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Recent Forum Posts

Re: Application Form For Canada Entry From PCT
postholer - Thu, Jul 2, 2015
Yes, that's correct. You mail it to them, then they mail it back with the approved stamp on it. When you enter Canada on the PC...

Application Form For Canada Entry From PCT
kiwi stu - Thu, Jul 2, 2015
I am looking at this form on the PCT.ORG site. It says to post completed form to Canada Border Services Agency in BC,Canada. Is...

What's Your Hiking Mojo?
postholer - Tue, Jun 30, 2015
In an effort to quantify a hike as a single number, we've developed 'Hiker Mojo'. This is not a comparison. A higher number is...

Re: Noobie Question
LaGrangePoints5 - Fri, Jun 26, 2015
Here is some info regarding shipping canisters with the post office:...

Noobie Question
supafly - Thu, Jun 25, 2015
Hey all, I am hiking in 2016 and this will be my first long distance thru hike and was wondering about mailing fuel, alchohol in...

Re: Update: PCT Lake Fire
postholer - Thu, Jun 25, 2015
will have no further effect on the PCT. To the east the fire has run into the 2006 Sawtooth Complex burn area and to the south ...

Update: PCT Lake Fire
postholer - Tue, Jun 23, 2015
The latest on the Lake Fire shows over 6 miles of trail has burned, entering the burn area at about mile 236 and leaving it at m...

PCT Lake Fire
postholer - Fri, Jun 19, 2015
The Lake Fire is affecting the PCT near Mission Creek Trail Camp and the North Fork MIssion Creek. To veiw the active fire peri...

Long Trail Maps Updated/Data Book Created
postholer - Tue, Jun 16, 2015
The Long Trail map set has been updated. There is also the addition of a new data book. You can download both from here//postho...

Re: Class Of 2015
Soggy Fox - Mon, Jun 15, 2015
Going on yet another section from Tuolumne to Donner Summit (I80). 215 miles in 10 days. Earlier this year I hiked from Mill Cre...

Re: Class Of 2015
quaxmonster - Mon, Jun 15, 2015
A bit late to the introductions party, but my name is Todd and I'm starting sobo from Hart's Pass on June 22. I'll head up north...

Re: New Pct Hiker For 2016
Alaskan Skorts - Sat, Jun 13, 2015
Hello thier, i am not a canuck but alaskan. I am also hiking the pct all the way thru in 2016. I am excited to read peoples stor...

Recent Journal Entrys

Subway Cave, Hat Creek Rim
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PCT - bobk - Yesterday
It was still pretty hot when I bedded down in my little cowboy camp, so I just went to sleep on the foam pad. During the night i...
Trail Magic At Humboldt Summit!
PCT - dpex - Yesterday
Long day today. Started before 6:30 AM, and shut it down at 7 this evening. But a couple from Chico were doing trail magic at Hu...
A Quick Swim
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PCT - tpotter - Yesterday
I got up a bit late since I only have 8 miles to do so there is no hurry. I meandered along crossing some creeks on bridges (nic...
Andovers Finest
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AT - StarMan - Yesterday
The best buffet breakfast to get the body prepared for another hiker day. Tanked up and ready for the next 36 miles to Rangeley,...
Journal Entry
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AT - Tjb02141993 - Sat, Jul 4, 2015
Climbed Kinsman Mtn today. Not a bad climb at all. I was moving pretty quickly all day, probably because I was so excited to see...
Backpacking With Jeannette, Shelly, And Their Fr
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PCT - blazingstar08 - Sat, Jul 4, 2015
Today, I'm taking an on-trail zero day. Sort of on trail, that is. I'm camped at Upper Loch Leven lake with my wonderful college...
Day 92: In Praise Of Water From Springs
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PCT - d-c-nelson - Fri, Jul 3, 2015
Today was simply a steady day of hiking. In spite of the fact that I climbed a total of about 4200 feet, there were no very long...
Green Lakes
CDT - Jellybean - Fri, Jul 3, 2015
Great nights sleep on flat grass with the moon rising over Upper Jean Lake. And no mosquitos! Wow! So beautiful. Short hike up, ...
Day 64
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PCT - stewart50 - Fri, Jul 3, 2015
This morning since we were still 34 miles from Shelter Cove Chuck and I decided to make two medium days of it rather than a long...
CDT - dgoettlicher - Fri, Jul 3, 2015
Down- down- down we go---24 miles worth to Green Lakes---gorgeous again, but I always feel down when leaving the high country. T...
Goal: Make It To Rendevous With Mary And Tailwi
CDT - psmurf - Fri, Jul 3, 2015
Rise at 0415 in hopes of making longer miles today. First light. Today's route is generally down hill. Beautiful scenes. Towerin...
Mammoth Lakes
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JMT - Kevin Taylor - Fri, Jul 3, 2015
Beautiful morning light on Rosalie lake. Mostly downhill hike out to Devils Postpile and then Reds Meadows. Many hikers heading ...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Heasy - OTHER - Jun 26, 2011 - Linth Plain
Today's hike started at the abandoned train station of Niederurnen und crossed the village and industrial areas. Waste incineration plant, shooting range, main road hiking etc. Not really amusing, but long distance hikers have to go sometimes through such areas. After the village of Bilten, the trail started to improve for a while, and than again an industrial village and main road hiking. I wasn't very happy and made thoughts if pilgrims really would have done this in earlier times or if they would take the bus or train (but they had no choice).The I arrived and crossed the Linth canal and found a nice restaurant for lunch. I watched all the people passing by: hikers, bikers, skaters, equestrians. And I started to have some good feelings to enjoy this lovely first hot summer day. But when I wanted to go on, they trail along the Linth canal was closed for construction work. So I started to zizag through the Linth plain. It was hot, my feet started to hurt  and I couln't find a good passage.  All I wanted was to go to the Grynau castle. Finally I decided to risk a shortcut. Luckily I was right and not Mr Murphy "The longest distance between two points is a shortcut"). The test was a pleasant walk along the canal to Schmerikon and the beautiful Lake Zurich, accompanied by hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts. I had a cool beer, relaxed and enjoyed the area. Than again I took the train and went home. Finally it ended as good day and my spirit lifted up.    

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