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Postholer Forums - Recent Posts

Re: CDT Planner Bug?
postholer - Wed, Jun 6, 2018
No bugs. The trail was rerouted in that area and the way points have not been updated for that new section. This is on my todo ...

CDT Planner Bug?
gremelts - Wed, Jun 6, 2018
I'm in the planning stage for a 430 mile hike from Butte to the Canadian border for 2019. Using the CDT Planner, I noticed that ...

Re: Postholer Snow Report - CDT
postholer - Tue, May 29, 2018
Yep, I couldn't agree more! The SNODAS model snow data has a resolution of 1km. You will always find a discrepancy, as in more ...

Postholer Snow Report - CDT
steelcranium - Tue, May 29, 2018
First Ill say the the modeling and new snow tool here is very helpful. It gives a more accurate feel for acrual of trail snow th...

Through Hike North Bound
Broken Arrow - Sat, May 19, 2018
I started hiking March 20th at the Mexican border @ Campo. The desert was the hardest hike I have ever trekked. Currently, I am ...

Re: 1 Month On The PCT
Winkle - Fri, May 4, 2018
I don't know about the specifics, but you should be able to explore a lot in 1 month. I'm jealous! I always wanted to do somethi...

Re: Section Hike
Miner - Fri, Apr 27, 2018
For estimating your daily mileage, you need to consider how light your total packweight will be, what your physical condition is...

Re: Section Hike
gg-man - Tue, Apr 24, 2018
If you have hiked any section of the AT then you will likely do higher mileage in that section than any on the trail....

Re: Section Hike
postholer - Wed, Apr 18, 2018
If you are forthcoming about your hiking style and are accurate with your zero days it will be very close. The cool thing is, y...

Re: Section Hike
EvanGarber22 - Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Is that planner fairly accurate? That's what I used to plan it thus far but I just wanted to check and make sure....

Re: Section Hike
postholer - Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Check out the AT planner. It will show you average hike times by default. Choose your own start/ending locations and adjust to y...

Section Hike
EvanGarber22 - Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Hi guys! I am planning a section hike from the Delaware water gap (PA-NJ border) up to Massachusetts. The current estimate that ...

Postholer Journals - Recent Entrys

Duck Duck Goose
AT - impactmrj - Yesterday
First time sleeping in my tent with another person! Yes, yes, Lauren! We had to leave our packs in the vestibules. Only had room for a few things other then our sleep pads and bags. I slept we...
Almost Ready!!!
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PCT - LinO - Yesterday
It's almost time to begin my 2018 hike. I must admit that I haven't gotten in many "training hikes" this spring. So, to start with, I won't be making big miles! However, I'm anxious to get awa...
Prepping For Final 400 Miles
PCT - bafrazier - Yesterday
Back in 2009 when I started this PCT journey, I had hoped to have completed the whole thing by the time I turned 60. Well, my 60th birthday was in May and I still have 400 miles left to do. Th...
Three Weeks To Count Down
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PCT - no-nail - Yesterday
Can't believe it!There are only three weeks left of work (12h days). There are only three weeks left for preparations and decision-making about resupply and gear.And last but not least snow in...
Ice Age Trail Day 17
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IAT - buck30 - Sun, Jun 17, 2018
Happy Fathers Day dad!! (And happy Mothers Day to Mom, I was told I did a poor job of mothers day a month ago!) What a terrible night of sleep, so hot! It maybe cooled down a little at like 2...
Around Del Norte
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CDT - SlowBro - Sun, Jun 17, 2018
Today was a zero day, so time for sleeping, eating, and just hanging out. I moved from the Windsor Hotel over to the Great Divide Hostel this afternoon and explored the town a little. The ar...
Crisis Of Conscience
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PCT - Mquillin2018 - Fri, Jun 15, 2018
So I'm back on the PCT. Started at Castle Crags near Shasta Lake with the intention of powering through to the Canadian border, after which I would bounce back to finish the Sierra before - pr...
Day 22 - Deschutes Brewery And A Wonderful Famil
PCT - BassBoneBob - Wed, Jun 13, 2018
I was up at 5:30 a.m. before the mosquitoes and on the trail at 6:30. My goal was to get to Elk Lake Resort by 10 a.m., then get a 32 mile hitch to Bend for lunch. The trail started climbing i...
Day 73 Five Lakes Trail Junction
PCT - mgundry - Wed, Jun 13, 2018
I awoke to a beautiful morning. The sun was just cresting the mountains and glowing on the lake. I packed and was on trail at 6:40. There were no views to be had after I left the lake, just a ...
Creede, Colorado-Alternate
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CDT - lorenmauch - Wed, Jun 13, 2018
I hiked into Creede on an alternate trail because of fires in the San Juan National forest. Check out my blog for more hike details: {startgpslat=37.849637...
Day 34, Zero Day In Tehachapi
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PCT - Rickreimer - Mon, Jun 11, 2018
So a day of rest. Probably much needed but I almost got back on trail this morning. Good decision to relax and rest. Great people here. We could hitch all over town w. no waiting. Mike and I h...
Utah State Line!
AZT - tmcorcoran - Sun, Jun 10, 2018
I spent a beautiful night under the stars. It was definitely worth it to bring the binoculars just this one time. At 2 am I awoke, looked up and saw the Milky Way in all its brightness, it was...

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Last Dinner On The Trail

SlowBro - AZT - Sep 25, 2017 - Last Full Day
The party in the adjoining cabin ended about 10:30PM after I pounded on the wall, so I was able to get some sleep. I'll admit I was none to quiet when I got up at 6AM. Bob and I headed over for breakfast at the diner at 6:30 and we were out on the highway trying to hitch the two miles back to the trailhead by 7:30. Not much traffic going our way and a lack of shoulder pull offs made for no luck. We ended up hiking the 2 miles along the road and finally got back to the trail at 8:30.

The sky was clear and blue and the temperature in the 40's as we walked north. We decided to take an alternate route that Freebird had suggested. There are a series of Forest Roads that parallel the AZT, but proceed through Orderville Canyon. This historic canyon is a beautiful ponderosa pine filled valley that winds north. Named for a Mormon sect that settled here in the 1880s and site of a big sawmill operation, the Canyon now shows little sign of its former inhabitants other than the dirt road. We walked through forest and the 40 to 60 foot high cliffs for about 8 miles and rejoined the AZT as the canyon widened to a broad sagebrush valley.

We meet 3 women hiking the trail southbound to Flagstaff where they live. Had a delightful conversation about the trail and bid them "Happy Trails."

A few miles latter we crossed Winter Rd where Bob had left our last water cache. We met Dusty an AT hiker who was waiting for Firefly (also an AT hiker) who is southbound on the AZT. He is supporting her in their old converted school bus, meeting her at trailheads. She showed up a few minutes after us and we had a great conversation about the trail, school bus conversions, etc. Eventually we pulled ourselves away, got our water, and continued another 2 miles north before stopping for the night.

We are 8.4 miles from the end of the trail. We should easily be able to get there tomorrow by noon and met our shuttle driver for a ride into Page. Almost Done!

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