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Recent Forum Posts

Re: Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
jfulgham - Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Thank you for the information. I'm currently working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. It doesn't leave a lot of time for researc...

Re: Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
postholer - Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Ok, I'll do your homework for you. In January, in SoCal, during a normal winter, you will have a tough time finding a long exte...

Re: Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
jfulgham - Tue, Jul 28, 2015
If I wanted to do a southbound winter hike on the PCT to Campo, what is a safe point to start from in January? I am into advent...

Re: Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
postholer - Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Is it doable? Yes. KM to Campo is 700 miles. Hundreds of miles would be in winter time snow conditions. KM is closed during win...

Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
jfulgham - Mon, Jul 27, 2015
Hello. I am interested in making a southbound hike in January and February. I am not familiar with weather and elevation yet on...

Re: Water Availability - North Cascades
LaGrangePoints5 - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
I was on a brief hike north from Harts Pass last week, and the first water north was pretty good at Tamarack Peak. I ran into a...

Start Date - Kennedy Meadows
Button - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Hello - just after some advice from hikers of the PCT... If I was interested in doing a partial PCT hike from Kennedy Meadows t...

Water Availability - North Cascades
57over170 - Wed, Jul 22, 2015
We've been tracking the snow melt in the North Cascades and see that snow pack is way down from 30yr average. There's an alert f...

Re: Lift To Harts Pass ?
LaGrangePoints5 - Fri, Jul 17, 2015
Yes, that is reasonable. From the Mt. Vernon bus station, you can easily get a Skagit transit bus to Concrete. There are stores...

Lift To Harts Pass ?
golightly - Tue, Jul 14, 2015
Hi I am finally arriving in Vancouver 21st July 22nd I will get Amtrak to Mt Vernon and bus to concrete (?) and then start hitch...

Re: Moderate/Strong El Nino Occurring
postholer - Sun, Jul 12, 2015
"There is a greater than 90% chance that El Nio will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16, and around an 80%...

Re: PCT Fires, A Graphic Look
Gary Schenk - Mon, Jul 6, 2015
If I had to choose between mountain bikers and hiker's illegal campfires on the PCT, I'd choose the bikers....

Recent Journal Entrys

Meyers Hill To MacDonald Pass
CDT - Voyageur - Yesterday
It was a good night’s sleep up on Meyer’s Hill just above the trail. I woke at 6:15am with cows about and started walking at 7:30am. Rather than back tracking, I just traveled XC d...
Day 123: Mazama Village
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PCT - d-c-nelson - Yesterday
It rained fairly hard again at about 4 AM, but the skies were clear and the rain had washed down the last of the smoke residue by the time I broke camp. Just north of mile 1812, I entered Crat...
Timberline Lodge
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PCT - bobk - Yesterday
Enjoyed my spectacular room at the Government Camp Best Western by sleeping in (spectacular compared to camping in a dust storm). It only took a few minutes to pack since I never really unpack...
Transit To Weaverville
BFT - fireweed - Yesterday
The Trinity County Transit has a great little bus that runs between Hayfork and Willow Creek and Redding ( I am in Weaverville (escaped the smoke and fires in Hayfork) ...
Forced Off Trail From Fire Closure
PCT - bafrazier - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
It was five miles to the Suiattle trail turnoff and it such easy walking compared to yesterday. Just before the bridge, there were these huge trees, you couldn't help but stop and gawk at them...
In Which I Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow
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PNT - markdavis - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
Today was mostly another roadwalk getting me closer to town. After an hour or so I came to a junction where I could follow the primary route through a circuitous route into the forest or take ...
Goodbye California!
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PCT - blazingstar08 - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
Today was a long day. But, partly because of my late start. I didn't get hiking until 745 this morning. My legs and feet are a bit sore. The result of my nice break in Ashland. I think they fo...
Day 29
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AT - Jrichards - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
Slower start out of Chett's. Had to walk 1.5 miles to North Woodstock to a spot I could hitch a ride. Got a ride with a Massachusetts day hiker who had come up to hike up the same trail I was ...
More Beautiful Oregon
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PCT - maxmontano - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
Aug 1st Well, I begin another month on the trail. If all goes well, this will be the last full one I spend on it. We decided to skip breakfast at the lodge today. There was still tons of pie a...
Journal Entry
PCT - batesvillebreeze - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
It was two weeks ago today that I got off trail. I'd been having a toothache off and on since Crabtree Meadows. I could handle off and on but it became persistent my last three days on trail a...
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AT - Tjb02141993 - Sat, Aug 1, 2015
Crossed the Kennebec river today which is the longest river crossing on the AT without a bridge. There are upstream dams so you actually have to wait for a ferry to pick you up. The ATC employ...
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AT - chaseat99 - Sat, Aug 1, 2015
64* in my tent this morning was great. Feels so much better than 70* in the morning. Surprisingly it only hit a high of 75* briefly today. A morning rain that started after 7:00 and a good rai...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Clockwise - JMT - Jul 20, 2009 - Bottle Cap Race 7/20
We had an interesting time at the water hole today. Joe dropped his bottle cap into the creek, and away it went. The creek was not too large, but was overgrown with deadfalls and brush. We searched the area for quite awhile with no results assuming it floated downstream some. We were just about to give up the search when I spotted the cap under a log not far from where it was dropped. That's when the fun began. I didn't have a good angle to just grab it, so we had to move the log. The cap was free and headed downstream again. I did some dancing in the water chasing after the all important closure. I returned to shore with wet feet, but with cap in hand, and we had a good laugh about it. We climbed along the fall of Evolution Creek listening to the roar of water through the trees. The attraction to see more of the fall was strong. With a bit of cross country travel, we soon found a sufficiently dangerous viewing area to sit and watch tremendous amounts of water crash downward. What fun. About a mile upstream from the falls, the trail crosses to the north side of the creek. It really should be called a river, since it was about 75 feet to the opposite shoreline in sometimes waist deep water. The crossing was entertaining but not dangerous for us this late in the season. The water was pretty cold, but once we started across it actually felt refreshing. As we were putting our socks back on, after crossing Evolution, it began to rain. We threw on our pack covers and I hiked with my umbrella since it was too warm to hike in rain-gear. The umbrella worked well, but I found I traveled much slower without my sticks (trekking poles). After a few more miles of wet hiking, we found our campsite for the night. Another picture perfect site along Evolution Creek. Clockwise

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