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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

CDS - calberry - Today
Thursday, Friday April 28, 29 Ok, so I cheated a little. Sometimes a person has just had enough! The day started out cold and blustery. I had on my gloves and two coats for the first time an...
First Entry....
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PCT - knubbel - Today
I hope that the preparations continue as well and I can start on 1 June. The important thing is that I would soon get the visa!!!...
The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!
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PCT - sherpadventures - Yesterday
It always does. I was pleasantly surprised to keep finding our tent standing over us each time I woke up last night. The winds were whipping all around us, at least 60mph gusts just snapping o...
April 28
AZT - Day-late - Yesterday
Yet another tuff day today. It rained several times last night and must have hailed too because there were lots of little ice balls around my tent this morning. It was colder and cloudier to...
Day 5
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AT - trpost - Yesterday
Worst night of sleep last night. Eddie snores like a chainsaw. It also rained a bit, and the drips on the metal roof were quite loud. Bob and Kent showed up pretty early to cook breakfast,  I...
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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...
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 ...

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Postholer - PCT - Jul 31, 2013 - What A Day
The day started pleasant enough with the passing of beautiful Rosary Lakes. Climbing up past the lakes I ran into Happy who I met at Crater Lake. He made an interesting statement about the weather and asked if I'd seen a weather report. 3 days ago nothing adverse was mentioned. But his prophetic statement manifested itself into thunder storms.

The mosquitoes have reached an insane level. They were just as bad in '02 in this section. 30+ miles of this to endure. I just need to hang on till tomorrow.

This section has dozens of small ponds and even some lakes. Mosquito paradise.

The above mentioned rain caused me to call it a day at 7:15 to avoid getting rained on. I needed time to set up my tent while it was dry. After the sun set the storms ceased and it's perfectly clear. More is forecast for tomorrow.

Hundreds of mosquitoes are outside wanting to get in. I need to pee. This could get ugly.

Nite. - in motion

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