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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

Late Season In The PNW
North 350 Blades - Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Here it is mid September already. Since the last post on Aug 12, the North 350 Blades have been at it pretty hard. At that tim...

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

Thru-Hiker Tips
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PCT - SlowBro - Today
Here are a few tips that I learned on my thru-hike. There is nothing revolutionary here, but I thought it might be useful so her...
All Journal Photos Updated
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PCT - Kevin Taylor - Yesterday
All of the photos on each of the journal pages since Kennedy Meadows have been updated with additional photos, up to 10 in some ...
Leaving White Pass
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PCT - vickiclift - Yesterday
Wow. Washington state. I met a guy on trail who summed it up perfectly. "Washington is not Oregon". No kidding. Oregon was, in h...
On The Way Home
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PCT - Big Jerr - Yesterday
As we travel home on train , can't help but think of ALL the wonderful hikers we just spent a month in the wilderness with , nam...
Our Final Cache
HT - pinky - Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Two states and six caches and we could finally head to Moab to start the hiking part of the adventure. Full journal entry here.....
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PCT - vagrans - Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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...
Finishing The 100 Mile Wilderness
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AT - mattlessner - Tue, Sep 16, 2014
We cranked out the last 23 miles or so to finish the 100 Mile Wilderness section of the trail today. The conditions were wet and...
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AT - grimtongue - Mon, Sep 15, 2014
Bemis Mountain lean to/Rangely ME Not much to write home about today. We managed another pretty big day at almost 18 miles. We w...
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...
9/13/2014 Camped At Fireweed Camp, PCT Mile 2594
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PCT - Trevor McKee - Sat, Sep 13, 2014
This morning I woke up at 6am, packed my pack, and shuttled and ferried back to Stehekin. My mom, Dad, and I decided to shift pl...
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...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Old Ridgerunner - PCT - Jul 1, 2009 - 1000 Miles
More mosquitoes today than yesterday, but better weather and the trail was a little easier. I finally got out of Yosemite (no Sam) and went past the 1000 mile mark. Still some snow patches on the trail and a lot in Dorothy Pass and it was less than 10,000 feet. I hurt my right foot today, but still did over 20 miles. Hope the foot feels better in the morning.

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