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Postholer Forums - Recent Posts

Re: Permit How To - Segment Hike
Miner - Sun, Aug 12, 2018
You need to get a single permit from the agency managing your starting trailhead. In this case it would be Inyo National Forest...

Permit How To - Segment Hike
DemHike2 - Sat, Aug 11, 2018
Can someone explain what permits we will need and which agency to get it/them from for the following hike? We are leaving soo...

Re: Report Of First Group To Make VVR
Trailmaster - Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Does anyone have anything more recent on the snow from Forrester pass to Kearsarge? Or crampons necessary?...

Re: Early Sierra Entry - False Information
Miner - Sat, Jun 23, 2018
While delaying entering the High Sierra for more melt off can make it easier/faster to go through there, it isn't going to make ...

Re: Early Sierra Entry - False Information
Slowlane - Wed, Jun 20, 2018
Nothing new here, just echoing the post By Washington I was walking with people who had left Campo a month and more after me, wh...

Re: CDT Planner Bug?
postholer - Wed, Jun 6, 2018
No bugs. The trail was rerouted in that area and the way points have not been updated for that new section. This is on my todo ...

CDT Planner Bug?
gremelts - Wed, Jun 6, 2018
I'm in the planning stage for a 430 mile hike from Butte to the Canadian border for 2019. Using the CDT Planner, I noticed that ...

Re: Postholer Snow Report - CDT
postholer - Tue, May 29, 2018
Yep, I couldn't agree more! The SNODAS model snow data has a resolution of 1km. You will always find a discrepancy, as in more ...

Postholer Snow Report - CDT
steelcranium - Tue, May 29, 2018
First Ill say the the modeling and new snow tool here is very helpful. It gives a more accurate feel for acrual of trail snow th...

Postholer Journals - Recent Entrys

East Glacier, Montana
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CDT - lorenmauch - Yesterday
I have successfully hiked to East Glacier in Montana. This is my final resupply before reaching Canada. Check out my blog for more hike details: lorenmauch.blogspot.com...
North Country Trail Day 40
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NCT - buck30 - Tue, Sep 18, 2018
I decided to give myself the option of pushing to finish at Peebles and was up and back on the trail early as opposed to staying until Noon checkout. A few miles of road walk and then all day ...
Wyoming Wind
CDT - pprovost - Mon, Sep 17, 2018
To: myjournal@postholer.com From: Pierre and Betsy Subject: Sagebrush and Antelope September 17, 2018 Monday We had the best campsite last night: flat, soft, protected in the woods and not ...
Bought My Ticket!
TAT - trpost - Wed, Sep 12, 2018
I purchased my ticket to Auckland today! I have been thinking about doing this trail for the last month or so, and I finally pulled the trigger and purchased my ticket today. I originally want...
Day, 123
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PCT - Rickreimer - Sun, Sep 9, 2018
No, I didn't hike 67 miles. There is a fire detour which I was not comfortable taking so I hitched a ride to White Pass. I got a great ride all the way from Steve and Cherico, had lunch at a b...
Long Trail Hike "Failed"
LT - Gorp-Gobbler - Sat, Sep 8, 2018
It's been a while since my last entry, so I'll update you all. I had a good flight up to Albany, N.Y., my shuttle drivers were there waiting on me to take me over to Vermont. Met up with Q...
Rangeley
AT - Voyageur - Tue, Sep 4, 2018
I haven't had much time with a computer and smart gadget touch screens take too long. I can't stay awaike at night in the tent. Got a ride from trailanle church folk putting on a hiker fee...
Stellar Day To Rocky Point (almost)
OCT - fireweed - Sat, Sep 1, 2018
I parked at the Battlerock Waypoint just south of Pt. Orford and walked toward Rocky Point, which the guidebook said could be rounded at low tide. Well, I was there at low tide and there was n...
Return To Barker Pass
PCT - jack5455 - Fri, Aug 31, 2018
Not much to add from the other day. I trudged back to Barker Pass; up and over a ridge with a nice view; passed Richardson Lake; and inched my way uphill to the trailhead. Then it was time ...
Final Thoughts On The CDT
CDT - rlhdancer - Mon, Aug 27, 2018
Final thoughts on the CDT Rereading our final journal from last year's CDT hike through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and the start of Idaho/Montana (see last years September 22, 2017 journa...
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PCT - JCH - Mon, Aug 20, 2018
24th Day Monday Aug 20. Last night we had dinner in the main dining room of Timberline lodge. We thought it would be a dinner buffet but it was a high end white table cloth limited menu cuis...
Arrived At Timberline Lodge
PCT - windbreaker - Mon, Aug 20, 2018
I arrived at Timberline lodge after 4 days of hiking from Sisters Oregon. Melinda is joining me here for Dinner. We were able to get a room for the night. Just 3 more days of hiking and I ...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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NY Minute at No Business Knob Shelter

Firesocks - AT - Apr 21, 2008 - Foggy Birthday
We had tented on the National Forest boundary last night where I discovered beyond the spring was a road. Down the road was a housing developement and several flat grassy lawns tempting us to tent there instead. NY Minute and I wished Butterfly Moon a happy birthday to wake her up. We had a foggy hike today over Big Bald providing a pretty setting but no view to speak of. We caught up to Clothesline who we ended up sharing a shelter with. While walking, Clothesline spotted a millipede on the trail for us. Finally, at the shelter, I got settled into my routine and then worked on hanging my bear bag. There were some good trees close to the shelter, so I picked a good spot, but a little high. I had a tough time lobbing my rock over the branch and it landed on the shelter roof. Poor NY Minute was sitting by the fire ring eating and Butterfly Moon and Clothesline were in the shelter when the rock slammed on the metal roof. I made a few heartbeats skip. NY Minute wisely moved under the roof so that I could readjust my bear bag hanging efforts. I did a foot inspection and my heels were starting to look like raw hamburger meat. Just have to keep a close eye on those. Went to bed and by the time I reached "Zen sleep", the beams of two headlamps shown in the shelter and woke me. The two hikers coming in asked if there was any room. This was a 6-man shelter and only Butterfly Moon, Clothesline, Luna, and I were in since NY Minute set up his tarp. Yes, there was room and they were polite about it, but I had a rough time getting back to sleep after listening to food wrappers and the crunch of granola while they ate a late snack from behind the shelter. I also was the recipient of some foot funk as they climbed into their sleeping bags. I tried to listen to my portable radio for a while to relax, but it didn't help. I guess there are worse things to have happen.

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