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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...

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...

Recent Blog & Journal Entrys

Flight Booked, Guidebooks Printed, Maps Ordered
GET - Homework - Today
I got off work early today and walked home, or at least half way home. I've been riding my bike half way, locking it up, then walking the rest in order to "train" for the trail. I know t...
Day 89. My Feet Stretches Are Working
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PCT - Dusty Roads - Yesterday
I started the day strong again, I don't know if it's a frame of mind or from the change in diet or maybe even the nuun energy I'm having with my first break of the day. It's nice either way to...
Shelte Cove Via Car
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PCT - sb - Yesterday
Bright and Storey were kind enough to bring me to trail! I splurged and got a room for the night, and good thing as I hear thunder outside now.. After Bright and Storey get back from hiking, w...
Hanging Out In Cascade Locks
PCT - Blankhiker - Yesterday
After figuring our hike schedule, obtaining our PCT start permit and Canadian permit to enter on the PCT and booking some non-changeable hotel rooms, I was reminded that the CAT bus from Portl...
Journal Entry
CT - WFO50+ - Yesterday
7-26 Glenwood Springs We decided to tour Glenwood Springs today with a walking tour of the historic downtown. We wanted to do a guided tour, but the Historical Society was closed with wa...
Back On The Trail Again!
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CT - Jerry & Cheryl - Yesterday
Travelling can be so much fun! Getting to Salida can be a challenge and a long day. There is only one Greyhound Bus from Denver each day at 1:45 so an early morning flight is required with all...
Zero Day In Rawlings
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CDT - Day-late - Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Took a Zero day in Rawlins to rest up a bit, my feet have been a little sore from all the walking and the hard ground of the last few days didn't help much. Took it easy this morning and just ...
Short Break And Back Again
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AZT - SlowBro - Tue, Jul 25, 2017
After finishing the Silverton to Durango hike I returned to Eugene. I needed to help Nancy prepare for the visit of our kids to Oregon. So we scrubbed and cleaned and fixed up the house for tw...
Zero Day In Steamboat Springs
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CDT - rlhdancer - Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Zero Day in Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs has a fabulous free bus system that fairly quickly shuttles its residents around this sprawling town. We took advantage of it to visit the pos...
Hot Springs Trail Days 72-73
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HST - buck30 - Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Well, my 2nd root canal is done. Saw a dentist first thing Monday morning, really the best dentist I've ever had, great guy. Ironically the pain came on intense Saturday morning and by late Su...
In To Etna
PCT - brianle - Mon, Jul 24, 2017
We had called from a high point (i.e., a spot where Ed's phone had reception) to arrange for a shuttle pick up this morning, and that worked well, except that we arrived at the trailhead early...
PCT - bpellegrom - Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Hey, I am packing and setting up my spot device. I will tell you when I hit the trail! "If there is a fork in the road, take it" - Yogi Berra...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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Odd Stone Gods

Potlikker - GET - Apr 27, 2016 - Steps Of Conquest
Much needed bounce back day after Painted Bluffs Trail.

The steps of conquest are not mine but refer to the debacle of the star-crossed Coronado. They must have endured amazing adventure, no?

Now that I've been thinking about it, Safford was kind of a low point for me emotionally and somewhat physically. Maybe it was the beginning of a low point, canyon and valley that extended to Painted Bluffs Trail.

That Safford-Morenci Trail just kicked my ass, not so much in the navigational pressures but rather the physical test of up, up, up to Bellmeyer Saddle. Exhausting.

Walk up Eagle Creek was challenging for its water crossings, vague trail. But these were manageable compared to the trial of Painted Bluffs yesterday. My route errors combined with rugged country was a blow to my confidence. Then arriving at Granville CG and finding the water off, the place abandoned, the winds picking up with a chill and ominous vibes in the dark woods there.

But finding the water in the barrel was big and roughing out that 1.5 miles uphill to the Coronado Trail segment was helpful.

The trails today were sketchy in places but doable. Getting better at the clues. Still, how much I want to kick myself in the butt today for not taking the blue line at Wing Tank and instead naively following Brett's red line. I was confused because Brett's commentary tells one to turn left (blue line) but the red line goes right. So did I. And it was cool until the dreaded X/C section along that fence line. Another horrible cobble-ridden boulder field that cattle and horses may find acceptable, but not I.

After the cross-country, though, it did get better. Had a little encounter with another nearly-stepped-upon rattler, little guy, and found a mylar balloon in one of the few water sources along the way.

Then cooked by the odd boulder giants near Juan Miller road, packed up and did about 5 miles to Clear Creek. This walk along Juan Miller to Blue River is stunningly gorgeous. Not a car the whole time, though I did pass an occupied house or two with dogs tied up. Top 5 scenic stretches of trip so far.

Tomorrow taking executive decision to bypass one of Brett's "adventures" and stick to the road walk. Want to come back here and camp with the truck camper sometime with Rebecca. The rock outcroppings are mysterious and enchanting.

Cross Blue River tomorrow and then rally toward Maple Peak. Not far from New Mexico now and resupply at Glenwood. I can taste it. Of course, who knows how those trails up to Maple Peak and beyond are holding up. More adventure?

We need people like blisterfree, that's for sure. It's clear he chooses the path less taken, like Frost. Yeah, we need folks like that. I just don't always share their priorities. But I am rallying back to the beauty of what I'm doing. Despite hardship, suffering and injury, the beauty prevails. You gotta' hurt for beauty at times.

And that's okay.

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