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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions for first timers and old timers.
Planning Synopsis - A short and simple hike planning guide.
Resupply - All the major resupply locations along the PCT.
Gear Lists - Complete gear lists of those that walked the walk.
Plans - Actual, complete plans/schedules used by thru-hikers.
Register - Sign the register! The virtual trailhead register for section or thru-hikers.
Stockmen - For those who travel the trail with their 4 hooved friends.
Join a Trail Crew - For a day or week, learn more about the joy of giving back.

PCT Pocket Maps - the most current PCT maps available!
Pacific Crest Trail Google Map - trail trace, mileages, elevations, resupply, etc.
JMT Map & Data Book - Free online map set and data book (available in PDF).
Fire Perimeters - Interactive map of active fire perimeters.
Earthquake Map - 30 day interactive earthquake map along the PCT.

Data Book - Old online version, before 5th edition maps/data book.
Elevation Profiles - from the 5th edition maps. The most current available.
Photo Atlas - 7,000+ flora and landscape photos geo-referenced.

Links - A plethora of PCT links for all of your needs.
News - Trail news specific to the PCT.
Report Bikes on the PCT - Document bike encounters along the PCT.

Trail Conditions
Snow Depth - daily update of NOAA snow depth map.
Snow Conditions - Current and historical conditions. Weather, too!

Recent Forum Posts

Re: Navigation With Compass
skimaxpower - Thu, Mar 5, 2015
That Brunton is the same compass I took on the CDT. Great model - simple, durable, declination can be set and forget. My best a...

Re: Class Of 2015
Zog - Wed, Mar 4, 2015
Starting NOBO from mile 0 4/4/15. This is my second shot. Last year I did 342 miles to Cajon Pass/I-15 before pulling off the tr...

PCT, CDT, AT Wilderness On GMaps
postholer - Wed, Mar 4, 2015
Wilderness areas that the PCT, CDT or AT traverse have been added to the postholer google maps, by administrative agency. Areas ...

Re: PCTA Makes Severe Statement On Caches
Gary Schenk - Tue, Mar 3, 2015
People enjoyed their AT experience, and expect to find the same thing out there. Just by sheer numbers, we can continue to see t...

Re: PCTA Makes Severe Statement On Caches
gg-man - Mon, Mar 2, 2015
I agree this is very good news. I believe will help dampen the enthusiasm of inexperienced hikers because major water carries a...

PCTA Makes Severe Statement On Caches
postholer - Mon, Mar 2, 2015
Wow! Where is this new PCTA coming from? For years, the PCT has been adversely affected by herding and water caches. For years,...

Missing Hiker In San Diego County
tvalenti17 - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
There is a missing hiker in San Diego County that was hiking south on the PCT between February 12th and February 22nd. Help fro...

Re: Class Of 2015
casey - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
GG A few details: Mail packages to us via U.S.P.S. Priority Mail, this allows for free return shipping if something unexpected...

Re: Navigation With Compass
STINGER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015
The Brunton compass should work fine. I always like the clear ones so I can see through to the map. If your not planning on GPS,...

Navigation With Compass
TraJik - Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Hello Everyone! I was hoping to get the opinion of hikers who use map and compass on the CDT. I'm one of those that go hiking...

Re: Class Of 2015
gg-man - Mon, Feb 23, 2015
How exactly would this work? From what I remember it there wasn't much if any cell reception in North Yosemite. Would the resu...

Sonora Pass Resupply
casey - Sat, Feb 21, 2015
I'm pleased to announce the Forest Service has agreed to issue a Special Use Permit allowing my wife and I to deliver resupply p...

Recent Journal Entrys

Not Much Snow
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PCT - Russell - Yesterday
Last weekend one of my daughters (not Red-Feather) and son went snowshoeing. We started at White Pass (mile 2303) and went to Sa...
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PCT - KatScratch - Yesterday
I got my Gravity works 4L water filter today! I am so very excited about this piece of equipment! Ive been looking into dog gear...
Nantahala Outdoor Center To Stecoah Gap, NC
AT - thodge - Yesterday
Today we left the Nantahala Outdoor Center, or NOC after an okay night's rest. As we prepared to take off, the temps were droppi...
What The Flock? It's ADZ!!!
PCT - Zog - Wed, Mar 4, 2015
Registration has opened for ADZPCTKO! This annual event, the Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off takes place at Lake Mo...
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PCT - jroth2353 - Tue, Mar 3, 2015
First week of March, 2015 we begin a 225 mile walk through the s California desert to avoid summer heat. Stay tuned for pictures...
Wild Hair
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AT - BigBro+LilSis - Mon, Mar 2, 2015
It's Monday... At 9 am on Friday the pilot of my flight to Atlanta, GA will remind us to fasten our seat belts. She'll point the...
Getting Ready!
PCT - trailfortwo - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Plans are moving along nicely and we are looking forward to our April 14th departure date. We each have our gear together and we...
Full Disclosure
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PCT - hiphilary - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Full Disclosure: I did see Wild. And I also read the book. And it did inspire me to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.Am I dillusiona...
AT - chaseat99 - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
After studing the weather we had a tough time trying to decide to zero today or Just hike in the three miles to Ice Water shelte...
Riding The Rails
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PCT - Flatlatch - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
NOBO but not on foot just yet, rather relaxing and enjoying the scenery as I make my way to Vancouver via Amtrak. Just met a you...
Waiting On Ma Nature
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PCT - doninpdx - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
We were finally all ready to go Thursday morning, but then we took another look at the weather forecast. A storm is moving throu...
Risk - Reward
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PCT - qsquest 15 - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
There have been some very recent changes in traveling/shipping regulations for lithium batteries and it seems neither the people...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Happy - PCT - Jun 4, 2013 - Lake Water
The water from yesterday's lake got me thorough the dry miles today. This was my first lake water of the trip and markedly different from the tasty spring water yesterday. The taste took me right back to Lake Wissota and our summers there with Grandma and Grandpa. Uncle Larry and water skiing. Picking raspberries, the lake water irrigation system, 50 steps down to the dock, the pavilion, pig roasts; it just kept going.

I listened to some music on the trail for the first time. It was a nice change of pace.

I'm at a hotel at I-15 tonight. Busy getting ready for the next 100 miles. Looking for Dude - I expected to see him here...

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