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Recent Forum Posts

Transportation From Seattle To Rainy Pass On Septemb
tanasi - Mon, Jul 11, 2016
Hi All, we are planning to hike from Rainy Pass to Manning Park the first week of September. We are trying to figure out trans...

Interested In NoBo Cascade Locks To Manning?
ridehard - Wed, Jun 29, 2016
Looking for someone who might be interested in hiking this section. I had a PCT permit from Campo but had to cancel out of that...

Re: Southbound - Canadian Border Questions
AxiomUnbroken - Mon, Jun 27, 2016
Thanks, I am going off the NOAA snow maps superimposed over a topo map//ww.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/m ... uidebooks/ I did c...

Re: Southbound - Canadian Border Questions
postholer - Mon, Jun 27, 2016
The bugs will be horrendous southbound. Most of the trail doesn't have snow on it, but significant portions still do. "......

Re: Southbound - Canadian Border Questions
AxiomUnbroken - Sun, Jun 26, 2016
I read the bugs were not as bad southbound, compared to northbound... with snow on the ground, I would assume the same. The lowe...

Re: Southbound - Canadian Border Questions
postholer - Sun, Jun 26, 2016
The snow maps tend to under do the snow amounts. So if they're showing snow you should find plenty. Frankly, I wouldn't do Oreg...

Southbound - Canadian Border Questions
AxiomUnbroken - Sun, Jun 26, 2016
I booked my trip to Washington for the 3rd, I am wondering about conditions to the border on the PCT, the snow maps still look r...

Re: Snow Conditions SB PCT (inquiry)
AxiomUnbroken - Sun, Jun 26, 2016
Does anyone know what the conditions look like to the Canadian border around harts pass? Now maps still look like hell....

Arizona Trail Google Map Update
postholer - Sat, Jun 25, 2016
The AZT google map has been completely updated with the latest track and way points from the Arizona Trail Assoc. You can find t...

Re: 2016 - The Year Of The Fallen Tree
TheProfessor - Sat, Jun 25, 2016
Let's be a little bit less dramatic, and give some information from the ground. I just sectioned Breitenbush Lake to Wapinitia ...

2016 - The Year Of The Fallen Tree
North 350 Blades - Wed, Jun 15, 2016
Hikers Let it be known that Washington experienced epic levels of winter blow down due to multiple wind storms this winter. Th...

Snow Season End: Snow Pack Vs Trail Snow
postholer - Sat, Jun 11, 2016
Now at the end of the snow season we are able to show the graphic difference between monitoring snow pack vs trail snow. As you...

Recent Blog & Journal Entrys

Burney Falls State Park
PCT - bafrazier - Yesterday
After some discussion about the upcoming heat of the day, figuring out water sources, and deciding how to conquer the Hat Rim section, we decided to make a quick 1/4 mile detour to Old Station...
Gathering Of The Tribe
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CT - SlowBro - Yesterday
Early start because I planned to hike all the way to the road at Spring Creek Pass. So left camp at 5:45 for a 1,200 ft climb to the saddle on San Luis Peak. The up and down through a couple o...
Day 19 - Downhill Baby
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GDR - buck30 - Yesterday
I'm glad I did my little stealth spot which was peaceful instead of camping around 25 other sites. At some point in the night a herd of either mountain goats, Bighorns or Elk passed by throu...
Day 129: 5.5 Miles Past Frey Notch Lean-to
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AT - BevoHi - Yesterday
I hiked 15.9 miles today with a 2529 ft elevation change in 10.8 hours from Spec Pond Shelter to 5.5 miles past Frey Notch Lean-to. At this point, I have hiked 1933.2 total miles averaging 14....
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CDT - simplesole - Yesterday
A little bit of everything today. Ridge, forest, Pastor, and road. The weather had s little of everything as well. Started out with a beautiful sunrise than it got really windy but only a few ...
Journal Entry
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PCT - murda - Yesterday
Day 81 - Mile 1268 Lots of climbing today. Over 6500 feet. There have been lots of trees, which comes with nice shade. Some of the areas almost felt like rainforest. I found a flip flop al...
Nantucket Break
AT - TroyG - Yesterday
I took a week off to go with my parents to Nantucket to visit some friends. 2 days after I got back from Nantucket I headed back on the trail where I left off....
Update On My Eye Surgery
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PCT - goldeneagle - Yesterday
Hello friends and fellow hikers, The first thing I want to say is, THANK YOU so much for your support through this chapter of my life. Well, the second thing I should let you know,...
Drakesbad To Hat Vreek
PCT - LinO - Mon, Jul 25, 2016
Monday, 7/25/16 When I awoke I looked out my tent door and saw the huge backpacking tent belonging to the German couple. When passing them later in the day I asked how much it weighed. He...
Shelter Cove...
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PCT - sb - Mon, Jul 25, 2016
I was so tired last night after walking in the heat all day, I didn't even finish my journal post yesterday.. It saves in my email outbox until I get wifi.. Well, when we finally got the wifi ...
Goin To Jackson
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CDT - Adam and Denali - Mon, Jul 25, 2016
We've landed in Jackson after an absolutely spectacular and physically challenging stretch through the Tetons. Our campsite on the night of July 23rd pretty much summed up the experience: We s...
Zero Day
AT - chaseat99 - Mon, Jul 25, 2016
Nice restful day at the famous Shaws bording house. BLTS at Petes Place for breakfast, super steal sub from the Irving for lunch, a salad and milk shakes from Petes place. We finished watc...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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Off trail spring (near Death Canyon?)

All Day Long - PCT - Jun 1, 2014 - Mulkey Pass
This entry covers: Sun 6-1-14
CS 0723 > CS 0744 Mulkey pass tr
21 miles.

Felt rested. Up @ 0445. Clear sky. Breakfast. Repacked bear can. Feet doing well, esp. w/ slower pace. Hiking @ 0620. Good trail energy. No feet issues. Stopped at spring off the trail (731? or 736?) for water & early lunch. Missing the PB quantity but glad I packed the small tubs. Climb went ok. Stopped at Diaz Creek for water & dinner. Nice area; lots of camping spots, but red ants where I stopped made for easy decision to hike on until 7pm & 3 miles to Mulkey Pass. Another hiker reported no ants at his spot. Reduces tomorrow's target mileage to 15. Set up tent. Pedometer battery dying; will it survive until Lone Pine?

All Day Long








Alone in the wilderness without a compass or a guide... However, by carefully noting the position of the sun, I could tell it was still daytime.

Life isn't as serious as my mind makes it out to be.

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