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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.
Trail App Reports - View all reports submitted from the Postholer Trail App.

Pacific Crest Trail Google Map - trail trace, mileages, elevations, resupply, etc.
Mt San Jacinto - 1:30K maps from Hwy 74 to I-10.
JMT Map & Data Book - Free online map set and data book (available in PDF).
Overview Maps - 71, 1:100K maps and 29, 1:250K maps in PDF format.
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: Current Backpack
SoCal75 - Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Yeah, I think I was just being stubborn. No sense in all the extra weight. I think I will look into something like the ULA circu...

Mt. Hood Chapter
North 350 Blades - Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Check out the Mt. Hood Chapter's web page. As they say, "Our volunteers maintain the 217 miles of PCT between Midway Meado...

Re: SOBO Info
crazy cloud - Tue, Apr 15, 2014
My opinion is yes you'll need one. Better to have it than not you can always ship it home. I would also consider micro spikes. H...

Re: Current Backpack
stillroaming - Tue, Apr 15, 2014
The whole idea behind lightweight gear is less stress on your body, increased mobility, which all add up to more enjoyment. Can...

Current Backpack
SoCal75 - Tue, Apr 15, 2014
I found out about the PCT a few years ago and It sounded like a pretty exciting adventure. I have decided to do a thru hike in 2...

Powerhouse Fire Closure
roleigh - Mon, Apr 14, 2014
I'm here at the Green Valley Fire Station and the USFS here confirmed that there is a PCT trail closure in effect from this loca...

Re: Thru-hiker Permit Without Paying Pcta?
Flatlatch - Mon, Apr 14, 2014
I am new to this site but have found that there are yippie1984's on every forum...uninformed and easily lost in the vast wildern...

Chem - Sat, Apr 12, 2014
Leaving early July and hope to miss most the snow in WA by then. Curious for those who know that section around this date what t...

Re: Kennedy Meadows/Tom's Place
Big Jerr - Fri, Apr 11, 2014
you well want good working brakes, for the ride down from K.M. jerrmatt...

2014 Sierra Entry Date
postholer - Tue, Apr 8, 2014
The guesstimated Sierra Entry Date is June 9th. On April 1st the snow sensor at Upper Tyndall Creek near Forester Pass showed 5...

2014 Sierra Entry Date
dofdear - Sun, Apr 6, 2014
Wondering if anyone has heard what the calculated date is for this year?...

Kennedy Meadows/Tom's Place
chendu - Sun, Apr 6, 2014
I'm planning to join friends thru hiking NB at either Walker Pass on highway 178 or Kennedy Meadows. Is the road to Kennedy Mea...

Recent Journal Entrys

Counting Down The Days......
PCT - 10-k - Today
24 hours from now we'll be headed to CLT where I will catch my flight to SAN. 48 hours from now I'll be headed to Canada by way ...
Last Day At Work
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PCT - fredrikr - Yesterday
Truthfully, my journey began over 2 months ago when trip planning began in earnest. Once the decision was made, everything else ...
People We Meet
PCT - CM82 - Yesterday
We started the day leisurely with two cups of coffee, with only a short hiking day and a destination of Ziggy and The Bear hiker...
One Mile Up
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PCT - SlowBro - Yesterday
On the trail about 6:15 for a long days climb. I hiked steadily up along Mission Creek all morning and into the afternoon. To ad...
Almost Ready
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PCT - higherg1 - Yesterday
Well two weeks ago I said our weather is improving but as I write this it is snowing like crazy, and in 3 days I will be hiking ...
Day Four
PCT - Eldon - Yesterday
Best day so far,felt good,great weather,in the low seventies.A very strong thunderstorm to the north,made for a great sky.The te...
Day 11: Up The Hill Out Of Nantahala Outdoor Ce
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AT - mattlessner - Yesterday
Ahhhh, another big breakfast to start a day of hiking off right. After complaining to myself yesterday about spending too much m...
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AT - grimtongue - Yesterday
Well here I am at the lodge in Fontana Village. First thing I did was to go to the front desk and try to pick up my packages. Th...
Off The Trail
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PCT - jroth2353 - Yesterday
Due to health reasons, we have to take an hiatus from the trail. Seaglass's brush with heat exhaustion has not worked itself...
2014 Start Date
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PCT - tnx4asking - Yesterday
Currently, the plan for 2014 is to enter the Sierras from Kings Canyon, intersect the PCT and head north to Canada. I should sta...
First Day
PCT - swade - Yesterday
It was a great feeling to finally stand at the monument after years of dreaming. I started with 7 people who I rode the bus with...
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PCT - zippymorocco - Yesterday
Here are a few photos of Zippy's first day on the PCT. I miss that guy already! - Diddo P.S. Is it just me, or are those pos...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

PCT photo

The morning sun hits my sleeping spot

Big-e - PCT - Apr 6, 2010 - Into The NOC
Camped on a ridge overlooking Franklin, NC; beautiful evening view
overlooking the city and Macon County Airport (1A5) which was
especially interesting to watch as the morning fog settled into the
low points of the valley.
Hiked into a very busy NOC, and had lunch with Bo & Brit - the Wesser
Burger was as good as I remembered it to be.

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