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Recent Forum Posts

Re: The PCT Ijn Winter?
Miner - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
A continuous section, 250 miles long, without any snow in winter doesn't exist. That said, you can road walk around some of the...

Re: Is An Ice Axe Truely Necessary
Miner - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
I think you should clarify where you were able to self arrest with just a pole. How steep was the slope? I've slide on more ge...

Is An Ice Axe Truely Necessary
Micko - Sat, Aug 12, 2017
Most gear lists are showing hikers sending an ice axe and micro spikes ahead to Kennedy Meadows for the Sierra - fair enough. Wh...

Is Any Of New Mexico Hikealble During Nov/dec?
barryjones335 - Sat, Aug 12, 2017
for now i can only afford 2.5 weeks in july/august and the same in nov/dec to do any real hiking. ive heard that parts of new me...

The PCT Ijn Winter?
barryjones335 - Fri, Aug 11, 2017
is any decent sized section of the trail passable during late november into december? the dessert maybe? i have to section hike ...

Re: Postholer Trail Snow Chart Vs SEKI Trail Conditi
bobb - Wed, Jul 19, 2017
Thank you very much for the speedy and informative reply. This was seriously helpful. Seeing as folks here seem to be super-exp...

Re: Postholer Trail Snow Chart Vs SEKI Trail Conditi
postholer - Wed, Jul 19, 2017
There are a couple things happening. First, the snow data has a 1 km resolution so it won't 'see' every field. Second, the pos...

Postholer Trail Snow Chart Vs SEKI Trail Conditions
bobb - Wed, Jul 19, 2017
Hello. I am trying to understand the discrepancies between the information provided in the SEKI & Yosemite Trail Conditions ...

Recommendation For PCT Hiking Mt Hood OR
Button - Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Hello I was hoping to get some recommendations for the Mt Hood PCT area to do a little bit of hiking just before 4th July weeke...

Re: SOBO 2017
Svenderoch - Mon, Jun 19, 2017
I'm heading south bound with my girlfriend. We will be in Snohomish pass friday...

CDT Historical Snow Conditions 2004-2017
postholer - Sun, Jun 18, 2017
Here are the snow conditions for the last 13 years on the CDT. The graphs show SWE (quantity) and coverage. All data represents ...

PCT 2017 Snow Notes
postholer - Fri, Jun 16, 2017
We've put together a look of the 2017 sierra snow for this "Ray Day". It kinda put things in context, in case you didn...

Recent Blog & Journal Entrys

Snoqualmie Pass Day Off
PCT - Blankhiker - Wed, Aug 16, 2017
We ate a huge breakfast at the Pancake House in the hotel and got our chores done today. Tom straightened my hiking pole the best he could so I could use it until a replacement piece can be se...
Zero Day In Pinedale, WY
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CDT - rlhdancer - Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Zero Day in Pinedale, WY Today was the first of two zero days in Pinedale. Before breakfast, we spent a half hour watching a trailer full of goats be outfitted with saddles and panniers to wo...
Hot Springs Trail Day 95
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HST - buck30 - Tue, Aug 15, 2017
It was a nice day of hiking, we woke to a cold morning and climbed 2,000' up to Ardeth lake, then over a 9,000' saddle and down to Spangle lake. The Sawtooths are really pretty with its jagged...
Journal Entry
CT - WFO50+ - Mon, Aug 14, 2017
8-14 Jefferson Creek to Horseshoe Gulch 78 to 101 miles for 23 miles 3300 ft I started the climb from Jefferson Creek to Georgia Pass at 11,875ft in the cool morning air with slightl...
Buffalo Creek
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CT - Hungus - Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Hungus: Last night after we posted the journal we had two hikers roll into camp. It was the same guys we met in Watertown Canyon. When they showed up the first thing they asked was where is t...
Back Home
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CDT - Day-late - Mon, Aug 14, 2017
I made it back home and am letting my body recover from all its aches and pains - this should take a few weeks. I lost over 25 pounds on the trail and was down to a weight I haven't seen sinc...
PCT - CiscoCombs - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
We had a good Nero day yesterday, only hiked 12 miles in much cooler temperatures. Only planned 11 miles for today. Rain last night a 1:30 AM, the usual fire drill, bring in the laundry, tight...
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AT - inchworm2 - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Regardless...... Regardless of how busy we are,regardless how many goals haven't been met, regardless of who we are when we begin this adventure: We will be forever changed by the challenge o...
Better Weather For Training
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AZT - SlowBro - Sat, Aug 12, 2017
As predicted, the smog cleared out for a few days this last week, but then the winds changed back and brought a new blanket to the Willamette Valley. Apparently fires from as far away as Briti...
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PCT - tnx4asking - Wed, Aug 9, 2017
I really thought my new training regimen would make a difference but it did not. It was tortuous climbing and climbing and my legs melted. Well, not literally, but to enough to say that it is ...
Day 102. I'm An Oregon Hiker Finally!
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PCT - Dusty Roads - Tue, Aug 8, 2017
I'm only 12 miles away from the Oregon border. While others had bought border beers, I hadn't wanted to drink a warm beer on trail. I was so excited to finally have finished California that I ...
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PCT - Flame - Tue, Aug 8, 2017
Had yet another special guest on trail with me this week! Ashley, my fellow outdoor adventurer friend, joined in the fun up here in Northern California!...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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Postholer - PCT - Jun 15, 2013 - Brutal Hiking
A brutal day indeed. I was lucky to get 20 miles and spent 13 hours doing it.

The trail today was steep. Actually the trail in the Yosemite backcountry isn't what you would call trail. It's more of a rock scramble because that's what the trail is, granite.

The mosquitoes added to the fun.

I did meet Lisa, the backcountry ranger for this section. We chatted for a bit then she asked 'the question', "Are you carrying a bear canister?" I told her flat out I won't carry one and of course she asked why. The answer is simple, bears get food from people because people do nothing to stop it. They don't defend their food. She completely agreed. Canisters are required here and she didn't cite me for it. Very cool.

So that was the big excitement for the day. The terrain continues to be stunning. Mosquito breeding ponds, er, clear pristine lakes are scattered all over the place. Today I passed probably the nicest lake on all of the PCT, Lake Smedberg. I didn't stay long because of the mosquitoes but I took lots of pictures.

That's it for now, I'm totally wrecked.

Nite. - in motion

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