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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
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Can someone explain what permits we will need and which agency to get it/them from for the following hike? We are leaving soo...

Postholer Journals - Recent Entrys

Hiking Partners
CDT - SlowBro - Today
The other day I got an email from an internet friend of mine. Jim and I have corresponded for a couple of years since just before I did the Arizona Trail. Jim was new to long distance hiking a...
Permit Day!
PCT - pwalsh53 - Yesterday
Well...seems this trail is sort of a popular thing. At least 3,700 people were ready and waiting before the precise instant that the permit application was made available! The wait begins......
Last Day
AT - chaseat99 - Wed, Nov 7, 2018
Nice toi spend one last night camped. Nancy is on her way to pick me up. It's been a nice 360 miles hike, great work out. I'm ready to watch some movies and to continue working on my running. ...
Equipment
PCT - hutnyak - Tue, Nov 6, 2018
I'm 4.5 months from my desired departure date and I have less equipment than I did at 6 months out. My REI Half dome failed and needed to be returned. What would be another suitable shelter t...
What The!
OTHER - tclough - Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Goodbye Burrell campground, you were good to us. Got up early, only because I was pretty sore from yesterday. Im not used to hiking with elevation, So it was good to sleep in and rest. When we...
Pennsylvania Resupply Notes
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NCT - buck30 - Tue, Oct 2, 2018
I liked PA a lot too. The Allegheny NF is 100 miles of well maintained trail. Lots of oil and gas wells though. The random parcels of Game lands throughout the state were surprisingly well mai...
10/01/2018 Antelope
CDT - pprovost - Mon, Oct 1, 2018
To: myjournal@postholer.com From: Pierre and Betsy Subject: Epilogue October 1, 2018 Monday I have been thinking of how my “Elevator Talk” might sound when I’m asked what our CDT hike ...
Day 139
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PCT - Rickreimer - Tue, Sep 25, 2018
The morning was again beautifully sunny and I had 4 miles left on the detour and then I would be back on the PCT again. The views were spectacular. I was finally able to see how beautiful the ...
Humbug Old 101 And South Of Campground
OCT - fireweed - Tue, Sep 25, 2018
Moved camp to Humbug State Park and walked north on Old 101 to new 101. More ripe blackberries.i backtracked to the campground and attempted to follow the OCT south of the campground back to 1...
Journal Entry
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AT - Gorp-Gobbler - Tue, Sep 25, 2018
I selected the title "Decisions" for this entry because that's what I'm up against. My heart says I want to hike next year (2019) but my mind is telling me,'can you really do it'? I like to th...
East Glacier, Montana
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CDT - lorenmauch - Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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...
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...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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Redneck Wind Chime

Pfeisty - PCT - Jun 14, 2011 - Sierra Nevada!
I have now made it to Kennedy Meadows. This is the entry point to the High Sierra. I am done with the desert now, and drinking water will not be a problem for a while. However, keeping dry and warm will become the new challenge. We are at 6,000 feet now, and will be going considerably higher in the coming days.I woke up in my tent, out back behind Ed's place, with a dozen or more other hiker tents nearby. Breakfast is almost ready and I hear folks gathering and talking. I pour a hot cup of coffee in a mug with sugar and creamer powder - this is good. But it would get better. Breakfast is pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and hash browns - plenty for everyone. Ed's place runs on donation, and he shares whatever is available.Ed's place, aka the Cyber-Cafe is another in a string of very unique places to be found along the PCT. There are perhaps 10 old RV trailers scattered around the site, for use by visitors, and plenty of room to camp if you prefer. In the front, is an old Airstream trailer with four internet computers. The place is totally solar powered. Outside the computer shack, are numerous hammocks, very useful for lounging, while you wait for a shot at the limited computer resources.In the evening, there is a movie, which is shown on the outdoor screen as soon as it gets dark. Pirates of the Carribean was last night. The movie area is like a theater, with dirt aisles and various couches and chairs arranged in semi-permanent fashion around the hill. Aisle lights are solar powered LED garden lights. All very clever and quite functional.Across the street is the Kennedy Meadows General Store. I could write a whole novel about this place. In short, it is the only store around, laundry and showers for 3 bucks, pick up resupply packages 5 bucks, all manner of sodas, beer and snacks, just put it on your tab. The hamburger stand sells burgers, hotdogs and polishes (that's it). The porch outside the store is hiker central and a shady place to relax the day away, while you wait to do laundry. My tab grew suprisingly large as I waited for laundry. This my be by design, but I don't mind - it was a fun day and really not that expensive.Later, back at Ed's, we played a game of scharades with 8 people. It was suprisingly fun and enjoyable way to spend the evening.  

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