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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

Santiam Pass!!
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PCT - sb - Yesterday
I could not stand the beach and tourists one more day.. Plus, with the holiday wknd coming up, it will get way worse with no where to hide.. So.... I drove! Headed to Tillamook but got there ...
Day 67: Harpers Ferry, WV
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AT - BevoHi - Yesterday
I hiked 0 miles today with a 0 ft elevation change in 0 hours from Harpers Ferry, WV to Harpers Ferry, WV. At this point, I have hiked 1023.1 total miles averaging 15.27 miles per day (includi...
First Day
PCT - Eldon - Yesterday
My wife dropped me off at PCT mile 342 in Cajon Pass. A cool cloudy day to start my hike . Walked under the interstate , over and under four train tracks and proceeded up the ridge line . I ma...
Going For It
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PCT - widowmaker - Yesterday
We will be leaving Lone Pine in the morning. We thought about if it is safe for Spinner to go over Forester Pass. The day we came into town "Not-Tim" told us of his adventure (which included a...
Journal Entry
PCT - LinO - Yesterday
Wednesday, May 25 Monday night the wind blew and blew. Boy, were we glad we werent sleeping in our tents at almost 11,000 feet! Tuesday morning we assessed the weather and decided that defin...
Pizza And Beer
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AT - chaseat99 - Yesterday
Nice quite restful night. We enjoyed listening to more of "South" 1914-1917 as the 28 men in the expedition finally made it to land on the remote Elephant island. Still fast from ant inhabit...
Blaze(s) For Daze(s)
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AT - tee - Yesterday
i made it 12.95 miles today, huzzah! i intended to do more, but i got turned around by the seven gazillion blazes the Germans have in their forest. i ended up heading back in the direction i c...
Mile 568
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PCT - ajmancuso - Yesterday
I am three days into the five day 85-mile stretch from Wrightwood to Agua Dulce. The highlight so far is the climb to the top of Mt. Baden-Powen. It's the highest peak on the southern tier of ...
Day 58
PCT - Ddawg - Tue, May 24, 2016
Day 58 Zero Day Redding We had breakfast at the Black Bear Diner in Redding. Then we went downtown to see how we could get to Chester to continue our hike. The attendant chuckled when he hear...
Back On The Trail
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AT - Quakerland - Tue, May 24, 2016
I have returned to the trail where I left off last year at Gifford Woods State Park. My wife and my beagle Rosy came with me to drop me off. I crossed local Highway 100. The trail then entered...
Working On A Plan
PCT - bafrazier - Tue, May 24, 2016
The weather has turned unpleasant in the Sierra so we decided to do some reconnaissance work on the weather forecast, hikers in town, and determine a plan of action on how to re-enter the Sier...
Santiago De Compostela
CDS - calberry - Tue, May 24, 2016
May 24 This will be my last post from my Camino adventure. I've had great fun writing it as my personal record of all my adventures on this crazy walk across Spain. I want each of you that ha...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

PCT photo

Wildflowers at the Hunt Club

Circle - PCT - May 30, 2008 - Friday, Descent To LA Aqueduct
This is the day I descend to the 17.7 mi. stretch walking along the LA Aqueduct. I will be totally exposed to sun and wind, some sage and stands of joshua trees. The last refuge from the sun and a sure water source is Hikertown just across hiway 138 and 10 miles into my day. As I descend Park Bench, a 30 year old from Southeastern Ohio, passes me.
I had my breakfast overlooking the Hunt Club property which I will be in for 7 miles. They have given the PCT easement across this stretch. I entered when I crossed Pine Canyon.
Large signs indicated stay on trail, area under surveillance, shooting from October 1 to April 30.
At 12 :15 I arrived at Hikertown. This is a bit of an odd place. There are a series of old west store fronts along the eastern perimeter, a yellow manufactured home, several large motor homes and a lovely lawn out front with a large shade tree and a lot of lawn furniture. Park Bench is relaxing in a swinging bench when I arrive. It is a great lunch stop. I pulled up a chair under the tree, took my shoes off and put my feet up just marveling at the shade and the grass. I ate lunch, washed my socks and undies, hooked up the hose to the outdoor shower, took a shower and relaxed until 3:00, avoiding the peak sun.
I ventured on hiking until 6:30 or 7:00. Tonight I found a sheltered spot in a shallow ravine on the southeast side of Aqueduct Road sheltered by some lovely Joshua Trees. Great sunset and the third night under wonderful trees of a quite different nature.

Trekking on,
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