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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

Final Planning
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PCT - ddmsigns22 - Yesterday
Getting down to final planning and packing stage. Have put together meals and snacks and will start putting together resupply boxes tomorrow....
Day 17 - Karma
JMT - HooKooDooKu - Yesterday
The hike from the top of Mt. Whitney to the Whitney Portal about 10 miles long was more difficult than I expected... after all, we're talking about a decent of over 6,000'. I had hoped to ge...
Early!, 10 By 10, & Lake City
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CT - SlowBro - Yesterday
Awoke a little after 4 AM and packed up camp. Was pounding the trail in the dark by headlamp at 4:45. It had rained much of the night and all the bushes and plants along the path were generous...
Day 130: Andover, ME
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AT - BevoHi - Yesterday
I hiked 9.1 miles today with a 1846 ft elevation change in 4.38 hours from 5.5 miles past Frey Notch Lean-to to Andover, ME. At this point, I have hiked 1942.3 total miles averaging 14.94 mile...
Burney Falls State Park
PCT - bafrazier - Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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...
Day 19 - Downhill Baby
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GDR - buck30 - Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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...
Journal Entry
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CDT - simplesole - Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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 - Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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 - Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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 - Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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,...
Day 120
PCT - Ddawg - Mon, Jul 25, 2016
{date=07252016 Day 120 We set off at 6:15 for Blue Lake, 7 miles up the trail. When we got there, the mosquitoes were unbearable so John headed back and I hiked on. I met French Fry, Cinch, ...
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...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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Adventure Duo - PCT - Jun 26, 2007 - Several Entries In One
so, I didn't have a pen during the Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass section. I'm going to attempt to write here what I remember from those days...
we left the ford in Matterhorn Canyon and headed over Benson Pass, past Benson Lake and into mosquito zone. later, we went past Wright Lake and up another canyon to Dorothy Lake and Dorothy Lake Pass. This was a super easy day, though the mileage was still pretty substantial. the climb up to the pass was amazingly gentle, and it went alongside a river so it was nice and cool. we saw Stormin' Norman and Hell On Wheels along the way. we camped that night a few miles past the 1000 mile mark, which we built a sign for out of rocks. the bugs were terrible again, so we ate lunch in our tent. luckily there weren't any bears around so we didn't regret it. the next day, we packed up and headed out to Sonora Pass, 16 miles or so which we covered by about 1pm. it was another beautiful section, with views into Yosemite and Emigrant Basin from a ridgeline. we played a lot of 20 Questions to pass the time on the way up.
coming out at Sonora was bittersweet. George has decided to leave the trail, probably for good. walking down toward the road was the last bit of trail I'll be hiking with him on the PCT. I'm not sure what to do about the rest of this hike - go by myself, stop hiking and come home, find a new partner? too many options, and none of them are the one I want, which is to keep hiking with George.
anyways, we got a ride down to Bridgeport with a crazy old man and his dog. he dropped us off at a local restaurant. George ordered lunch while I tried to arrange things with my mother in Oakland and my grandparents at Ebbetts Pass. after eating, we got a ride to Markleeville, then another ride to Ebbetts Pass, where my grandfather came and picked us up. we went back to the cabin, had homemade lasagne for dinner, had a good soak in the hot tub and went to bed.

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