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Recent Forum Posts

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...

PCT Factoids - All Passes And Gaps
postholer - Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Here are all the passes and gaps you'll find along the PCT. It is in south to north order with the 'Highest' column denoting how...

Re: Snow Conditions SB PCT (inquiry)
Hotdog - Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Thanks for the update. Hopen you are floating over the top of that stuff. Snow shoes that early needed?...

Re: SOBO 2017
ManOWar - Wed, May 31, 2017
Leaving on the 12th of June. Look for my snowshoe tracks... LOL....

Re: Snow Conditions SB PCT (inquiry)
ManOWar - Tue, May 30, 2017
I start heading for the Northern Term 6/12. NFS 5500 out of Mazama is plowed to Cache Creek. Snow beyond that. I'd like to tu...

Woods Creek Bridge Is OK @ Mile 800 PCT !!!
Steve_O_49 - Fri, May 26, 2017
SEKI had an incorrect report that the neat bouncy Woods Creek suspension bridge we all love was damaged at mile 800 of the Paci...

SOBO 2017
Mmmhmmmheinz - Fri, May 26, 2017
This forum doesnt seem to be to active but in any case here is a thread for 2017 SOBO's. Im starting out hopefully by mid June....

Re: Snow Conditions SB PCT (inquiry)
Mmmhmmmheinz - Fri, May 26, 2017
@hotdog Im watching levels myself also for sobo this year. I dont have a magic number but am just feeling out the warming trend...

Camping Near Souther Terminus
jduplass - Thu, May 4, 2017
Hi Friends - first post. Planning on arriving at the southern terminus at night (midnight-ish) in early June for a section hike....

Re: Snow On The Pct Prior To Kennedy Meadows
ManOWar - Sat, Apr 29, 2017
I headed up to Kennedy Peak yesterday to bag both Kennedy and Levitt Peaks.... If you are doing the PCT (NOBO or SOBO) you bett...

Recent Blog & Journal Entrys

Back Together Again- Me And My Backpack
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AZT - SlowBro - Today
It has been a couple of months since I shouldered my backpack. I have been dreading this moment for a week or so, but I knew I had to give it a try again. Hiking with weight on my back. I was ...
073 - Jun 22 - Paul C. Wolfe Shelter To Rockfish
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AT - ChrisCotts - Yesterday
Today sure wasn't a long hike, on account of the surprisining distances I covered the last 2 days, but it was ggreat to get to Waynesboro. Waynesboro is a terrific trail town, in and of itself...
Towards Creede, No Snow
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CDT - Day-late - Yesterday
Woke up to a plesant surprise, the trail from Goose creek on had been cleared of blowdowns and was in good repair. This made the rest of this section a pleasure to walk. The trail followed the...
Zero Day In Pagosa Springs
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CDT - rlhdancer - Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Zero Day in Pagosa Springs The morning in town was focused on dealing with the truly inane US Post Office. Thank goodness they are no longer a monopoly. But though there are now other option...
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PCT - Flame - Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Spent a beautiful adventurous week in the Sierras! Climbed up past the tree line, across high elevation snow fields, and saw deer, marmots, the moonrise, and glittering stars in the dark sky!...
Day 31/32
PCT - -Ghost- - Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Not much to report these 2 days. Decided on 2 zeros. Rooster and woodchuck and crew took another zero and I decided to join. Woodchuck sprained her ankle a bit so they're waiting to head out. ...
Mile 1023- Harpers Ferry, WV
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AT - KenandNancy - Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Before leaving Front Royal we spent some time thinking about our hiking the green tunnel of the trail. It had become a drudgery that wasn't enjoyable for us. The anticipation of what each day ...
Zero Time
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AT - Quakerland - Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Since this was the first time hiking the trail since last year, I decide to go into Gorham, NH for a couple days. I will be meeting up with my friend and hiking companion Hobo next week and we...
Day 68
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AT - Journeyman - Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Good sleep last night, and a good breakfast this morning. Got an early start but had to go back to the hostel as I'd forgotten my hiking poles. I paid the driver $ 10 as he essentially made 2 ...
Hot Springs Trail Day 39
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HST - buck30 - Tue, Jun 20, 2017
We were walking by 5:20 am, Heather seems to have taken a liking to our upcoming town although she probably wouldn't have gotten up quite so early if it wasn't for me. We had an easy 9 miles i...
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
AT - Voyageur - Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Got in at 8:30am Lots of running around town at first. Did a bunch of stuff at the motel. Talked with brothers and friends on the phone....
But, How Does It Really Feel?
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PCT - snepp00 - Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Dutch: Maar hoe gaat het nu echt.?. Dat is moeilijk te beschrijven. Ik zal een poging doen. 1: Het idee van een avontuur vakantie is al verdwenen. Het lijkt nu meer op werk. Canada moet bereik...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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A hot day on the PCT 2010

Turbo - PCT - Jan 21, 2011 - Pacific Crest Trail 2011 Here I Come.
I can't say I'm completely certain yet, but I'm certain enough to post this first journal entry. I've been plotting and planning for months, and it looks like it will probably work. So, to all who will be hitting the trail this season, I'm tossing my hat in the ring. I probably won't make many updates prior to hitting the trail, but I will be playing around with the "plan" and "gear" sections a bit as I prepare. For now, May 5 is my start date, although this could change a little one way or the other.


Last year, on May 4, 2010, I started north on the PCT from its southern terminus near Campo. I made it as far as Yosemite. I hiked up Mt. Whitney on the John Muir Trail and when the JMT split from the PCT for the short section after Red's Meadow I stuck with the JMT. I ended my hike in Yosemite Valley after completing the entire JMT and about 1/3 of the PCT. When I began that hike, I had hoped to do a fast thru hike of the PCT, finishing on or before August 25 (school started on August 26). Reports of heavy Sierra snow lingering in that high country and the realization that I wouldn't enjoy the pace my schedule required made me re-think my original plan. I decided to stick with the group of other great hikers I was with and hike just a portion of the trail, then return early to work and get ready for my last year of school, which began August 26. It was a good decision, and I greatly enjoyed hiking through the desert, and the southern Sierra's with Furious, Cloud Kicker, Rocky Raccoon, and Team Zero & company. After leaving Yosemite and the PCT on July 5, it didn't take long before I began thinking about PCT round two.

I'm planning to hike with Furious again this summer. He too was not able to finish the entire trail in one go because of school. I'm definitely happy to be planning along with someone else as that makes it even more exciting.

Well, that's all for now folks. Happy Trails.

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