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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

This And That
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AZT - SlowBro - Today
I finally got around to reviewing my plans for caching water for the last 200 miles of the AZT. I will be in Flagstaff a couple days before I plan to start hiking and have rented a car to cach...
Hot Springs Trail Day 98
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HST - buck30 - Yesterday
We walked our first 5 paved road miles to a hotspring just off the road along the South fork of the Boise river. It took a little trial and error but we found one nice big pool with nice tempe...
Georgia Pass
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CT - Hungus - Yesterday
Hungus: Up and at em' around 630 this morning. My blisters seemed to heal nicely overnight so I was looking forward to more enjoyable miles today. As Pace and I were packing up we got passed ...
Manning Park Or Bust
PCT - CiscoCombs - Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Pix to be added soon. As you know, our plan has changed many times, and in an effort not to miss any of the "End of the World" events at my brother's in Bend, we are now set up to reach our f...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
Day 104. There's A Bug In My Food.
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PCT - Dusty Roads - Fri, Aug 11, 2017
My first alarm went off at 6am, the second at 7am. My body told me to sleep in until 7:45 meaning that I didn't get camp packed until 8:15 in the morning, about the latest most thru-hikers wi...
Sniff
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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 ...
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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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Space Cowboy - PCT - May 21, 2007 - One Month On The Trail...
Angie: Easy 5 miles to Wrightwood today with an unexpected ride since Cloud Spotter's Aunts came up to the highway to pick us up.  That was great!!  It's our 1 month anniversary on the trail and its flown by.   We hung out for most of the afternoon and evening with a large crew of hikers (probably about 20) on an outside patio at a pub called the Yodler that had great sandwiches and beer.  Everyone moved to the Mexican restaurant near the end of the night, but fearing a hang over from the certain margaritas, Jason and I skipped this part.  :-)    Jason: The five mile hike into Wrightwood led us past a ski resort and its reservoirs (used for making snow). Within an hour or two of arriving I heard from another hiker that my folks were looking for me and in fact that my brother-in-law had called around to find out if we had made it to town. I called my mom and found out that many of you were calling her to make sure that we were ok. Aww... Thanks for all of the concern. Please remember tho that our estimates of arrival are just that. You can expect us to be late occasionally. We may even take some zeros between towns if we find a really cool place. So don't worry too much until we are several days late. I will let you know how far each leg is from now on tho. Some thoughts after a month on the trail: I didn't expect to lose weight this quickly, nor should I continue to lose weight this quickly. I've lost more than 20 lbs already and that's a bit too much for a month. I'm hoping that it slows down. I've enjoyed journaling way more than I expected to. I'm still working on teaching myself to write again (something other than code anyway), but the process has been fun. I have no doubts that I can finish this trail anymore. Yesterday's climb after hiking a 23 mile day cleared any lingering questions. It still takes force of will to walk the entire day. It doesn't come naturally yet. Other hikers that I've spoken with say that it takes at least 700 miles for the walking to come naturally. Dehydration has not been as much of a problem as I worried that it might be. We plan our day around the water report, and things have worked out well so far. We are still getting aches, pains, and blisters. I still groan when I get off of the ground after walking for a couple of hours. Not sure when this stuff goes away. I guess I thought that the blisters would go away after a few weeks. There are far fewer now, but they are still there. The community on the trail is much stronger than I thought that it would be. It is a way of life for most people rather than just an accomplishment. I'm sure that there are more things I'll talk about in the upcoming days, but it's late and I need to find a way to upload this journals. Good night all.

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