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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 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.

Maps
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.

Reference
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.

Miscellaneous
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

FYI - Hiker Heaven Closing
enyapjr - Sun, Jan 25, 2015
FYI - Hiker Heaven is closing... see <>... Closing possibly precipitated by some specific post replies in <>... ...

Re: Class Of 2015
bob39 - Sat, Jan 24, 2015
Going solo sobo starting at Cascade Locks starting May 23. You'll pass me, an old man walking. I'll save a Snickers for ya....

Re: Filmmaker Seeks Military Veterans Hiking In 2015
shakenbake - Sat, Jan 24, 2015
Thanks for contacting me Bob! I replied via email. Regards,Shake'nbake!...

Re: Filmmaker Seeks Military Veterans Hiking In 2015
bobncasey - Fri, Jan 23, 2015
Shakenbake. I am Vet and I plan to hike the CDT this year. I'll send you an email....

Re: VVR Near PCT Resupply At East Side Of Lake Ediso
Miner - Wed, Jan 21, 2015
At least this way you spare yourself an expensive bill when you leave VVR. In 2009, I resupplied over Kearsarge Pass and had en...

Re: Route Planning Advice?
Miner - Wed, Jan 21, 2015
Oregon will likely be burried in snow at that time. In high snow years, the trail was still buried in early July in Oregon. W...

Re: Route Planning Advice?
enyapjr - Tue, Jan 20, 2015
No reason to waste time & money skipping around - start at Campo and go as far as your time allows. The majority of thrus s...

Route Planning Advice?
buffalobass - Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Hey y'all, First time posting, hope it's in the right place. So, I'm able to be hiking from early May-early/mid Sept. I was th...

Re: VVR Near PCT Resupply At East Side Of Lake Ediso
ryandax - Fri, Jan 16, 2015
Or just walk the 120 from kearsarge to mammoth and have yourself a, "proper," town stop. Just my 2 cents...

Re: CDT Factoids
gg-man - Wed, Jan 14, 2015
Some people count sheep to go to sleep...... postholer counts stream and road crossings. I love these factoids on the trails!...

Filmmaker Seeks Military Veterans Hiking In 2015
shakenbake - Wed, Jan 14, 2015
Are you an American, Canadian or British military veteran or do you know a veteran planning to hike the PCT, CDT, At or other lo...

Filmmaker Seeks Military Veterans Hiking In 2015
shakenbake - Wed, Jan 14, 2015
Are you an American, Canadian or British military veteran or do you know a veteran planning to hike the PCT, CDT, At or other lo...

Recent Journal Entrys

Good Morning
AT - chaseat99 - Today
I should be your on Springer Mountain in about six days. Keeping extended weather. It looks like a big storm a role in about tha...
Trail Laundry
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PCT - qsquest 15 - Today
As I mentioned in an earlier post I use one of my pillow ZipLoc bags for a washing machine/sink as doing laundry in someone else...
Back On The Road
FT - brianle - Yesterday
After some wonderful time in town, our hotel shuttled us back to the trail head, and we got started hiking around 12:45. Refresh...
FLipFlop/Head Start Kick Off
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AT - jimmyjam - Fri, Jan 23, 2015
I've tweaked my starting day so I can be in Harper's Ferry for the first FlipFlop Start Kick Off. Time seems to be crawling by n...
My Master Plan.......
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AT - StarMan - Wed, Jan 21, 2015
So This year's plan is to hit the trail on or about May 1, 2015Leg one: Marion/Atkins, VA to Harpers Ferry, VATake some comb...
How To Talk Like A PCT Hiker
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PCT - home2020 - Wed, Jan 21, 2015
Like any subculture, hiking has developed its own lingo. For friends and family unfamiliar with this language, here are some of ...
Moonshine And 2nd Rounds
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AT - BigBro+LilSis - Tue, Jan 20, 2015
Entry one of many more to come. It's still oober hard to believe this is real, Appalachia 2015. Pinch me, snap, crackle, and pop...
Pre Hike 4 Trail Names
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PCT - MonarchandWow - Tue, Jan 20, 2015
How, you may well ask, did we get our trail names? It started back at the beginning of this century when Monarch and I started &...
The Why
PCT - DJoseph2015 - Tue, Jan 20, 2015
The Pacific Crest Trail is something that I have always wanted to do but never thought I would actually do it. I grew up in Wash...
Mad Cows
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PCT - Calikota22 - Sun, Jan 18, 2015
Having gone to bed the night before by 7:00pm, I was awake and ready to go early at 4:30am. I got up, made some coffee, ate some...
The Trail
PCT - somendn - Fri, Jan 16, 2015
Osiyo The PCT is approx 2660 miles long starting in Campo Ca right on the border of Mexico. It follows the crest of the mountain...
And The Serious Prep Work Begins...
PCT - proplyds - Fri, Jan 16, 2015
When I was in high school two of my teachers had through hiked the AT. I thought that was an amazing accomplishment but doing th...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Kiwi at John Muir Hut 25 June

Kiwi - PCT - Jun 29, 2010 - Hey We Survived!
Well, here are the mountaineers, rock climbers, ice/snow traversers. These passes are pretty difficult. Over the last few days we have crossed the following passes: Pinchot- 12,150 feet with a 3000ft climb up to it, Mather- 12,100ft with a 2000ft climb up, Muir 11,950ft with a 3950ft climb and Selden- 10,900 and a 2500ft climb. It is quite difficult to find your way with all the snow around and then difficult to transverse in the afternoon when the snow is soft. We do a lot of postholing(sinking down in the snow) and slipping and sliding so our hiking poles are very handy. All this makes for quite low miles.I am writing from Vermillion Valley Resort (VVR) which is 1 1/2 miles off the PCT and a 20 minute boat ride. It has wonderful food and a great day for a rest day.I have now completed 878.8 PCT miles over some of the most difficult parts of the trail. We will hit Mammoth Lakes in about 2 1/2 days after going over Silver Pass.The little streams are raging torrents as the thaw is now in full swing. The stillness in the mountains is offset with the roaring of the raging torrents tumbling down the mountains.Doug and I have now bought new shoes- Merrell Moab Ventilators which have stood the test of time and have not been changed for some years. They cost $US 80 which is a great price. I have also purchased a Marmot Helium 15 sleeping bag as my Fairydown bag is losing its mojo. The zip keeps popping and I wake up in the middle of the night with a cold back!I found out yesterday that a kiwi should not try to emulate a duck. I crossed Bear Creek and lost my footing just before the other side and ended up getting dunked. I only lost my hat and some sunscreen and of course, my dignity. So a lesson well learned in the art of crossing rivers. We are tired and will probably have a couple of days off in Mammoth.We are hiking with Susan and David and Tim and Doug- all from NZ.More in a couple of days.Best wishesKiwi

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