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Elevation Profiles - Elevation profiles
Photo Atlas - 7,000+ flora and landscape photos geo-referenced.

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

Recent Forum Posts

Re: 30 Days To Campo
gg-man - Tue, May 5, 2015
Going from Campo to echo lake in 30 days will be next to impossible unless you could walk out the door tomorrow and knock off ba...

Re: 30 Days To Campo
stillroaming - Tue, May 5, 2015
Yep, certainly doable, but spectacularly difficult. ...without considering a snow pack and those dates you mention will most ce...

30 Days To Campo
EJ101 - Tue, May 5, 2015
So I have this grand idea to push myself from Echo lake to campo in 30 days or less. I was hoping the community on this forum co...

Coming From Overseas
BurningPaws - Mon, May 4, 2015
Hey guys! I'm Kasey, I'm from Australia and in approximately 3 years - 2018, my partner and I will be kicking off a thru-hike o...

Re: North Vs South PCT 2015 June 1 Start
dofdear - Mon, May 4, 2015
An ice axe is highly recommended in this area. There are steep slopes where the trail is cut into the contour and the snow will ...

Re: North Vs South PCT 2015 June 1 Start
jgar15 - Mon, May 4, 2015
I would recommend waiting until mid June to start southbound. I have lived up there as well as have hiked both the PCT and the P...

Re: PCT Fires, A Graphic Look
postholer - Tue, Apr 28, 2015
The point of this thread is to make hikers aware of fire danger through example and keep them from starting un-natural wild fir...

Re: PCT Fires, A Graphic Look
lacrose - Tue, Apr 28, 2015
California post fire management sciences are a marvel. Mostly because they are coming to learn they still don't know enough....

Re: PCT Fires, A Graphic Look
postholer - Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Many studies have shown the the forest-woodland-chaparral complex of California is dependent on fire frequency and intensity fo...

Re: PCT Fires, A Graphic Look
lacrose - Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Many studies have shown the the forest-woodland-chaparral complex of California is dependent on fire frequency and intensity fo...

Re: Bear Canisters/Food Handling In The Sierra
LaGrangePoints5 - Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Snowman, 1. I did most of the John Muir Trail, and I didn't put my bear can right next to the tent, but maybe 20-30 feet away....

Re: North Vs South PCT 2015 June 1 Start
dofdear - Sat, Apr 25, 2015
The WA SNOTEL facility is IMHO the best resource for both current and historical snow and water data. Believe Postholer uses tha...

Recent Journal Entrys

Another Beautiful Day
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AT - StarMan - Yesterday
Running along ridges is a good thing. Had a gas station pit stop but otherwise keeping on, keepin on. Will be in Woods Hole tomo...
Big Bear Lake
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PCT - Russell - Yesterday
Boy was it cold last night! Didn't have any ice but felt like we should have. Going to have to start wearing long john's and soc...
Resting In Mt Laguna
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PCT - Darthkev - Yesterday
Yesterday after walking to the border and walking back to Campo to reload on water, Max and I made the 20+ miles treck to Lake M...
Hot Day
AT - chaseat99 - Yesterday
Bad night for sleeping last night. Refrigerator trucks, lots of traffic and real hot. Crappy breakfast at Waffle House. Hot walk...
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PCT - thehairlesscat - Yesterday
I'm really enjoying the morning hikes. However, I want to test out my overnight abilities with my equipment. I want to see h...
Mountain Fire Alternate Today, But Idylwild Is A
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PCT - blazingstar08 - Yesterday
Just posting a pic from Idylwild yesterday. They have a cool wooden carving of bears and other wildlife. Think I figured out wit...
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AT - kes - Mon, May 4, 2015
Made it to Virginia!! Fourth state on the trail. We decided as a group to get up early to hike the final miles in Tennessee and ...
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PCT - bback1 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Some days on the trail are magical but some are just hiking to get somewhere. Today is one of those. It is more like a job you l...
Day 28
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PCT - stewart50 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Word for the day, Poodle Dog Bush, we had to be on the lookout for the cursed plant all day. Nice easy hiking to start the day, ...
Day 10
CDS - PeterS - Mon, May 4, 2015
Having the room to myself was very convenient as I could call back home without disturbing anyone else early in "my" m...
Bouncing Into Graceland
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PCT - Kristin Schoonveld - Mon, May 4, 2015
I'm going to be completely honest here and tell you that this long walk is tough going. It's rare that more than a day or two pa...
May 4 Update
PCT - Rich Brinkman - Mon, May 4, 2015
Good Morning! I will be getting back on the PCT via the Devils Slide Trail this morning. The PCT is closed north of Hwy 74 where...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Bird Dog - PCT - Jun 19, 2013 - Journal Entry
Some of my favorite John Muir quotes:God has to nearly kill us sometimes to teach us lessons.The sun shines not on us but in us.The power of imagination makes us infinite.In God's wilderness lies the hope of the world.I will follow my instincts and be myself for good or ill.John MuirClimbing Muir pass up to the hut and sitting inside it, was my best day on the PCT. Words cannot convey the way I felt...  

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