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Recent Forum Posts

Hi From BC, Canada!
dougz - Mon, Apr 25, 2016
Hi! I'm a 41y m hiker who's literally begun thinking about section hiking the PCT, north to south, as of today.. It will be a ...

Mt Beden Powell Snow Conditions
LaGrangePoints5 - Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Anyone hear or see anything about trail/snow conditions on Mt. Baden-Powell?...

Re: 2016 South Bound Pct Thru Hike
mgarrett100 - Sun, Apr 10, 2016
Longshot, We are wanting to start in that mid June range and yoyo to the border as well. We are open to company. I know heart...

Re: Northern Oregon Section Hike Questions
postholer - Thu, Apr 7, 2016
If I was going to hike only Oregon I would wait till the first week in August. This would be based solely on mosquitos. If you d...

Re: Northern Oregon Section Hike Questions
Terminator - Thu, Apr 7, 2016
Looking at Postholer's snow chart shows an interesting year. Almost all of the peaks have above average SWE. A few peaks seem to...

Re: Class Of 2016
JamesA - Fri, Apr 1, 2016
Don't let the lack of funds make u not start, get creative, if u hike when the bulk of hikers go thru, search the hiker boxes fo...

Re: John Muir Trail In April
Swilder - Tue, Mar 29, 2016
Hi Willyswalking, I was wondering if you were open to having companion join you for part of the hike?...

PCT Snow: What Hikers Can Expect
postholer - Fri, Mar 25, 2016
In anticipation of April 1st, the peak of snow season, I've started looking at snow conditions in depth. Note I'm speaking stric...

Where To Get Jetboil Fuel Along The PCT
cfor - Tue, Mar 22, 2016
Over the last years I have section hiked the PCT. Meanwhile I got to southern Oregon (Fish Lake) and will continue comming July ...

Re: Colorado Trail Map Set
Vinland92 - Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Thank you for the quick reply. I made some mistakes on my original post such as publication date 2011 instead of print date and ...

Re: Colorado Trail Map Set
postholer - Mon, Mar 14, 2016
Thanks for your interest in the maps! The last update was January 2015. It does not have the Collegiate West route. However, yo...

Colorado Trail Map Set
Vinland92 - Mon, Mar 14, 2016
What edition is the current set of Postholer Colorado Trail printed maps? The order information says print date of Dec 2011 and ...

Recent Blog & Journal Entrys

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PCT - camperdan - Yesterday
Several thruhikers joined in at Cajon pass for a room at the Best Western hotel , some even sleeping on the floor. while linda and I sleeped on the side of the street by McDonald's restauran...
Day 40: 1mi Past Jenny Knob Shelter
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AT - BevoHi - Yesterday
I hiked 24.2 miles today with a 982 ft elevation change in 10.42 hours from Jenkins Shelter to 1mi past Jenny Knob Shelter. At this point, I have hiked 602.8 total miles averaging 15.07 miles ...
Zero At BigWalker Motel In Bland
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AT - Pour Bastard - Yesterday
There are times in life when a decision you initially made and thought was a mistake turns out to be a great experience. I thought shortly after getting to the motel, that it was going to be...
Made It To Julian!
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PCT - Chukar Bird - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
We got up early and was on the trail by 0645. It is amazing the views coming down from the Lagunas. I had no idea he trail was so beautiful through this stretch. You can see for miles and mile...
Morongo Valley To Yucca Valley
PCT - Magician - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Last night had been the first time I slept in a bed in three weeks. I have found that can be a bit dicey - I never know if I am going to wake in middle of the night with back pain. In that sit...
Day 4
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AT - trpost - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Slept well in the shelter last night except for the animal noise in the middle of the night. I woke up to what I thought sounded like monkeys. Not sure what it really was, maybe foxes or coyot...
Hiker Town!!
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PCT - sb - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Had a good nights rest on the rocks, exercise sure helps sleeping! Did lots of roller coasting up and down the hills... Then the trail dropped us back to society with a dirt road then paved h...
Day 31, Hiker Town
PCT - Ddawg - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Day 31, Zero Day, Hiker Town We went to Omstar Supermarket and when we came back there were quite a few hikers here. Holly, Rainbow, So Far and So Good, Pete and Nikky, Coyote and Wylie, Amy ...
Day 31
CDS - PeterS - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
It was really cold this morning when I left the albergue, the first out of bed as usual. I walked up to the cafe allied to the albergue and had a coffee for the road. Very soon I reached a rou...
The First Three Days
PCT - Chosh - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Currently waiting out the heat of the day in mount Laguna. Past two days were roughly twenty miles each, and my ankles are starting to resent that, so doing an easier day today. Pics to follow...
On To San Juan De Ortega
CDS - calberry - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Wednesday April 27, 2016 I woke about 5:00 and could not get back to sleep knowing I needed to get up early. So I laid there until about 6:00 and got up. I tried to be so quiet because no one...
Mile 360!
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PCT - ajmancuso - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Just completed the 52 mile section from Walker Pass to Kennedy Meadows, which included the Owens Peak Wilderness. The beautiful Kern River and spectacular views of the snow-capped Sierras were...

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joat - PCT - Jan 31, 2013 - Snowshoe To Top Of Mt. Tallac - Out And Back
With Spencer Pipkin and Alan Masters(PCT2013) A beautiful day hike/snowshoe from hwy 89 to the top of Mt. Tallac. There was fresh snow several days earlier, but that was followed-up by 70mph gusts and warmer weather that helped the snow to consolidate a bit thankfully. The Cathedral lake trailhead was snowed-in, so we started at the highway. We were able to carry our snowshoes for the first couple of miles before we got tired of postholing. Neither Alan nor I had been on this route before, but Spencer was an old hand at this. One of the bowls we climbed was extra steep and icy and I was challenged with my huge "backcountry touring" snowshoes. I wish I'd brought my crampons for this section. Alan had good alpine shoes with heal lifts, while Spencer with his slim touring shoes and constantly failing bindings seemed to be powered-up the slopes solely by enthusiastic kid power or some such.The ridge above Cathedral lake had several overhanging cornices above the trail, so we chose to stay far to the right as we approached the ridge, staying just below the rockline. The snow here had sun on it all day and was soft enough that if you take your time and carefully concentrate on your footing it was very doable. Views from the summit were fantastic. There were occasional gusts of wind (~10-15mph), but otherwise it was perfect. Here's a pointer to video shot from the summit:Mt. Tallac videoWe ended-up doing some glissades on the way down. Here's a video of the first one:glissade videoThe next bowl had an icy crust that would have been squirly with snowshoes, so I packed them and kicked the heals of my boots thru the crust for a secure descent. The next bowl had some serious ice patches, so I went out into the middle of it to make sure I'd have plenty of treeless runout at the base. When I hit the first ice patch the instant accelleration was fantastic:another glissade videoI put the snowshoes back on briefly, but did most of the rest of the trip down the mountain just in boots. There were a few post-holes above the knee, but most were less than a foot or so deep and I was getting serious annoyed with the loud "whack, whack" sound of the snowshoes on the mostly icy trail. I wish I'd thought to bring my gators for this as I ended-up getting some snow in my boots and the moisture spawned a blister on my right heal. Not to be left out, my plantar fasciitis was back in force on the left heal by the time we got back to the vehicles. Massage with a handy golf ball and 600mg of vitamin I (Ibuprophin) made the drive home bearable.  

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