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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.
Sign the Register - Virtual trailhead register
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

More Permits Due To Wild This Year?
bback1 - Sat, Mar 28, 2015
The popularity of the trail is certainly increasing. With the sudden increase in permits it seems as though the trail is going t...

Free IOS App "eTrails" Updated
enyapjr - Sat, Mar 28, 2015
The " 1.4 is now available. (the following from a posting on another PCT forum site) David Money Harris is delighted to re...

Re: PCT Community Bear Canister Loan Program For 201
enyapjr - Sun, Mar 22, 2015
It was a late posting (March 8th) this year, but i received 1.5 times as many requests as we have canisters in only two weeks......

Re: PCT Community Bear Canister Loan Program For 201
LaGrangePoints5 - Sun, Mar 22, 2015
I'm kind of curious. As an early indicator of population later on the trail, how does March 22 compare to other years as the da...

PCT Community Bear Canister Loan Program For 2015 No
enyapjr - Sun, Mar 22, 2015
" Sorry, but the PCT Community Bear Canister Loan Program for 2015 is "CLOSED" as of March 22nd... Have received...

PCT Community Bear Canister Loan Program 2015 - Now
enyapjr - Sun, Mar 22, 2015
Sorry, but the PCT Community Bear Canister Loan Program for 2015 is "CLOSED" as of March 22nd... Have received far mor...

Re: PCT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
stillroaming - Sat, Mar 21, 2015
How far in advance can/should resupply packages be mailed. I live in upstate New York? Places like Kennedy Meadows, Vermilio...

New Pct Hiker For 2016
IHOR - Sat, Mar 21, 2015
Hey guys, I'm a fairly experienced hiker in bc looking very intently on a thru hike for 2016. A list of hikes ive done are wet...

Re: PCT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Sealord3 - Sat, Mar 21, 2015
How far in advance can/should resupply packages be mailed. I live in upstate New York? Thanks in advance....

Re: Class Of 2015
Gilles - Thu, Mar 19, 2015
Hi, Planning a Sobo hike from enf June/early July. Is any Sobo hiker present her looking for a travel companion?...

Re: Latest 30- And 90-day Forecast Outlooks
postholer - Thu, Mar 19, 2015
A while back I was reading a study by NOAA that critiqued their own long range forecasts > 30 days. I was parroting the resul...

Re: Latest 30- And 90-day Forecast Outlooks
enyapjr - Thu, Mar 19, 2015
The thing about 90 day outlooks is that they are about as accurate as a coin toss or 50-50. With that said, it is showing it to ...

Recent Journal Entrys

Day Seven
PCT - Eldon - Today
Had a good day despite a close call with a rattlesnake . Walking along and a sudden loud buzz , I sort of jumped and ran a few f...
Gear And Food
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PCT - Russell - Yesterday
If your into hiking, then you know that gear has been constantly evolving. In the 50 years I have been hiking there have been am...
It's So Cold In The Deep
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AT - BigBro+LilSis - Yesterday
The eyes are dropping here at Erwin, NC's famous Uncle Johnny's hostel... But, a new installment here is due! It's been a brutal...
Preliminaries
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PCT - midair - Yesterday
Just about a week away from go time on this trek. Initial resupplies sent and the list for the rest to be sent as this hike unfo...
Getting Close!
PCT - Zog - Yesterday
Today I leave on the family road trip that ends with me being dropped at the border and beginning my northbound stroll. After mu...
Town Again!
AT - chaseat99 - Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Wow was i surprised to see snow again. So surprised in fact that there was light fluffy snow all over the arm of my down jacket ...
Red Hills
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PCT - bobk - Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Today it was back to the Red Hills (Area of Critical Environmental Concern) for a hike. The area has serpentine soil with a high...
Zero In Idyllwild
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PCT - Flatlatch - Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Spent a wonderful zero day in idyllic Idyllwild....what a great little mountain town surrounded by pine trees and so not like th...
Pre-Trip Entry
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PCT - Enduro1525 - Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Pre-trip planning has now evloved to the point where I need to start stuffing resupply boxes and get them to my friends Jeff & K...
Pre-Hike 8 Gear - Choice And Consequence (Part
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PCT - MonarchandWow - Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Pre-Hike 8 Gear - Choice and Consequence (Part 1)It soon becomes evident when researching gear for the PCT that there is a huge ...
Aahhh!!
PCT - Jimojado - Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Started hike around 7 am. Arrived at mt Laguna around 11am this small town is a godsend. They have an amazing outfitter run by D...
The Plan
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PCT - stewart50 - Fri, Mar 27, 2015
I would like to thank my wife, Elisabeth, who has been a huge help in getting me to this point. Hoping that she will join me lat...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Postholer - PCT - Jun 3, 2013 - Crabtree Meadow
On the trail at 6 a big day ahead. Climbing was the game to over 11.7K and it was exhausting.

On the down side my water filter plugged completely, as in useless. When I was in Mojave I failed to get a new element from my drift box. I've been using this one since the border. It is toast.

So, for the next 2 weeks I won't be filtering my water, I'll be drinking straight from the creeks and springs. I am less than thrilled.

My hiking buddy 'Dinnertime' will be summiting Whitney tomorrow then he'll get of the trail for 11 days. His girlfriend picks him up the day after tomorrow. We've been leap-frogging since Baden-Powell. See you up the trail dude!

Tomorrow is the big day, Forester Pass. It's 13 miles from here and if the threatening T-storms don't develop I should get over in the afternoon. Forester is the highest point on the tail at 13,200 feet.

Nite!



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