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Recent Forum Posts

Re: SoCal Flip-flop/section Desert Hike Advice
Gary Schenk - Thu, Jan 19, 2017
You think too much. Keep it simple. Take train to San Diego. Take bus to Campo. Put feet on ground, walk north. It's no more dif...

SoCal Flip-flop/section Desert Hike Advice
adventuresofjesse - Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Hello. First post here, and my situation is a little a-typical. I'm hoping I can pick a few locals' brains about where to start ...

Re: Thru Hike 2017
Matthias - Sun, Jan 8, 2017
You dont have to be a lot earlier to do boxes. You also do not send all boxes for the whole trail at once! What if you dont make...

Re: Northern Half Of Oregon Pct Advice?
barryjones335 - Sat, Dec 31, 2016
Thanks for the info. I plan on 15 mi/day but am capable of 20 comfortably. I don't intend to rush but I doubt it will take me mo...

Re: Northern Half Of Oregon Pct Advice?
Miner - Sat, Dec 31, 2016
Most hikers go northbound. Though there will be some faster hikers coming through earlier, the main part of the herd will be en...

Northern Half Of Oregon Pct Advice?
barryjones335 - Fri, Dec 30, 2016
Hi there guys. i am going to do the norther 240 mi of oregons pct this summer. hwy 58-cascade locks. i dont usually mind running...

Re: Trail Planner
postholer - Tue, Dec 6, 2016
It has always been the plan to do that, but so few head southbound it just never makes it to the top of the todo list. But yes...

Re: Trail Planner
gribley - Tue, Dec 6, 2016
Just wanted to let you know I'd love to see the planner support southbound as well... Thanks....

CDT Class Of 2017
Brightflower - Tue, Dec 6, 2016
I hiked the AT in 2012 and am now ready for another LDH. This year I am planning on hiking the CDT in NM in the spring and looki...

Fires On The Southern AT
postholer - Fri, Dec 2, 2016
Using the latest updates from the map (Gaitlinburg and GSMNP perimeters also updated) here's the breakdown on trail miles actual...

Snow Cream's Journal
SnowCream - Thu, Dec 1, 2016
SnowCream's Appalachian Trail Adventures

Change In Trail Fauna Over 10 Years
postholer - Fri, Nov 18, 2016
Here you'll find land cover change over a 10 year period for various trails. The purpose is to bring awareness to the changing ...

Recent Blog & Journal Entrys

Like An Old Coat
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AZT - SlowBro - Today
Today dawned rainy and dismal gray. Looking out over the city from our breakfast nook, cloudy tendrils reached down along the ridgeline playing with the pines. Down to the basement to get my p...
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AZT - WFO50+ - Today
I've changed this about 3 times and it may may change again, but here it is. Patagonia -buy Tucson-pick up from my brother's place Oracle -buy Superior- buy Roosevelt Lake - pick...
Counting The Days
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CDT - lorenmauch - Yesterday
2017 is finally here and I am getting more excited with every passing day. I've finished the template for my blog while on trail. You can find it here. It's going ...
Resupply Locations 1
JMT - wa1k1ngman - Yesterday
I've been working on supply drops in order to keep my carries down to a minimum on each stretch. The beginning of the trip it is very easy to do. You start out in the Valley and carry for 2 ...
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AZT - Tally Ho - Yesterday
High tide for this mornings walk made for a more difficult walk in loose spite of the poor traction I was surprised to see that I had finished my out and back in just slightly over ...
Greater Patagonian Trail Day 12 - San Fabian
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GPT - buck30 - Thu, Jan 19, 2017
It was an easy mostly downhill walk to our spot to hitch or take a bus into town. It was pretty funny. We were on a rugged dirt road in the middle of nowhere. Pretty much one of the most remot...
Hangin' Out
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AT - jess - Thu, Jan 19, 2017
I have never hammock camped before. I think my longest stint in a hammock was a four hour Sunday nap. But I'm a still and heavy sleeper so I think this method will do me well. I'm also pretty ...
Journal Entry
AT - Farmboi993 - Mon, Jan 16, 2017
I have been wanting to do this since I saw aA Walk in the Woods in 2015. I can say that I am very anxious about the whole event but am looking forward to challenging myself and meeting great p...
Getting Organized
PCT - planetplenty - Sun, Jan 15, 2017
It's already the middle of January. Three month to get this trip organized and to actually do it. It's still a bit of a mystery....
Boots Came Yesterday 2017/01/13
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AT - SnowCream - Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Ok so now my new boots came yesterday Friday 13th so hopefully in a few weeks or so of breaking in my Mountaineering Boots and continued training/conditioning I will FINALLY begin this hike. T...
4 Months To Go
PCT - Trheidger - Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Just retired at the end of 2016. What a better way to start retirement than with a great challenge. I cannot wait to get on the trail....
Journal Entry
PCT - Kodiak1 - Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Looks like the Sierras are getting hammered with snow so far this year could change plans just have to see what the rest of the winter brings....

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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Hikers hanging around the crater lake store

Blues - PCT - Jul 31, 2015 - Crater And Diamond Lakes
July 30th
We only had 6 miles this morning to hike to the Mazama village at crater lake so we did that early, arriving around 7:30 and getting a good breakfast. We then walked over to a little store where there were showers, laundry, and supplies. It was actually really fun since there were picnic tables out front and all the hikers we'd been seeing for the last few weeks were pretty much there. After cleaning up and doing laundry I picked up a couple packages that amanda was kind enough to send me including a new ground cloth and pillow.
We then caught a trolly up to the lodge, got lunch and relaxed for a few hours. Since we are meeting my dad tomorrow a little before noon, and we are only 20 miles away we needed to burn some time. A couple other hikers ( red feather and Justin) are going to diamond lake for the night too and are going to catch a ride with us so we hung out with them for the day. It's also been really hot in oregon and we were trying to avoid peak heat. Around 430, we hiked out along the rim of the crater which was spectacular. I wish I had gone down to the water. We ended up camping at a place called grouse hill with a bunch of other hikers and spent a couple hours relaxing and chatting. Over all it was a fun, productive and social day.

July 31st
We slept in later than usual today since we only had 9 miles to go to reach diamond lake. It turned out to be another hot one, though, and even hiking early in the morning was sweaty work. We arrived at the meeting point around 10 and my dad arrived a little while later. A few other hikers that were also going to diamond lake all piled into his car with us and we headed off. I can't believe we all fit with packs and everything. It was a fun day hanging around the lake. My dad got a cabin right on the water and we went for a swim, resupplied and enjoyed the lodge cooking. It was also nice to avoid having to hike in the heat. Knowing that I was happy to be back in oregon, my dad brought a bunch of local treats including blackberry pie, oregon beer, oregon cheese and even a gallon of well water from where I grew up. It was really thoughtful and was nice to enjoy some familiar treats. It's interesting now that on the trail too I'm regularly seeing things I recognize. Everything for the first few months was completely. It's comforting in a way to see things I'm seen before, and there will be plenty more new experiences in Washington. After taking it easy through the afternoon, we went to the lodge for dinner. It was a hot day but it turned into a perfect evening so we ate outside on the deck overlooking the lake. It was another in what seems like an endless series of good days lately. Tomorrow it's back on the trail as we head toward shelter cove, hopefully in weather a little cooler than the last couple days.

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