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Recent Forum Posts

Re: Skip The Sierras From Kennedy Meadows
PhilipHCook - Wed, May 25, 2016
I tried to jump to Soda Springs (HWY 80 near Truckee) yesterday and hike North, but the snow was too deep to follow the trail wi...

Re: Planning PCT Hike For April 2017
Bombers - Tue, May 24, 2016
hello All, I am researching and getting my gear ready for 2017 PCT Hike, some of my friends are very supportive while others th...

Transport To Hart's Pass
Glaswegian - Sat, May 21, 2016
I'm planning to do a SOBO thruhike starting at the beginning of July 2016 and I'm wondering how other people are planning to get...

Re: Planning PCT Hike For April 2017
Terminator - Thu, May 19, 2016
Research online, research online, research online. Ideas for saving money before trail: Shorten your trip. Less time means le...

Re: Stove Fuel Availability
mrolph - Tue, May 17, 2016
Fuel canisters (isobutane/propane) are available at fairly regular intervals, probably as available as white gas. Alcohol is the...

Stove Fuel Availability
bob2019 - Mon, May 16, 2016
I have sadly been reading this forum for hours.... I hope many of these questions get answered I only have one for now....I no...

Re: Planning PCT Hike For April 2017
foxchard - Mon, May 16, 2016
One thing you can look at, if you or your friends are skilled, is creating your own equipment. There are a few sites and blogs ...

Re: Skip The Sierras From Kennedy Meadows
pix - Mon, May 9, 2016
Hi, thank so much for your answer. We will consider a through hike and hope everything goes well. Hopefully the snow will melt...

Re: Skip The Sierras From Kennedy Meadows
gg-man - Sat, May 7, 2016
You are going to want to check postholers snow page very closely. There is a lot of snow in north so I'm not sure where you are...

PCT Fire Perimeters Updated 2002-2015
postholer - Wed, May 4, 2016
All fire perimeters that the PCT passes through between 2002-2015 have been updated on the google maps. From the 'Map Skins' li...

Re: Northern Oregon Section Hike Questions
ochocowalker - Tue, May 3, 2016
Shellback I'm doing a SOBO starting Cascade Locks in early July, through all of Oregon into NoCal. I've sectioned parts of Ore...

Re: Class Of 2016
ochocowalker - Tue, May 3, 2016
I'll be doing a solo SOBO starting at Cascade Locks, ending at the official midpoint marker south of Lassen (provided I don't ge...

Recent Blog & Journal Entrys

Sleeping On The Ground-Part 2
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CT - SlowBro - Today
Let me preface this blog by saying I am what is called a "gram weenie" when it comes to backpacking gear. I keep trying to find a way to shave weight from my kit. At this point in my hiking ca...
Zero Days 26-28 May Memorial Weekend
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PCT - Chukar Bird - Yesterday
Alright, I didn't realize how much I needed a rest day or two.....or three :) There is so much to do like washing my clothes (twice), adjusting resupply boxes, showering twice a day, fixing th...
Pee Cee Tee!!!!
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PCT - sb - Yesterday
I was planning on hiking a local trail today, but couldn't wait to hike on the pct, so we headed to Santiam pass instead .. Got there and going about 9:30 am..There was 10 or so cars already a...
Preparation And Equipment Notes
PCT - thesoupthing - Yesterday
I've been a busy bee these past three days. I think I've finally wedged myself out of this rut I've been in as far as planning the hike. I feel far closer to the PCT now than I did three days ...
Day 70: Caledonia State Park - Gettysburg, PA
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AT - BevoHi - Yesterday
I hiked 15.7 miles today with a 1103 ft elevation change in 7.05 hours from PA-16 (2 miles Short of Deer Lick Shelters) to Caledonia State Park - Gettysburg, PA. At this point, I have hiked 10...
Dum Dum Dum..
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AT - tee - Yesterday
well, i still didn't hit the 20 i was aiming for, but i did get a decent number of miles in today. the going wasn't bad, although it was raining and thundering for a good bit of the time. it's...
Off Road Madness
PCT - Magician - Fri, May 27, 2016
It was going to be a busy day so I was up early.  I got in the shower for one more stink elimination round.  I had learned my lesson from the previous day so I made sure to put the door chai...
Day 32
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AT - trpost - Fri, May 27, 2016
Finally a chance to write up this entry. Had the campsite to myself last night, very peaceful and pleasant. Got up early so I could make to sure to get to Pocahontas Rd in time to meet Alber...
Day 61
PCT - Ddawg - Fri, May 27, 2016
> > > Day 61 > > > > Relocated to Paradise, CA > > We spent a long time slogging through the snow today. We were up at high elevation all day. The weather was spectacular and t...
Expensive Ice Cream !!
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AT - Quakerland - Fri, May 27, 2016
The weather this week has been beautiful - sunny and warm in the 70s. My trek today is up and down a lot of hills. There is plenty of water along the way with several brooks and creeks. I did ...
Spring Heat
PCT - foxchard - Fri, May 27, 2016
So yesterday was our first taste of the (moderate) summer heat that we'll be having this year, being what felt like the warmest day of the year so far. What critical gear do I still need that ...
Zero Day In Big Bear
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PCT - Davidbrook - Fri, May 27, 2016
Trail experience: how can the terrain be changing so much so often; it seems I go through two or three changes in a full day of walking. This week has seen desert, plains, mountains, pone fore...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

PCT photo

View west from Whitney summit

Early B. - PCT - Jun 1, 2014 - Mt. Whitney!
Clear and near freezing this morning, hiking before 6 am. Left tent, bear canister and most gear for the day. Took all of my clothes!
I have so many fantastic photos of the climb up to Trail Crest where we met the trail from Whitney portal, along the ridge and at the top, arriving around 915.
With the altitude it was zone 1 heart rate and zone 3/4 breathing, but legs felt good. Fantastic views from the top, I will upload photos to Flickr in 2 or 3 days. Lots of hikers from the Whitney Portal side. Stayed at the top nearly 2 hours, sunny and almost no wind.
Easy descent, felt fantastic from the great climb and higher oxygen levels.
Packed up our campsite and hiking by 2 pm. Want to get in a good position to climb over Forester pass tomorrow , 13000 ft and the highest point on the PCT (Whitney was side trip).
Hiked 12 non PCT miles up and down Mt. Whitney, and an extra 4 PCT miles today.

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