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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

Snow And Trees
PCT - Russell - Today
Took two days hikes with everything in my pack except for several days of food. I have my total pack weight at 14.34 lbs. Now add the consumables like fuel canister, water, and food. Looks lik...
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PCT - goldeneagle - Today
Why hello everyone, I'm BACK for another report. May 22nd - 28th This week I planned how many miles I would hike a day, taking into account food and water sources. Along with that...
Longish Distance!
PCT - foxchard - Today
Yesterday I set out with the goal of walking until I couldn't anymore, and I'm happy to say that while I failed to achieve that, I did manage to propel myself further than I ever have before i...
#yesterday
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AT - tee - Today
i am sunburned. i am (a little) blistered. i am (somewhat) sore. but i made it almost 30 miles yesterday! whoo! the 28 miles is an estimate, but i think it's close to accurate. i turned of...
New Hampshire
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AT - Quakerland - Yesterday
I got up early today because I'm crossing the Connecticut River and entering New Hampshire. I'm 6 miles from the hotel, which is off the AT, where I will be staying for a couple days to rest. ...
Wychus Trail
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PCT - sb - Yesterday
Picked another trail today, a more local trail, just out of town 5 miles..the lady at the chamber office had recommended it.. And she did good! It was awesome, very pct like, though it was rat...
Day 33
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AT - trpost - Yesterday
Really short day.  Rode down with Alberto.  Tried to stop at the Homeplace restaurant,  but it was too busy. Got to Pearisburg about 4, just as the lady running the hotel was getting ready ...
Looking Down At Wind Turbine City!
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PCT - Chukar Bird - Yesterday
I am sitting here looking at a lot of wind turbines! Lisa dropped me off at the PCT on HWY58 (mile 566) at around 5pm. I hiked north 5 miles to a campsite with a wonderful view of hundreds of ...
Day 71: Ironmaster's Hostel - Pine Grove Furnace
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AT - BevoHi - Yesterday
I hiked 19.4 miles today with a 1313 ft elevation change in 8.08 hours from Caledonia State Park - Gettysburg, PA to Ironmaster's Hostel - Pine Grove Furnace - Shippensburg. At this point, I h...
Angeles Crest Hiking Day Three And Four.
PCT - Eldon - Yesterday
My wife dropped me back off were I stopped the previous day. It felt good to be walking again but sad that I may not see her again for weeks or months . It's much cooler than normal weather co...
Starting Is A Small Thing
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PCT - Kristin Schoonveld - Yesterday
My first few small steps, after a swift, cut-to-the-chase, head-off-the-emotion-at-the-pass goodbye to my dear husband, eventually landed me 60 miles further up the PCT in the town of Agua Dul...
Pre-Trip Journal Practice
PCT - AnthonyD - Yesterday
This is the very first jounal entry. I had to put something in here so I could save it. I guess that's rule number one. Must have something written in the journal in order to save the journ...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

CDT photo

do I look happy?

Jo - CDT - Jul 30, 2014 - Grand Lake To Creek Past Monarch Lake
Dawn rained in this morning, not what I had hoped for. Kerry awoke with an ocular migraine starting but was able to head it off with 3 aspirin and an extra half hour of sleep. Since it was getting on for 7 a.m. and raining we decided to eat breakfast at Fat Cat, a Restaurant down the street recommended to us by the woman running our motel. The food was good and the owner turned out to be from the north of England like me. She was playing 60s English standards over the sound system like"Ferry cross the Mersey"-- made me quite nostalgic.
We set off into the rain a little after 8 a.m. By 9 a.m. our feet were soaked through and by 9:30 a.m. we were walking ankle deep in water. The rain kept up all day with a brief intermission from about 2 to 3:30 p.m. complete with a small strip of blue sky, and then it was gone. The rain alternately fell gently from the sky or covered us in an all encompassing cloud. Our world was grey; everything looked grey, even the trees and the grass had a grey cast to them. The only thing that didn't look grey was the occasional burst of color from hot pink fireweed that was almost blinding in its intensity.
Early in the day we saw one lone hiker, Bobcat, who left Mexico June 15. He is from Santa Cruz and he has covered an amazing amount of ground in a short time. I had a little internal chuckle because Bobcat gave lie to Scarecrow and Jaba's claim of being the last of the through hikers. Bobcat seemed pleased to hear they were only a day ahead of him and he might, with luck, catch up to them in Grand Lake.
We saw wildflowers today but we were wet and our attention was focused on that. Some bright spots were seeing a Gunnison's Mariposa Lilly, a couple of ospreys and an eagle in flight. We walked most of the day by the large lakes: Grand, Granby and finally Monarch, more water to feast our eyes on! To make things even more difficult, we were slowed down this afternoon over Knight's Ridge for a couple of hours hiking through some massive blow downs. It was slow and very tiring-- the only good thing was that we managed to hit this bit when the rain let up.
As I write this, it's after 9 p.m. And the rain is coming down on the tent with even more intensity than it has all day. Music to sleep by. :-)

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