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Postholer Forums - Recent Posts

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 ...

Re: Starting Daily Mileage For New PCT Hiker
postholer - Sat, Apr 7, 2018
The average hiker averages 20 miles a day over the course of a 152 day thru-hike, including zero days. Fewer miles in the begin...

Starting Daily Mileage For New PCT Hiker
a_rhodes2002 - Sat, Apr 7, 2018
Hello. I am in reasonably good condition and have some experience backpacking. What would be a good starting daily mileage for m...

1 Month On The PCT
cornestache - Fri, Apr 6, 2018
Hi everyone, i am new to this forum. I have been thinking of doing a 1 month stretch on the PCT. i was wondering if you had an...

Re: PCT Permits: The Dirty Little Secret
postholer - Thu, Apr 5, 2018
When you come down off the hill, cross the road into the park, follow a low fence that's on your right, you'll come to a water f...

Postholer Journals - Recent Entrys

Pre Trip Preparation
AZT - psmurf - Yesterday
Left Green Bay on 05 16 2018 on time. We plan on an ETA at Pine three days hence. There we meet Tabasco on the 20th and resume our AZT hike northward to Utah. Lonnie will be providing support ...
Wagons Ho!!!
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JWPT - sb - Yesterday
Raring to go ( coffee close by at AM-PM) we were off like a shot after our night camped somewhat stealthily by the river.. It was only a mile to the store, where we found coffee, mocha, burger...
Oliver North
AT - impactmrj - Yesterday
I made it through the night in the shelter without getting up to pee!!! First time!! I slept well. It rained last night but not too bad. I hit the trail, a short hike up to pretty flat sectio...
One Month
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CDT - StarMan - Sat, May 19, 2018
Found my first real water since the Gila! And it came with a grove of Aspens and birds for one of those perfect quiet moments. I’ve been on the trail exactly one month with over 650 mil...
"Blast Off"
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STT - Gorp-Gobbler - Sat, May 19, 2018
The entry right before this one said I'd be leaving May 12th. My ride forgot it was Mother's Day, so I didn't want him to be in "hot water", so I told him we better plan on going the followin...
Birthday And VLA
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CDT - SlowBro - Fri, May 18, 2018
Up at 6 coffee and conversation as hikers get ready to leave. Timber, Hurricane, Smokey, Jupiter, Sourstick, PiƱata, Allen, and a few others all out this morning. Wandered up to the cafe fo...
Day 9
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PCT - Rickreimer - Fri, May 18, 2018
We got up at 5, made coffee and hit the trail at 6:15. Today's goal is to get to the Paradise Cafe near Idyllwild and take a rest day. The 1st 7 miles were great, slight downhill with great mo...
Day 47 Bishop Zero 2
PCT - mgundry - Fri, May 18, 2018
I had a rough night with acid reflux and no tums, damn salsa and Chili Verde. I awoke in the morning (5) and started working on my late blogs while Lynn slept. We had breakfast downstairs and ...
Playing The Last Note
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OTHER - CiscoCombs - Thu, May 17, 2018
Although perilously close to the finish, we headed out from the San Antoine B&B after carb loading on their homemade waffles. We were on the edge of the town of Cahersiveen, having yesterday p...
So, This Is The Water That's Going To Keep Us Al
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PCT - tpotter - Thu, May 17, 2018
TBD - To be cleaned up and made narrative soon. I got up early in Wrightwood and managed to get a ride to the trailhead within 15 or 20 minutes. The trail goes up and down near Highway 2 for ...
One State Down (NM), Now CO. Blog Site...
CDT - steelcranium - Thu, May 17, 2018
Howdy folks... I've made it to Colorado on the CDT! I've found cut/pasting code and photo uploads here on Postholer to be... too much work. I've finished New Mexico and taking a break in ...
Preparation For My Hike
PCT - BassBoneBob - Thu, May 17, 2018
I am very excited and a bit nervous as I prepare my gear, clothing, and food before my flight to Sacremento, California on May 22, 2018. I am also preparing 3 resupply food boxes to be mailed ...

Blog & Journal Entrys Past/Present

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E.P. - GET - Mar 2, 2013 - The Beginning

Started walking at 1412In tent trying to be as quiet as possible so as not to disturb the covey of quail that has arrived to roost near my tent.Arrived at the maricopa station at 650. Dad picked me up me we want for breakfast and visited the historic mining town of goldfield which is half historical half tourist trap but still fun in a cheesy kind of way. I did learn that the Superstition Mountains were so named by settlers due to the reluctance of the Pima Indians to journey into them.I started hiking in the afternoon; many day hikers were on trail and even groups of backpackers in east and west boulder canyons. First water canyon had running water through much of the canyon and there was also flowing water crossing the trail of west boulder canyon. East boulder canyon was lush (for the desert) and there was tons of running water and pools deep enough to dip in which felt great after being stuck on the train. I even saw a small green frog! Jojoba is blooming and so are paintbrush and small purple lily plants.Quote of the day(per a friendly dayhiking woman):"you are out here by yourself! You are a better man than me."

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