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Planning
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions for first timers and old timers.
Planning Synopsis - A short and simple hike planning guide.
Resupply - All the major resupply locations along the PCT.
Gear Lists - Complete gear lists of those that walked the walk.
Plans - Actual, complete plans/schedules used by thru-hikers.
Register - Sign the register! The virtual trailhead register for section or thru-hikers.
Stockmen - For those who travel the trail with their 4 hooved friends.
Join a Trail Crew - For a day or week, learn more about the joy of giving back.

Maps
PCT Pocket Maps - the most current PCT maps available!
Pacific Crest Trail Google Map - trail trace, mileages, elevations, resupply, etc.
JMT Map & Data Book - Free online map set and data book (available in PDF).
Fire Perimeters - Interactive map of active fire perimeters.
Earthquake Map - 30 day interactive earthquake map along the PCT.

Reference
Data Book - Old online version, before 5th edition maps/data book.
Elevation Profiles - from the 5th edition maps. The most current available.
Photo Atlas - 7,000+ flora and landscape photos geo-referenced.

Miscellaneous
Links - A plethora of PCT links for all of your needs.
News - Trail news specific to the PCT.
Report Bikes on the PCT - Document bike encounters along the PCT.

Trail Conditions
Snow Depth - daily update of NOAA snow depth map.
Snow Conditions - Current and historical conditions. Weather, too!

Recent Forum Posts

Re: Navigation With Compass
STINGER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015
The Brunton compass should work fine. I always like the clear ones so I can see through to the map. If your not planning on GPS,...

Navigation With Compass
TraJik - Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Hello Everyone! I was hoping to get the opinion of hikers who use map and compass on the CDT. I'm one of those that go hiking...

Re: Class Of 2015
gg-man - Mon, Feb 23, 2015
How exactly would this work? From what I remember it there wasn't much if any cell reception in North Yosemite. Would the resu...

Sonora Pass Resupply
casey - Sat, Feb 21, 2015
I'm pleased to announce the Forest Service has agreed to issue a Special Use Permit allowing my wife and I to deliver resupply p...

Re: Class Of 2015
jonhikes - Fri, Feb 20, 2015
Navigation Map reading tip: If you get time, check out the google maps on postholer to 'follow' the trail. On the map, you can ...

Re: Hi All, I'm New To This Forum
Bigfoot_Hunter - Thu, Feb 19, 2015
My plan is to be in the "Class of 2016". I'll have to lose 80lbs to make it physically possible. I have lost 65lbs in ...

Re: Hi All, I'm New To This Forum
ryandax - Wed, Feb 18, 2015
keep an open mind and a positive attitude and you will be well along your way....

Re: Hi All, I'm New To This Forum
Gary Schenk - Wed, Feb 18, 2015
You can do as much of the PCT as you want. It's just going hiking is all....

Re: Class Of 2015
jonhikes - Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Planing to start early July 1 ?? ( depending on Snow levels ) at Harts Pass. Will wait until zero snow at Harts. Currently pla...

Re: Poor Condition Of Golden Oaks Spring In Section
ryandax - Sun, Feb 15, 2015
I definatly used golden oak spring in 2006 and 2012. With it dry or not usable it would be a long carry. Whenever I have to hik...

Re: Poor Condition Of Golden Oaks Spring In Section
bradmarston - Sun, Feb 15, 2015
Thanks for the reply. Definitely one shouldn't rely on caches. But 7 liters doesn't sound like enough for 35 miles, especially...

Re: Poor Condition Of Golden Oaks Spring In Section
ryandax - Sun, Feb 15, 2015
I would guess that the spring is in poor condition because of the many drought years in a row. Never depend on water caches. Th...

Recent Journal Entrys

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PCT - Flatlatch - Today
As is often the case with things I plan to do, seldom do things work out as I anticipate they will or should. Of course these fa...
Zero
AT - chaseat99 - Today
Zero day. Finished off my pizza for breakfast. Then did laundry. Afterwards a walk through the outfitter. Gatorade, snacks and a...
Where Am I
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PCT - qsquest 15 - Thu, Feb 26, 2015
As I begin to transition from running to hiking I decided to take stock of where I am in regard to physical fitness so I can dev...
Why Do It?!
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PCT - Red-feather - Wed, Feb 25, 2015
I just want to stop thinking about the never ending to do list for a moment to focus on why do this? If you'r planning on doing ...
More On Training
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PCT - larrenmerriman - Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Well, my training has not been as I had expected, but I consider that good training for the trail. The weather here in East Tenn...
To Lake Okeechobee
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FT - juicekey - Sun, Feb 22, 2015
Feb 22. 17.3 miles. So it was another 13 miles on the levee this morning to reach Lake Okeechobee for a late lunch. The next 55 ...
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PCT - home2020 - Sun, Feb 22, 2015
We have been working hard to get things ready for the hike. We have all our dinners and breakfasts put togeather, sealed and pla...
Gear Shakedown
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PCT - Badfish - Fri, Feb 20, 2015
I have my permit starting on April 23. I put my name on the ride board to ADZPCTKO for April 22. I can take 3 hikers comfortably...
Barry's Training Regime
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PCT - doninpdx - Fri, Feb 20, 2015
My new coach, Barry, says I should drink as much IPA as I can before the PCT to bulk up and ensure adequate internal calorie res...
No Prep Needed
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PCT - deacon - Thu, Feb 19, 2015
starting in may the 7th, looking forward. been backpacking 9 yrs those earlier years where hard, little information, hardly any ...
Flip Flop Thoughts
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AT - CodeWalker - Wed, Feb 18, 2015
I enjoy nature and the solitude that it provides. Originally when planning my thru hike, I was drawn to a south bound (SOBO) hik...
Prep And Planning!
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PCT - KatHampton - Mon, Feb 16, 2015
At the beginning of January I decided for sure to hike the PCT this year, announced the news to family and friends, and began to...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Why Wait!? - AT - May 31, 2014 - Journal Entry
Well, I got just what the doctor ordered... A walk on a long, long ridge with minor ups and downs, soft (mostly) underfoot with leaves and pine needles, a great dip in a beautifully clear river that ran through miles of rhododendron thickets, not too hot with often a gentle breeze --- we are camped next to a pond with a chorus of frogs and crickets lulling us to sleep... Tomorrow we will walk a short morning to Wood's Hole Hostel-- a place that is supposed to be a "slice of heaven"-- lots of heavens in this world!! And.. We passed the 600 mile mark today!


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