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Recent Forum Posts

Re: PCT Fires, A Graphic Look
Gary Schenk - Mon, Jul 6, 2015
If I had to choose between mountain bikers and hiker's illegal campfires on the PCT, I'd choose the bikers....

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...

Recent Journal Entrys

Annual Backpacking Trip
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PCT - woodframpton - Today
I will be leaving in 4 days for a 50 mile backpacking trip to the Sierras. I will be going with my friend Andy, hiking along the...
In Which It Rains And Cools My Progress
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PNT - markdavis - Yesterday
As I was falling asleep last night, I heard rain falling on the tent. It continued off and on all night, and when I woke around ...
Day 94: A Long Day Down To Belden
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PCT - d-c-nelson - Yesterday
I started hiking by 7 AM, which was later than planned, but I wanted to take advantage of the excellent cell phone reception to ...
Silver Creek
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JMT - Kevin Taylor - Yesterday
Beautiful clear blue sky in the morning. Walked up to Lake Virginia, it has great views all around it. No luck fishing though! L...
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...
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...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Descending into the Wind Farm

Miner - PCT - Jun 15, 2009 - Tehachapi
I got on the trail by 5:30am and headed out.  Today would be a short and quick day as I would be hitching into Tehachapi to resupply.  The highlight was walking by all the windmills generating electricity.  The wind was often very strong and literally would try to blow you sideways on the trail.  We would often walk near some of the large turbines and they were very impressive.  Hawkeye and I reached Tehachapi-Willow Road around 8:30 and found a water cache with cookies.  After taking a break, we tried to find a ride into town.  A fireman who had driven by a few minutes earlier, came back and offered us a ride.  He took us to the Post Office on the edge of town and then took us into town to the Best Western Mountain Inn.Hawkeye was trying to find his mom who had driven down to meet him and he waited in my room until she showed up.  We have plans tomorrow to slack pack (hike without our heavy packs) the 8mile stretch to Hwy58 and then go back into town.We have been really blessed by God this section.  We've had unusually cool weather for this time of year and finished what was one of the  hottest sections in ideal temperatures.  However, a warming trend is happening this week which means that the weather in the Sierra Neveda is probably improving and the hikers there will start to move on.  Hopefully, as we enter the Southern Sierra Neveda this week,  the temperatures will continue to be comfortable on our way to Kennedy Meadows.

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