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Postholer Forums - Recent Posts

Re: PCT Class Of 2018
postholer - Sun, Jan 21, 2018
Yeah, you should probably let one of those permits go. You won't need your permit until after mile 700, if you stay in a campgr...

Re: PCT Class Of 2018
kirninco - Sun, Jan 21, 2018
This possible permit loophole is making me consider forgoing my border-to-border permit and getting one (mi 152 on) that would p...

Re: PCT Class Of 2018
kirninco - Sun, Jan 21, 2018
quote="hike4lifejnd" --> Nervous about water sources still existing for The Desert Miles as well as stretches like Ha...

Re: PCT Permits: The Dirty Little Secret
postholer - Sat, Jan 20, 2018
The Forest Service doesn't require a permit for that 10 mile stretch of wilderness, State Parks does. Should you decide to bothe...

Re: PCT Permits: The Dirty Little Secret
Miner - Sat, Jan 20, 2018
As someone who has been hiking and camping there for 20 years, you need a permit for the San Jacinto Wilderness and San Jacinto ...

PCT Permits: The Dirty Little Secret
postholer - Sat, Jan 20, 2018
PCT thru-hikers need no permit until after Kennedy Meadows. That's 700 miles folks. The only caveat is, the 25 miles between Ha...

Re: Need A Permit, No Problem
postholer - Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Here's a graphic demonstrating PCT permit alternative for the first 150 miles: A larger image can be found here:...

Re: Need A Permit, No Problem
postholer - Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Thanks Malto! I think I'm on the same page now. DON'T camp outside of an Camp grounds2fgv8wru Lake Morena (mile 20), Boulder ...

Re: Need A Permit, No Problem
gg-man - Wed, Jan 17, 2018
If you look at each jurisdiction and what permits are needed only Cleveland NF has any restrictions. See...

Re: Need A Permit, No Problem
postholer - Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Thank you and THANK YOU. So, tell us more. Give us some details. I would REALLY like to hear the details of this. Please post h...

Need A Permit, No Problem
gg-man - Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Special, super secret information for Postholer readers only. (I think Scott has the best PCT site!). There is a major loophole ...

Re: PCT Class Of 2018
RobertoFresco - Sun, Jan 7, 2018
Hey Guys Last year the heat killed me.I went in late July. This year I will be on the trail from Km on May 1st to Bishop Pass. ...

Postholer Journals - Recent Entrys

Here We Go
PCT - kirninco - Yesterday
Time to get serious with planning and setting aside finances. Gear: -Marmot Tungsten 1P -Marmot Helium bag -Huge EMS backpack...
Nice But Mushy Day
FT - Day-late - Yesterday
It was warm last night and today too. I guess I m getting back to normal Florida weather again. The kids weren't too loud last night and quieted down just after 8 PM. I got up with sunrise as ...
BCS Segment 2_19 To BCS Segment 1_25.5-23.4
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CDT - Jo - Yesterday
October 14. Last night we went to sleep to the sound of Coyotes. Up at 6 again, still in the dead of night. No point in getting up earlier because you really do need see where you are goin...
PCT Blog #1
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PCT - Mquillin2018 - Yesterday
Welcome to my Pacific Crest Trail blog. Although the idea of hiking the PCT has been haunting me for over five years, and Ive been planning for it pretty earnestly for the last year, I didnt w...
Two Peaks And A Blackberry Feast
TAT - aandg - Sat, Jan 20, 2018
After sun all day yesterday we awake to overcast skies and cloud level below 300m. Rather than go to the kitchen I use the stove to make the hot drinks to go with the muesli. We hear people go...
"Neurologist Visit"
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STT - Gorp-Gobbler - Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Today I had an appointment with a Neurologist. I'm not sure if I mentioned it in this journal, but sometime late last September or early October, I started having sensations of bugs crawling ...
Close Encounters Of The Hurd Kind
CDT - SlowBro - Fri, Jan 19, 2018
There was a Dense Fog Advisory issued for the valley by the National Weather Service, Boy! were they right, I thought as I stepped out into the smudgy darkness for my training hike. Although t...
Day 3 On The AZT
AZT - Tally Ho - Wed, Jan 17, 2018
It was nice to wake up with a water source so close by.......I had filled my bottles before retiring for the night so after packing up I was northbound again. At the rate I was going it would ...
Our Daily Bread
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AT - Swagman1956 - Wed, Jan 17, 2018
I would like to talk a little about starches today, namely breads. Now it is blatantly obvious that normal sliced bread as we know it is very impractical for the trail. It does not pack well a...
Pre-Trip Planning
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PCT - rclemmons - Wed, Jan 17, 2018
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wildern...
New Knee Pain
PCT - mgundry - Tue, Jan 16, 2018
It’s been a while since I posted. I hope this is not an indication of how my blog will go while I’m hiking the PCT. I’m a bit depressed as I have a new knee injury. Las...
Damm
PCT - RobertoFresco - Tue, Jan 9, 2018
Years ago before the MOVIE i was working in San Diego. Some contractors were talking about the trail, they were headed there after this startup was competed. I dreamed of walking and challangi...

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MotherGoose - OTHER - May 10, 2009 - McClusky To 5 Miles Before Lonetree WMA
Sunday May 10 2009
trail day 8
Milage-16/110/110
The sun shown thru beautiful this AM so I'm headed out even though the temp is still in the 30s the sun makes a dif.
Saw my first and second coyote today, they were to far away to get pics but neat to see anyway. The canal has about dried up its going to be a little more difficult to get water I'll have to think about it more.
A few miles before stopping for the nite a man pulled up and asked if I needed aa ride I said no but did he know if there was a house close to the canal where I could get water, he said 2 miles up there was one we said our goodbyes and I sat for a quick break in about 5 minutes here he comes back bringing 2 bottles of water "just in case noone was home" at the house. wasn't that great people here are so helpful, I forgot to mention that the lady at the McClusky Motel did my laundry for me yesterday what a treat for me.

 

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