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Postholer Forums - Recent Posts

Re: PCT Thru Hiker Permit: A Convenience, Not A Requ
noraft - Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Thanks for this post. Based on what you've written, it seems that if one wants to sidestep the 50 permit a day cap (but still wa...

Re: Pacific Crest Trail Snow 2019
ajhm99 - Wed, Apr 3, 2019
It's all in the melt. That should be a thing. Slow melt, slide off the mountain. Big melt, drown in the creek. Vegas starting...

Re: Pacific Crest Trail Snow 2019
postholer - Tue, Apr 2, 2019
In 2017 the SEI estimate was maxed out, end of June. However, the aggressive melt negated that. And so it is this year. We have...

Re: Pacific Crest Trail Snow 2019
ajhm99 - Tue, Apr 2, 2019
Interesting and very helpful report. The one thing I was wondering was (if only for comparison) what the % trail snow number was...

Re: RPH-Tent Camping???
Gambit McCrae - Tue, Apr 2, 2019
There is plenty of grassy tenting space for 15+ tents. Chinese can be ordered from shelter. Pump is rusty water but spring/ cr...

Pacific Crest Trail Snow 2019
postholer - Tue, Apr 2, 2019
April 1st has come and gone and the It has truly been an interesting year. It was the 2nd snowiest year in the last 15 years ...

Re: One Week Hike
JoshuaMuse - Wed, Mar 27, 2019
Eagle Rock is an easy 15 minute hike up the 250 feet of elevation to the summit. Nice views and easy to access. Cave Rock on the...

Re: 2019 Thru Hike Looking To Get To Airport From Te
Thunderbolt_47 - Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Thanks for the tips and for the site! I was actually planning to walk the Pacific Crest Trail some day, but my wife accepted onl...

Re: Hikers For 2019. Rollcall
Miner - Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Well, I'll be out there starting in mid April using the other shuttle service. I'm just doing a section hike of the southern ha...

Re: Is Any Of New Mexico Hikealble During Nov/dec?
Thunderbolt_47 - Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Sorry for the necroposting, but I've hiked in the winter in a very similar climate (the desert in Southern Spain), and yes, ther...

Re: Hikers For 2019. Rollcall
Latecomer - Fri, Mar 22, 2019
The CDTA shuttle is dropping off some 180+ at Crazy Cook in April alone, so there's bound to be more than 3 of us out there. Ad...

Re: Section Hike
Thunderbolt_47 - Tue, Mar 19, 2019
And what about "uncommon" hiking "styles"? For example, I'm far from being the most athletic person out ther...

Postholer Journals - Recent Entrys

Feels Like Cheating
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PCT - robwid - Today
To: myjournal@postholer.com From: robwid Subject: Feels like cheating Three nights in Big Bear at the very pleasant, hiker friendly Robinhood motel. First day was a nero. Second day a f...
Nice Hike After A Day's Rest
AT - chaseat99 - Yesterday
Hike seemed easier than expected. When we got to the Priest we decided to hike on thru rather than camp a night on the priest. It started raining off and on about the time we got to the Tye ri...
Orange Blazing... :0
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AT - Adrianaggraf - Yesterday
Got a decent night's sleep and we were ready to go at 6am. These early mornings are wack but I guess if we go to bed at hiker's midnight (8pm) then it shouldn't be that bad ...but if only I ca...
Houston
AT - slocum - Fri, Apr 19, 2019
Day 7 &8: Departure time 7:30 Activity: zero day Well today was a zero day. We are in Houston at the Sewell Mercedes Benz dealer getting the Sprinter looked at. The check engine light came on....
Hiking To The Edge Of The Solar System
CDT - SlowBro - Fri, Apr 19, 2019
Although the clouds are back this afternoon, the morning dawned clear and bright. So I decided to hike to the edge of our solar system. Normally a trip like this of over 9,000,000,000 miles wo...
A Lone Hiker Awaits The Time...
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CDT - themtgoat - Fri, Apr 19, 2019
Long has the Winter been, with the rains and snows, the cloudy days, and seldom seen the sun. A lone hiker awaits the time again to put his feet on a trail rarely traveled. He awaits his turn,...
Day 10
PCT - bwofford - Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Hot, hot, hot, up, up, up, up. 17 miles, desert hiking (see previous entries). Left ws at 8:00, a little later than I wanted, but it was cold out, and warm in the bag. Nice hiking in the cool ...
NCT - 2 More Weeks In 2019
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NCT - buck30 - Thu, Apr 18, 2019
I wouldn't suggest reading this really. It's just my short daily notes from 2 weeks of hiking on the NCT so I can keep track of it all for when I complete it. Cumulative Days 70 -...
Day 10
UKT - PeterS - Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Today was a special one for our Aerospace Wizard group but I'll keep to the usual theme of chronological events. First, I got an email in response to my silly walkabout message from one of our...
Predeparture Load Out
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PCT - duncan - Thu, Apr 18, 2019
So I have finalized my packing list and load out. I added a hooded super lightweight shirt made for fisherman that I think will do nicely on the trail. I have also added a 4 USB charger with s...
Complete 180 Degree Weather Change
AT - fireweed - Tue, Apr 16, 2019
The day was finally like spring--temps in the 70's. Very well graded trail into Erwin. It was dry and covered with pine needles, and felt like we were in the Sierra foothills. No Business Knob...
Day 27
AZT - Ellen S - Tue, Apr 16, 2019
We had nice sunset and sunrise from our camp on Hardscrabble. A few cows serenaded us in the distance. Up and moving at first light, starting with a short road walk to a utility road. The m...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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lenr - PCT - May 5, 2007 - What A Day!
The day started out ordinary enough. Up and out with breakfast down by the water fountain and then off to put a few miles in. The wind started up and was blowing me about as I crossed the desert. A few miles into it and I noticed my map case was missing. Panic, I put my pack down and ran a mile back looking for it, I found it, the wind had loosened a knot. All's fine I started out again and another two miles out in the desert, and now I can't find my GPS. I had it securely fastened to a strap loop. I again put my pack down and ran another two miles and found it along the trail. Examining it I fiound the stiching on the belt loop on the case came out. Two navagation aids in one day lost and found. Yikes! What's next? Thankfully the rest of the day was uneventful. I hiked past the wind generators and could hear them whirring. Through the desert up over a mountain and down to White Creek for dinner. After dinner I put in a couple of more hours and camped at Mission Creek.

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