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Postholer Forums - Recent Posts

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...

Re: 62% Of The PCT Has Burned Before Agua Dulce
Thunderbolt_47 - Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Eh, being caught by surprise by the results of the fire beats being caught by said fire while hiking! It happened to me once in ...

Pie Town Post Office Closing
themtgoat - Sun, Mar 17, 2019
I heard that the Post office in Pie town was closing. I did an internet search, and found that does seem to be the case. I wante...

Re: Would Like To Add A Mail Drop/resupply Marker
postholer - Fri, Mar 8, 2019
Post all the info as you would like it to appear, here. I'll add it. Thanks for the feedback! -postholer...

Would Like To Add A Mail Drop/resupply Marker
tamrar123 - Fri, Mar 8, 2019
Hello, I would like to add a mail drop/resupply marker to the PCT map for my company, Lake Hemet Market and Campground 56571 Sta...

CDT Planner Bug Related To The "Hiking Style&qu
Zixb - Tue, Mar 5, 2019
Is there a problem with the CDT Planner Hiking Style slider? I slide it to the right for a more relaxed hiking style and look a...

Re: 2019 Thru Hike Looking To Get To Airport From Te
Chip - Fri, Mar 1, 2019
I was going to do just this in 2017. After discussing the options with my hitchhike driver, an easier option was the bus to Lanc...

Re: 2019 Thru Hike Looking To Get To Airport From Te
Chip - Fri, Mar 1, 2019
I was going to do just this in 2017. After discussing the options with my hitchhike driver, an easier option was the bus to Lanc...

Re: RPH-Tent Camping???
Chip - Fri, Mar 1, 2019
I did during my 2015 thruhike without a problem. I avoid shelters totally unless the weather is REALLY bad....

2019 Mega Hike Starting Feb 2019
Jemazzy - Wed, Feb 6, 2019
2019 Mega Hike Via CDT PCT PNT ATC AZT and e few we may have forgot! Will these guys make it the whole way?? Follow us and see. ...

Re: Two Questions About Late August Sierra PCT
mountainlogic - Tue, Feb 5, 2019
Miner, thanks for the thoughtful reply. Great advice. Id totally forgotten about the low county. Its been 35 years since I hiked...

Re: Two Questions About Late August Sierra PCT
Miner - Tue, Feb 5, 2019
I hike in the Sierra every year for 2 or 3 trips. I normally wear trail runners that have a lot of mesh and no water treatment a...

Postholer Journals - Recent Entrys

On The Trail
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PCT - vbuntrock - Yesterday
Wow, what a crazy 3 days it has been since departing the southern terminus March 18. After having checked out of the hostel I had been staying at since arriving in San Diego the 15 I used the ...
Day 5: Finishing Up The Pieces
AZT - Ellen S - Mon, Mar 18, 2019
We had a lovely night at our camp. No wind so no tent flapping! Warmer temps, since we are down around 6000 feet. Flat, smooth tentsite with a creek nearby. The bright moon shone thru the bran...
Prepping Boxes...again
PCT - kscaffidi - Sun, Mar 17, 2019
The resupply boxes are almost complete and will be dropped off with our amazing and awesome trail angel Nikki next weekend. Pre-hike anxiety is not at the level it was last year but it's there...
The Desert Trail Trip Planning: Water And Resupp
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DT - buck30 - Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Water: I wrote about water in entry #2. I’ll be placing around 14 caches I believe between the start and the CA/NV border. I’ve never cached food or water on a trail before...
Thoughts On Starting And Finish Dates.
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CDT - themtgoat - Sat, Mar 16, 2019
My start date is May 1st, so the snow can melt as much as possible before I hit the Rockies in Northern New Mexico. From my calculations, it will take a few days over 5 months, so, I will fini...
Itinerary
CDT - SlowBro - Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Well I finally got around to putting in my itinerary for this summer. The form on this website lets you list your resupply location, the miles between each of them, and how many days you plan ...
Two Weeks!!!
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PCT - robwid - Fri, Mar 15, 2019
To: myjournal@postholer.com From: robwid Subject: Two weeks!!! You’d think that after all this time preparing I’d be more than ready. I suppose I am ready but I still have moments...
Building Up To The Journey /o
PCT - gatorgaunce - Sun, Mar 10, 2019
Blisters on my feet. Working out the kinks here at the bar in the dreamy city. Going to need to leave asap. Enthralled with landing on the border soon! XoX. Still need to get my last couple of...
Waiting Game
CDT - lonehiker - Sat, Mar 9, 2019
Just playing the waiting game now. Based upon guidance from the CDTC I mailed in (with check) my request for the NM Land Recreation Access Permit and received it pretty fast. On a side not...
30 Day Countdown
PCT - bwofford - Fri, Mar 8, 2019
30 days left. Did a shakedown cruise last month at Lake Morena. Gear all worked well. Lake Morena was under a boil water directive for e-coli, so be on the lookout for warning signs if it is s...
Hawk Rock
CDT - WFO50+ - Tue, Mar 5, 2019
Hawk Rock is a frequently visited overlook just south of Duncannon, PA on the AT. We decided to make about an eight mile day hike loop using the AT, Hawk Rock, and adjoining connector trails....
Starting To Get Gear Together
OTHER - Day-late - Sun, Mar 3, 2019
I am starting to get my gear together for the trip. Normally for a hike this is pretty easy as I have that pretty dialed in after 5 long distance hikes but a kayak trip is a little differnent...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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Last steps in North Carolina 4/3

Ayce - AT - Apr 5, 2013 - 48 Hours Of Rain
Well, for lack of better words, the past 48 hours sucked. Nothing but rain, snow, and sleet for a straight 2 days. Honestly I dont really mind precipitation but this particular time it really messed with my head. My base layers got soaked so I had to book it to a shelter last night to get out of them and into my sleeping bag to avoid hypo. I completely lost feeling in both my hands and feet but was fine after getting in the bag. This morning mostly everything was frozen (of course) so I had to use my only dry clothes left in another day of rain. Finally after getting completely drenched again, I picked up the pace to a 14 mile shelter. This time the sun finally came out so I stripped down and let everything dry out on a clothesline I rigged up. A few thru hikers passed and just waved like no big deal that I was nearly nude. However an older couple who were doing a 4 day section hike stopped for some food at this shelter and probably thought I was some sort of lunatic walking around in practically nothing. Whatever. Dinner and a show!

Tomorrow I will hike 26 to just short of Damascus where I will camp before heading into town Sunday morning and spending the night. Then it's a 80 mile sprint to make it to Maria a week from today! I'm very excited and it has put me in a much better mood than ive been in this awful weather.

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