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Recent Forum Posts

Re: North Vs South PCT 2015 June 1 Start
rferrari - Fri, May 15, 2015
I am in California, and have lived here all my life. With the other posts telling you to wait for a southbound trek, beware that...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
gg-man - Thu, May 14, 2015
Yes. There is lost no downside to starting in early to mid July. you will have plenty of time to do your hike and unless snowa...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Thu, May 14, 2015
Thanks for that GGman. I will have to make a final decision about 12 months out due to me getting leave from work. Do you think ...

Re: PCT And Public Transportation In California
rferrari - Thu, May 14, 2015
Of course it depends on the section of the PCT you are planning to visit. If you give me more info on the starting and ending po...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
gg-man - Thu, May 14, 2015
Unless you are limited to nailing down your start date way ahead of time, I would wait to see how the preceding winter turns out...

PCT And Public Transportation In California
claudebelley - Wed, May 13, 2015
Hi, I am Canadian (from Montreal) and I plan to do a small section of the PCT this summer (10 days in July). I will arrive in S...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Wed, May 13, 2015
Thanks alot for reply...exactly what i wanted to know. Mid to late June it is then Cheers Kiwi Stu...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
postholer - Wed, May 13, 2015
May will be way too early in a normal snow year. The pass through Echo Lake around July 5th. Personally, I wouldn't start from...

Re: Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Tue, May 12, 2015
Hi everyone....Kiwi Stu here again. Is there anybody here who can help me with the start time question i have posted cheers stu...

Re: 30 Days To Campo
gg-man - Mon, May 11, 2015
Please don't take these comments as a statement on your abilities. One of the few people I have hiked any length of time with i...

Re: Class Of 2015
joshsmallbone - Mon, May 11, 2015
Jim, this is super helpful. Thanks for your amazing information and we'll take your advice. Really appreciate your time....

Echo Lake To Bridge Of The Gods Questions.
kiwi stu - Sat, May 9, 2015
Hi There...Kiwi Stu here. I am an expat Kiwi from Christchurch NZ who lives in Brisbane,Australia. I can get long service leave ...

Recent Journal Entrys

Day 31
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PCT - stewart50 - Yesterday
Today started with some amazing trail magic at 6.45am, Goal Tech, a south bound hiker carries a huge sack filled with bags of ch...
Cajon (hall) Pass
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PCT - Darthkev - Yesterday
We rolled into Cajon Pass around noon with high winds and low clouds. I walked into McDonalds, ordered two burgers and a giant f...
Zero In Mojave
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PCT - Russell - Yesterday
Zero day in Mojave. We mailed home my 2 liter Blatter, and some water treatment tablets. With my water filter and Red Feathers w...
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PCT - maxmontano - Yesterday
We broke camp early this morning and were on the trail by 5:45. As usual it was cold and windy today. The high is supposed to be...
Another Day Off In Tehachapi
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PCT - tpotter - Yesterday
I decided to stay in Tehachapi another day. I just had too many chores left to do and the weather is not so good today. So, I wo...
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CT - Ellen S - Yesterday
I keep on tweaking the gear. We did a short backpack with some friends in canyon country recently; I left quite a bit of stuff h...
Silverwood Lake To Cajon Pass
PCT - Eldon - Thu, May 21, 2015
Tent being slapped around all night by strong winds resulting in very little sleep . Was up by 5:30 am and back on trail by 6:00...
Day 34 To Day 36
PCT - hikerfaceplant - Thu, May 21, 2015
Day 34 (20th May). Mile 622.5. Trail miles 20.5. Hike miles 21.5. Foot hurt overnight, but I left my boot very loose and things ...
Wind Blown
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PCT - Red-feather - Thu, May 21, 2015
A raven hung above me still as though hanging from a string. The wind kept him trapped a moment till he changed direction. The w...
Town Day: Belden
PCT - surforcycle - Thu, May 21, 2015
This entry covers Thursday, May 21; CS just beyond Grouse Spring at HM 1277.8 on a ridge to Belden Town at HM 1284; about 6 mile...
Last Shower And Laundry For Several Days...
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PCT - blazingstar08 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Awoke to relative calm after a freakishly windy night last night at Messenger Flats in the Angeles National Forest. Two hikers s...
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AT - jimmyjam - Thu, May 21, 2015
We had great stealth site on a meadow on a mountain top.We had planned to stay in the kirkridge shelter but there was a guy who ...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Why Wait!? - CDT - Aug 9, 2013 - Up
Very strenuous day!!! It seemed as though we walked uphill all day long-- it was the talk among the hikers! Not only up but Straight Up! No switchbacks but really straight up huge mountains... We were on the Idaho-Montana border and right on the Continental Divide-- this is cool. I saw a black bear and our old friend Elizabeth who we hadn't seen since Ghost Ranch, New Mexico! And now we are seeing fellow northbounders-- now more heading south...

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