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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.
Trail App Reports - View all reports submitted from the Postholer Trail App.

Pacific Crest Trail Google Map - trail trace, mileages, elevations, resupply, etc.
Mt San Jacinto - 1:30K maps from Hwy 74 to I-10.
JMT Map & Data Book - Free online map set and data book (available in PDF).
Overview Maps - 71, 1:100K maps and 29, 1:250K maps in PDF format.
Fire Perimeters - Interactive map of active fire perimeters.
Earthquake Map - 30 day interactive earthquake map along the PCT.

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.

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

Re: Newbie Seeking Advice On Thru-hike By Flip-Flop
lacrose - Sat, Sep 13, 2014
This is a little late but as we've seen the So-Cal mountains have been deluged with monsoon rains in Aug. Will this help the wa...

Re: Anyone For A Swim?!
postholer - Tue, Sep 9, 2014
Thank the fine folks at the ATC and Maine AT Club for contracting a ferry service, free for hikers. You can read more about the...

Anyone For A Swim?!
pfletch101 - Tue, Sep 9, 2014
The map of the trail shows it as crossing the Kennebec river at around 45.235876N, 70.001424W, in northern Maine. As far as I ca...

Re: CLASS OF "2015"
flip_flop - Sun, Aug 24, 2014
Hello! I am Flip/Flop, I am starting out from Harpers Ferry WV on April 06, 2015 to reduce the environmental impact on Springer ...

Re: Need Help Getting To Trail At Sisters, OR
glenn - Sat, Aug 23, 2014
It is probably less expensive to fly into Portland. CoBreeze is the private shuttle from Portland down to Redmond and Bend. From...

Any Way To Add Private Markers?
Trusty - Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Is there any way to make a marker "private" so that it's only visible to my login? It would be really handy to be ab...

Need Help Getting To Trail At Sisters, OR
Tamela Stafford - Sat, Aug 16, 2014
I'm planning to rejoin my uncle on trail around Sisters. I'm flying from NC and want ideas on best way. I was thinking of flyi...

Re: Cheers To The Mt. Hood Chapter
North 350 Blades - Thu, Aug 14, 2014
All I can say is WOW! The Mt. Hood Chapter cleared over 1,000 logs from the PCT and feeder trails this year - 826 by chainsaw, ...

Heart Of Trail Maintenance Season In The PNW
North 350 Blades - Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Here we are in mid August already. The class of 2014 is flying north, with lots of thru hikers here in central / northern Washi...

Need Advice On Mudslide/landslide
naturesmitten - Mon, Aug 11, 2014
Early this summer, I hiked a waterfall trail in the OR gorge and came upon a difficult slide to cross. It was very slanted and h...

Recent Journal Entrys

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PCT - vagrans - Today
Hokay friends! I made it to canada! Two summers, 2668 miles and lots and lots of other things besides. Lessee, in my last post I...
Gear Review-2
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PCT - SlowBro - Yesterday
COOKING: JetBoil Sol Ti- Awesome piece of gear. Worked everyday- day in day out. Compact, self contained, fast, efficient. The h...
Gear List Added
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PCT - Kevin Taylor - Yesterday
I added a Gear List to this journal (link is at the top of the page), listing the equipment that I actually used on my thru-hike...
In Salida
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CDT - James M - Sun, Sep 14, 2014
Aww, Colorado in the fall... The aspens are turning gold, the high peaks have a dusting of snow, and that brilliant sun seems to...
A Day On The Colorado Trail--a Woman And Her Dog
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CT - Jo - Sun, Sep 14, 2014
The light leaks in through tent walls and darkness turns to grey; another morning is coming and I stir, anticipating shedding th...
Last 50 Miles
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PCT - Big Jerr - Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Down to the last 40 miles from where we are camped, WOW hard to believe. But still no signal period. The last two days out of St...
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AT - grimtongue - Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Holey crap it cold! Actually it has been cold for the last few days but today is definitely the coldest so far! This morning on ...
Food Drop
AT - DblR - Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Day 186 - Met up with Dave Perkins and Robby Durant at Jo-Mary Road for a food drop and had a nice little party. I got to the ro...
September 11 - 2609 To Hart's Pass
PCT - Silkies - Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Wowowo, cold, cold night. Didn't really sleep that well. Ended up wrapping my tarp around my quilt for extra warmth. It worked o...
Mile High
CDT - Hamburger - Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Now I have spent several days in Denver, sleeping in a real bed again and not being awaked by the first daylight, having town fo...
PCT Prep Trip
PCT - africaman - Thu, Sep 11, 2014
The next phase of getting ready for Spring 2015's PCT hike is nearly here. After having to come off the trail in May due to IT b...
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OTHER - Miner - Thu, Sep 11, 2014
I called and got my TYT hiking permit emailed to me yesterday. Today I mailed my bear can off to Kennedy Meadows (North) Resort ...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Postholer - PCT - Aug 6, 2013 - Coming Around The Mountain
Today was tough.

I woke this morning with Mt Jefferson in front of me and I'll go to sleep with it behind me. The trail today was fairly well graded but much of it was very rocky making for a difficult foot day.

Most of the day was spent in the trees so the views were somewhat obscured, except this morning where all of the hiking was in the burn area.

Water is plentiful except for a few creeks that have silt, which is the nature of runoff from volcanos. That silt will clog your water filter in a heartbeat, so it's best not to use it. You can let the water stand for a minute before you filter but it's a hassle.

Large sections of the trail were overgrown and thank goodness the plants were dry otherwise a proper soaking would be in order.

Intent on getting over Park Ridge today I made it over at 7:50pm just to find significant amounts of snow. Thus I pushed on till about 8:20 until I found a camp site next to a pond. Beads beat me there. We have been leap frogging all day.

As I crossed Park Ridge Mt Hood stood silently waiting. I'll be there in a couple days.

Astonishingly there were no mosquitoes to be found anywhere today. It amazes me how much more beautiful these lakes and ponds are when mosquitoes aren't around. You can actually enjoy sitting next to them.

Nite. - in motion

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