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Planning
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.
Gear Lists - See sample gear lists of those that walked the walk.
Plans - Itineraries, resupply locations as used by hikers.
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Stockmen - For those who hike the trail with their 4 hooved friends
Join a trail crew - For a day or week, learm more about the joy of giving back

Maps
Printed Topo Maps - the most current maps available!
Google Map - trail trace, mileages, elevations, resupply, etc.
JMT Maps & Data Book - Free online map set and data book (available in PDF).
Earthquake Maps - Recent earthquakes along the trail

Reference
Data Book - Old onLine version
Elevation Profiles - Elevation profiles
Photo Atlas - 7,000+ flora and landscape photos geo-referenced.

Miscellaneous
News - News specific to the trail
Report Bikes on the PCT - Document bike encounters long the PCT

Trail Conditions
Fire Perimeters - Interactive map of active fire perimeters.
Snow Conditions - Current and historical conditions. Weather, too!
Snow Depth - daily update of NOAA snow depth map.

Recent Forum Posts

XMil - Invisibles
NoCape - Thu, May 28, 2015
Perhaps a bit more than interested in who or how many might be pounding ground and making post holes that have military experien...

Re: Graphical Representation Of Hiker Start Dates
NoCape - Thu, May 28, 2015
I am interested in a little disaggregation with a demographic breakdown by age, maybe three age groups. My specific interest, i...

Re: North Vs South PCT 2015 June 1 Start
rferrari - Fri, May 15, 2015
I am in California, and have lived here all my life. With the other posts telling you to wait for a southbound trek, beware that...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
gg-man - Thu, May 14, 2015
Yes. There is lost no downside to starting in early to mid July. you will have plenty of time to do your hike and unless snowa...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Thu, May 14, 2015
Thanks for that GGman. I will have to make a final decision about 12 months out due to me getting leave from work. Do you think ...

Re: PCT And Public Transportation In California
rferrari - Thu, May 14, 2015
Of course it depends on the section of the PCT you are planning to visit. If you give me more info on the starting and ending po...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
gg-man - Thu, May 14, 2015
Unless you are limited to nailing down your start date way ahead of time, I would wait to see how the preceding winter turns out...

PCT And Public Transportation In California
claudebelley - Wed, May 13, 2015
Hi, I am Canadian (from Montreal) and I plan to do a small section of the PCT this summer (10 days in July). I will arrive in S...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Wed, May 13, 2015
Thanks alot for reply...exactly what i wanted to know. Mid to late June it is then Cheers Kiwi Stu...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
postholer - Wed, May 13, 2015
May will be way too early in a normal snow year. The pass through Echo Lake around July 5th. Personally, I wouldn't start from...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Tue, May 12, 2015
Hi everyone....Kiwi Stu here again. Is there anybody here who can help me with the start time question i have posted cheers stu...

Re: 30 Days To Campo
gg-man - Mon, May 11, 2015
Please don't take these comments as a statement on your abilities. One of the few people I have hiked any length of time with i...

Recent Journal Entrys

Robin Bird Spring
PCT - spectrum - Yesterday
After yesterday's heat, I got up early and was on the trail by 5:30. It was much more pleasant hiking in the cool morning air. T...
Little Jimmy To Mt. Pacifico
PCT - Eldon - Yesterday
Music last night at Little Jimmy Campground sounded good , wouldn't want to carry all that weight . Walked mostly through fo...
Motel Day
AT - chaseat99 - Yesterday
Looking through my notes I stayed in this motel 3 times all in may 2003 2012 2015. Stiffed with pizza last night. Just ate a blt...
Hot Day In The Desert
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PCT - maxmontano - Yesterday
Well I had a nice zero day in acton yesterday. I slept in for the first time in a while and hitched a ride into the town of acto...
Washington DC
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AT - StarMan - Yesterday
I begin my trek to the north. Barb found me a room in DC for a short layover so I can go have some fun at the Smithsonian. I wal...
Zero Day At The Motel 6 In Mojave, CA
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PCT - blazingstar08 - Yesterday
I spent the entire day at the motel 6 in Mojave. The duties of the day were resting, eating, and hiding from the sun. It's reall...
Day In Town
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PCT - tpotter - Yesterday
This morning I talked on the phone with Jeanne who is in Singapore training teachers on BioEthics. It is always wonderful to tal...
MOSQUITOES TICKS AND CATERPILLARS
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AT - BigBro+LilSis - Yesterday
We've made it to New York!!! The concrete jungle where dreams are made of!!! But actually, it's beautiful here! After a flood wo...
Recovering And Reminiscing
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PCT - Darthkev - Yesterday
A lot of our friends and family follow both Max and I on these journals and are aware that I have been sidelined from hiking wit...
Day 36
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PCT - stewart50 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Note much happened today just the usual town stuff, sorting out resupply, figuring out how to deal with the coming long waterles...
Journal Entry
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AT - jimmyjam - Wed, May 27, 2015
Total mileage really is 349.1.great day resupplied in Greenwood lakes got a beer and got ride back to trail by an off duty new y...
Flipflop
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CDT - jgregory - Wed, May 27, 2015
Today is the beginning of my 4th zero day in Chama. My 4th day in the Y Motel, occasionally watching Family Guy and Naked and Af...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

PCT photo

Branko - PCT - Aug 11, 2012 - Day 106: William O. Douglas Wilderness
Spectacular nature continues with some awesome views of Mt. Rainier. Another day another volcano. This one looks like it's ready to pop. And then there's lakes, and then some lakes and more lakes after that. And ridges and valleys, green and lush...
I met as many people on the trail today as i did in the past 100 days combined. I even saw the first black hiker in more than 2300 miles! I remember first seeing a black man when i was 10. For some reason or another eastern Europe wasn't popular among black people back then. Or among any other population. Anyway, I remember his palms were much lighter than the back of his hands and i thought it was beautiful the way the two shades graded. I was staring at this poor guy today with the same fascination as i was at those hands back then.
I hope i didn't offend anyone. And if i did i know who you are. I wont be hearing the end of it for next few years.

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