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Planning Synopsis - A short and simple hike planning guide.
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Gear Lists - See sample gear lists of those that walked the walk.
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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

Help Returning To Snoq Pass Upon Reaching Stevens
TheProfessor - Thu, Jul 30, 2015
Would any kind soul agree to help transit me from Stevens back to my vehicle at Snoq near the end of Aug? Donations for gas and ...

Re: Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
jfulgham - Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Thank you for the information. I'm currently working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. It doesn't leave a lot of time for researc...

Re: Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
postholer - Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Ok, I'll do your homework for you. In January, in SoCal, during a normal winter, you will have a tough time finding a long exte...

Re: Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
jfulgham - Tue, Jul 28, 2015
If I wanted to do a southbound winter hike on the PCT to Campo, what is a safe point to start from in January? I am into advent...

Re: Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
postholer - Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Is it doable? Yes. KM to Campo is 700 miles. Hundreds of miles would be in winter time snow conditions. KM is closed during win...

Kennedy Meadows To Campo In Winter?
jfulgham - Mon, Jul 27, 2015
Hello. I am interested in making a southbound hike in January and February. I am not familiar with weather and elevation yet on...

Re: Water Availability - North Cascades
LaGrangePoints5 - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
I was on a brief hike north from Harts Pass last week, and the first water north was pretty good at Tamarack Peak. I ran into a...

Start Date - Kennedy Meadows
Button - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Hello - just after some advice from hikers of the PCT... If I was interested in doing a partial PCT hike from Kennedy Meadows t...

Water Availability - North Cascades
57over170 - Wed, Jul 22, 2015
We've been tracking the snow melt in the North Cascades and see that snow pack is way down from 30yr average. There's an alert f...

Re: Lift To Harts Pass ?
LaGrangePoints5 - Fri, Jul 17, 2015
Yes, that is reasonable. From the Mt. Vernon bus station, you can easily get a Skagit transit bus to Concrete. There are stores...

Lift To Harts Pass ?
golightly - Tue, Jul 14, 2015
Hi I am finally arriving in Vancouver 21st July 22nd I will get Amtrak to Mt Vernon and bus to concrete (?) and then start hitch...

Re: Moderate/Strong El Nino Occurring
postholer - Sun, Jul 12, 2015
"There is a greater than 90% chance that El Nio will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16, and around an 80%...

Recent Journal Entrys

Transit To Weaverville
BFT - fireweed - Today
The Trinity County Transit has a great little bus that runs between Hayfork and Willow Creek and Redding ( I am in Weaverville (escaped the smoke and fires in Hayfork) ...
Mt Hood
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PCT - bobk - Yesterday
All I could think about today was getting to Timberline Lodge, taking a shower and getting some real food. As I packed up my camp at 5 in the morning, the coyotes let out another round of yip...
Day 29
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AT - Jrichards - Yesterday
Slower start out of Chett's. Had to walk 1.5 miles to North Woodstock to a spot I could hitch a ride. Got a ride with a Massachusetts day hiker who had come up to hike up the same trail I was ...
More Beautiful Oregon
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PCT - maxmontano - Yesterday
Aug 1st Well, I begin another month on the trail. If all goes well, this will be the last full one I spend on it. We decided to skip breakfast at the lodge today. There was still tons of pie a...
Journal Entry
PCT - batesvillebreeze - Yesterday
It was two weeks ago today that I got off trail. I'd been having a toothache off and on since Crabtree Meadows. I could handle off and on but it became persistent my last three days on trail a...
Vista Creek
PCT - bafrazier - Sat, Aug 1, 2015
Last night the moon was so bright it was tough to sleep. We could see the fire burning as it lit up the horizon. We found out later that the huge plume of smoke is not from the Blankenship fir...
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AT - Tjb02141993 - Sat, Aug 1, 2015
Crossed the Kennebec river today which is the longest river crossing on the AT without a bridge. There are upstream dams so you actually have to wait for a ferry to pick you up. The ATC employ...
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AT - chaseat99 - Sat, Aug 1, 2015
64* in my tent this morning was great. Feels so much better than 70* in the morning. Surprisingly it only hit a high of 75* briefly today. A morning rain that started after 7:00 and a good rai...
Waterfalls Everywhere...
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CT - rlhdancer - Sat, Aug 1, 2015
Waterfalls Everywhere... We sat in our tent in a steady downpour throughout the afternoon, and Two Step finally set the Jetboil stove in the rain just outside the tent and boiled water for di...
JMT - yucaipatim - Fri, Jul 31, 2015
The vast majority of JMT hikers start at or near Yosemite and end down by Mt. Whitney. There are a variety of reasons for this, but I chose to hike south to north. Here are my TOP 5 reasons wh...
Day 81
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PCT - stewart50 - Fri, Jul 31, 2015
Last night was not nearly as cold as we expected even though we camped at over 10000ft. Pleasant walk up and over Donahue pass in the early morning cool with huge peaks looming over us and of ...
Ashland To Diamond Lske
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PCT - Darthkev - Fri, Jul 31, 2015
Having to complete some business for work in Ashland and arriving ahead of schedule, Blues and I took a zero in that little town. We resupplied, treated ourselves to a fancy dinner, and got a ...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Breezy - PCT - Apr 26, 2010 - Final Gear
Night before I fly out, and I�m putting the finishing touches on my
gear decisions� Pretty happy with it, time to take it to the trail!

A few of the choices:

Bag � Montbell UL Spiral 30 degree down
Pad � Ridgerest/Zlite combo
Shelter � Oware Cattarp
Pack � ULA Circuit
Poles � BD Alpine Cork

Camera Gear -
Panasonic GF1 w/ 7-14 lens
Zipshot Tripod

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