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2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby AutumnLeaves » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:28 am

Hi, I'm looking to hook up with another prospective south bounder for 2016 to help each other in navigating and for mutual moral support through the snow bound areas of the northern Cascades. I thru hiked the AT sobo in 2002. I am a 55 year old male from the east coast. Thanks, Autumn Leaves.
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby heartattackhiker » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:41 pm

hi autumn I'll be setting off from harts pass on jun.15 to reach the northern terminus. then set off again from harts pass on my way to campo on jun.23.I am 45 and I am currently recovering from shoulder surgery (minor surgery).Anyways I,d love to have some company through the first 400 miles or so of Washington and since I,am from Washington I can help provide a little extra help with resupplying. heartattackhiker
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby AutumnLeaves » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:33 am

Hi Heartattackhiker, your starting date at Hart's Pass sounds very good to me. I'm confused why it will take 8 days to be back at Harts Pass. I have purchased a Garmin with the entire PCT on it for the long snow covered sections if it will be needed. I am already in training mode mornings and weekends since hiking the Vermont AT in October. I would be happy to hear more about your thoughts on this hike. Please email me at stevegoobic@yahoo.com. Autumn Leaves
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby thdomo » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:06 pm

I'm thinking of southbound as well. A little worried about the snow pack and el nino making it record size
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby longshot » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:41 pm

I am also going SOBO with a mid June start. I would love to partner up for the first part of Washington due to possible exposed snow traverses. I am in Salem OR, any one planning on being at the Ruck in Cascade Locks later this month? Loner
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby mgarrett100 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:52 pm

My wife and are also planning on going southbound this year with a mid June start date. We wouldn't mind having some extra company for the first few hundred snow covered miles. We are planning on bringing ice axes and crampons to handle the tricky traverses, is anyone else bringing snow equipment and if so what are you bringing?
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby heartattackhiker » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:09 am

Hi Margerette, I will be leaving on a lower elevation route into Canada starting. June 14th. I'll be bringing nano spikes and a ice ax. The route follows the Pasayten River and meets up with PCT at Castle Pass.
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby heartattackhiker » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:35 pm

hi mgarrett100 if you interested in going with us on the 14th just email me back sometime. Myself and another gentleman from the east coast are leaving that day.
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby AutumnLeaves » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:08 pm

longshot wrote:I am also going SOBO with a mid June start. I would love to partner up for the first part of Washington due to possible exposed snow traverses. I am in Salem OR, any one planning on being at the Ruck in Cascade Locks later this month? Loner

Hi Longshot, sorry I haven't been monitoring this site. Email me if you are still interested. Maybe you can hook up with Ronnie and I mid June. Steve at stevegoobic@yahoo.com
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby Fish » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:00 am

I highly recommend hiking parts of the pct in the North Cascades in june during a snowy season. 2011 was near impossible to hike the PCT in June I tried lol. There is already more snow this year than all of 2011.. Good luck.
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby longshot » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:42 pm

Got my permit for a June 21 start. Any one else's start coincide with that? I have a ride to Harts Pass and will will do the yoyo to Monument 78.
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Re: 2016 south bound pct thru hike

Postby mgarrett100 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:16 pm

Longshot,

We are wanting to start in that mid June range and yoyo to the border as well. We are open to company. I know heartattackhiker is taking an alternate route to avoid the snow at first, but I was hoping to avoid this. I have been monitoring Hart's Pass SNOTEL (Depth: 105", SWE: 58 as of the 4/8) and although it doesn't look as big as 2011, there is a lot of snow which has me a little worried, especially because I have heard the section between Harts Pass and the Border is one of the toughest. Thoughts?
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