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Recent Forum Posts

XMil - Invisibles
NoCape - Thu, May 28, 2015
Perhaps a bit more than interested in who or how many might be pounding ground and making post holes that have military experien...

Re: Graphical Representation Of Hiker Start Dates
NoCape - Thu, May 28, 2015
I am interested in a little disaggregation with a demographic breakdown by age, maybe three age groups. My specific interest, i...

Re: North Vs South PCT 2015 June 1 Start
rferrari - Fri, May 15, 2015
I am in California, and have lived here all my life. With the other posts telling you to wait for a southbound trek, beware that...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
gg-man - Thu, May 14, 2015
Yes. There is lost no downside to starting in early to mid July. you will have plenty of time to do your hike and unless snowa...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Thu, May 14, 2015
Thanks for that GGman. I will have to make a final decision about 12 months out due to me getting leave from work. Do you think ...

Re: PCT And Public Transportation In California
rferrari - Thu, May 14, 2015
Of course it depends on the section of the PCT you are planning to visit. If you give me more info on the starting and ending po...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
gg-man - Thu, May 14, 2015
Unless you are limited to nailing down your start date way ahead of time, I would wait to see how the preceding winter turns out...

PCT And Public Transportation In California
claudebelley - Wed, May 13, 2015
Hi, I am Canadian (from Montreal) and I plan to do a small section of the PCT this summer (10 days in July). I will arrive in S...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Wed, May 13, 2015
Thanks alot for reply...exactly what i wanted to know. Mid to late June it is then Cheers Kiwi Stu...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
postholer - Wed, May 13, 2015
May will be way too early in a normal snow year. The pass through Echo Lake around July 5th. Personally, I wouldn't start from...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Tue, May 12, 2015
Hi everyone....Kiwi Stu here again. Is there anybody here who can help me with the start time question i have posted cheers stu...

Re: 30 Days To Campo
gg-man - Mon, May 11, 2015
Please don't take these comments as a statement on your abilities. One of the few people I have hiked any length of time with i...

Recent Journal Entrys

Nice To Be Walking But Hot
AT - chaseat99 - Today
Up at 6 am for breakfast across the road. Ran into Bag O Tricks at the dinner. I wanted to leave town earlier but I decided to m...
Silver City
CDT - CiscoCombs - Yesterday
This morning the cows were still gone leaving us to enjoy our little spring. A six mile walk down a wide sandy river bed brought...
A Full Day
PCT - spectrum - Yesterday
The cows visited the spring just before nightfall last night. This caused a little motivation for those few people thinking of m...
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AT - jimmyjam - Yesterday
Another great day. Up and over bear mountain down to the resort for a beer on tp the Appalachian market for resupply and hoagies...
Little Jimmy To Mt. Pacifico
PCT - Eldon - Thu, May 28, 2015
Music last night at Little Jimmy Campground sounded good , wouldn't want to carry all that weight . Walked mostly through fo...
Hot Day In The Desert
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PCT - maxmontano - Thu, May 28, 2015
Well I had a nice zero day in acton yesterday. I slept in for the first time in a while and hitched a ride into the town of acto...
Washington DC
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AT - StarMan - Thu, May 28, 2015
I begin my trek to the north. Barb found me a room in DC for a short layover so I can go have some fun at the Smithsonian. I wal...
Zero Day At The Motel 6 In Mojave, CA
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PCT - blazingstar08 - Thu, May 28, 2015
I spent the entire day at the motel 6 in Mojave. The duties of the day were resting, eating, and hiding from the sun. It's reall...
Day In Town
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PCT - tpotter - Thu, May 28, 2015
This morning I talked on the phone with Jeanne who is in Singapore training teachers on BioEthics. It is always wonderful to tal...
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AT - BigBro+LilSis - Thu, May 28, 2015
We've made it to New York!!! The concrete jungle where dreams are made of!!! But actually, it's beautiful here! After a flood wo...
Recovering And Reminiscing
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PCT - Darthkev - Thu, May 28, 2015
A lot of our friends and family follow both Max and I on these journals and are aware that I have been sidelined from hiking wit...
Day 36
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PCT - stewart50 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Note much happened today just the usual town stuff, sorting out resupply, figuring out how to deal with the coming long waterles...

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Sparky - PCT - Apr 16, 2012 - Up And Over
Today was one heck of a hike. Straight up and over. Started at Hauser Creek and climbed out of the canyon to the top of the mountain and down the other side to Lake Morena. Who ever said you can hike yourself into shape is an idiot (wait, I think that was me).

I am no doubt carrying too much weight and need to shed some unnecessary items. I thinks I can eliminate around 8 pounds.

I had intended on making Lake Morena yesterday. Oh well. I'm not going to race to Canada and I am in a cluster of hikers that are all moving at about the same speed and doing the same distances right now. Four of the six or seven who camped at Hauser Creek are camped here at Morena. Nice people. A Canadian gal, a woman from Santa Cruz, two men from Ohio. A couple other hikers have pulled in and are setting up tents.

The climb, only a little over four miles took everything I had. At times I felt as if I could touch the ground in front of me the trail was that steep in spots. Took me close to five hours. So I decided to call it a day and relax with the others here at Morena.

Tomorrow I will head off and try and make a dent in getting up to the Laguna Mountains. Will most likely take me two, maybe three days. Slower than I expected but not a big deal right now.

I'm enjoying the adventure, even with the pain. When I have proper cell service I will upload some pictures

Until next time; lighten the load, your knees and back will love you.

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