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Recent Forum Posts

Camping Near Souther Terminus
jduplass - Thu, May 4, 2017
Hi Friends - first post. Planning on arriving at the southern terminus at night (midnight-ish) in early June for a section hike....

Re: Snow On The Pct Prior To Kennedy Meadows
ManOWar - Sat, Apr 29, 2017
I headed up to Kennedy Peak yesterday to bag both Kennedy and Levitt Peaks.... If you are doing the PCT (NOBO or SOBO) you bett...

Re: Snow Outlook From Tahoe To Whitney
Steve_O_49 - Sat, Apr 15, 2017
You should have a blast! 1st thing you should do is google pictures of "postholing deep snow hiking". Now imagine you...

Re: PCT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
postholer - Tue, Apr 11, 2017
Walker Pass to Kennedy Meadow should be OK, aside from any late season storms. The high point is 8,000 feet in that section, but...

Re: PCT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
RobertoFresco - Tue, Apr 11, 2017
Hello Friends I obviously didn't know what I was doing when I scheduled my trip. I plan on hiking the section from Walker pass ...

Re: Snow Conditions SB PCT (inquiry)
Hotdog - Sun, Apr 9, 2017
So exactly what am I waiting for here? Looking at hearts pass snow report. There is lots of snow. Am I watching for a certain le...

Snow Outlook From Tahoe To Whitney
Kmarin - Thu, Apr 6, 2017
Hey guys, really happy I found this website it's been super helpful so far. I'm plan on hiking the PCT sobo this year, my orig...

Re: Help With The Trail Planner
postholer - Thu, Apr 6, 2017
At this time the planner only allows for a south to north journey, due to the overwhelming trend of going in that direction. -p...

Help With The Trail Planner
M McMich - Thu, Apr 6, 2017
It seems the trail planner will only let you hike from south to north. I want to hike a section starting in Damacus VA and going...

Re: Snow On The Pct Prior To Kennedy Meadows
dofdear - Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Postholer Maps are a great resource for snow information. What I like about the maps over the other graphing tools is that the ...

Re: Snow On The Pct Prior To Kennedy Meadows
Miner - Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Though conditions will be improving since the snow will be melting off each day ( and a week of warm weather can make a big diff...

Re: Snow On The Pct Prior To Kennedy Meadows
jimbo - Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Thanks, post holder! I called the ranger station on Mt. Jacinto to talk about the Trail closure on the mountain. I also talked ...

Recent Blog & Journal Entrys

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PCT - Flame - Yesterday
This is a picture of 7 days of food on the trail! A few people eat all organic, vegetarian, or gluten free, but just about all hikers eat like this, haha! Photo 2 is just me on the trail at...
Day 5
PCT - -Ghost- - Yesterday
Decides on one more shorter day today to make sure my knee was feeling better. I think the zero yesterday was a smart decision as I had virtually no discomfort with my knee today. My blisters ...
The Hike Was A "Bust"
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BMT - Gorp-Gobbler - Yesterday
I know it's been over a month since the BMT hike, so I apologize for this late update. As the subject line indicates, the hike was a "Bust". First off, one member of the group drove 12 hours...
Pie Town, New Mexico
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CDT - lorenmauch - Yesterday
I have reached Pie Town and picked up my fourth resupply box. It's been a great hike so far and It's time for PIE! Check out my blog at: http://cdt2017.blogspot.com/ Sent from my iPhone...
May 2, Zero Day
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AT - Journeyman - Yesterday
Zero day today. Right now its raining and in the mid 50s. Tomorrow will be much nicer. Subway for lunch, picked up a few things at the Dollar Store, and lounging. Here is a article detailing ...
And It's Over...
CDT - Ellen S - Yesterday
We awoke this morning to clouds and wind. The forecast was for 40-50 mph winds for today and tomorrow. By Monday, it will be thunderstorms and rain. We took a drive to Cuba to leave a vehicle...
Hot Springs Trail Day 19
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HST - buck30 - Wed, May 24, 2017
I spent the day taking 2 buses from Lake Isabella over to Mammoth. The nice thing was that I went from West of the Sierra's to the east of the Sierras without actually crossing them. The route...
Bend Bound
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ODT - amyeff - Wed, May 24, 2017
Last November while Fabien was home in France, the moon was full but not yet up and I drove over Cedar Pass to Surprise Valley. I stopped at Rabbit Traxx, the gas station, to buy a beer - prob...
Day 4 - A Very Strange But Great Day
PCT - Rickreimer - Wed, May 24, 2017
Today was a gr8 day hiking 18 miles along a high ridge in the high desert. It got to 95° but never felt hotter than 80 cause there was a "cool" wind. I hiked alone today the whole time and it...
Day 25 : Wrightwood
PCT - CarlZ993 - Wed, May 24, 2017
Day 25: Wrightwood I hiked 0 miles today with a 0 ft elevation change in 0 hours from CS-349.3 to Wrightwood. At this point, I have hiked 369.4 total miles averaging 14.78 miles per d...
Day 46
UKT - PeterS - Wed, May 24, 2017
A very pleasant day but not much in the way of highlights. The day started with absolute chaos in the Tan Hill Inn when everyone showed up for breakfast at the earliest time of 8:00 am. We wer...
A Normal Zero-day
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PCT - snepp00 - Wed, May 24, 2017
A zero in Big Bear Lake. Slept in till 8 am, then a big breakfast with eggs, sausage and baked potaties. Then went out to look for cooking gas for the upcoming week. After we got back to the h...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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Larry photographs an arch

Elderly Ellen - PCT - Jun 17, 2010 - Recovering
Today we left Lone Pine (via rental car) for some easy recovery days. I've started the treatment for giardia and seem to be slowly improving. I'm able to eat about half what I should. We both need to feel better and put on some weight before we start hiking. So rather than mope around Lone Pine, we plan to relax, camp, and see some sights. Tonight, we're in a Bishop campground. We spent the day doing an easy hike in the Alabama Hills to an arch we'd always wanted to find. Then we drove north to the Manzanar Relocation Camp (National Historic Site). Both were quite enjoyable. I probably won't write a journal entry every day while we're off-trail. I'll let folks know how things progress. Thanks to all for your encouragement! PS Thru-hiker confessions, continued. We went to a laudromat to get our clothes done. It's hot in Lone Pine, so we planned to change into our heavy, hot rain gear in the bathroom at the laundromat. Problem: there was no bathroom! Solution: take the compactor bag that the dirty clothes are stuffed in, hold it up in a corner of the room, and change behind it. We got a few confused looks from the local folks using the washers, but I'm confident our modesty was maintained!

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