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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.
Gear Lists - See sample gear lists of those that walked the walk.
Plans - Itineraries, resupply locations as used by hikers.
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Stockmen - For those who hike the trail with their 4 hooved friends
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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

Data Book - Old onLine version
Elevation Profiles - Elevation profiles
Photo Atlas - 7,000+ flora and landscape photos geo-referenced.

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

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 ...

Re: Latest 30- And 90-day Forecast Outlooks
postholer - Thu, Mar 19, 2015
The very first post in the 'Announcements' section of this forum automagically updates the 90 day temp/precip charts as it becom...

Latest 30- And 90-day Forecast Outlooks
enyapjr - Thu, Mar 19, 2015
FYI & FWIW21otj5qo. Looks like a very good chance for a warm Spring on the PCT! Happy trails!!!...

Recent Journal Entrys

Traveler Not Tourist
PCT - Lazy_K - Today
I promise not to be a tourist of the pct. I promise to be a traveler. Keeping expectations low and flexible. Attitude is everyth...
Into Franklin
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AT - fireweed - Yesterday
The trail was a real cruise after the rocky, steep climb up to the fire lookout. I was passed by Harry from Florida several time...
Day Three
PCT - Eldon - Yesterday
Had a very good nights sleep. Hiking in strong Santa Ana winds , but since I,m at the 5,000 to 6,000 ft. elevation it's quite co...
Departure Dates Aligned
PCT - Forrest - Yesterday
After a shifting of our departure dates and some phone tagging with the PCTA, we were able to align our dates so we can depart t...
Knocking On Heavens Door
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PCT - Flatlatch - Yesterday
Left Lost Valley Spring about 7am with the plan of making it to trail angel Mikes place (127.3) to resupply with water, rest and...
Starting The Arizona Trail
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AZT - Livetough - Yesterday
Here I am sitting at the library contemplating the last two amazing winters here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is the moment of...
Trail Mix
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PCT - Red-feather - Yesterday
Hello! I hope you're having a great day! This week I made some pretty awesome trail mix! Or at least I think so... I got loads o...
Hottest Day So Far
AT - chaseat99 - Yesterday
We got a good early start from the resort. Had a pretty good stay and cowed down on Subway and pizza. All the notes reminded me ...
PCT - surforcycle - Tue, Mar 24, 2015
Putting in the mileage to be sure my feet are happy. Last season until the Sierras was a test. Lots of blister care & rehab. I'm...
Ka Lee Ka Lou Ka Ley
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AT - BigBro+LilSis - Tue, Mar 24, 2015
Holy crow!!! Sorry for the most incredible delay ever in getting this new thing up. Turns out wilderness really exists like craz...
Kincora Hostel
AT - thodge - Mon, Mar 23, 2015
Hello all! It's been awhile since our last post, but rest assured all is well. After our night in Erwin, TN we did some big days...
Welcome To The Desert
GET - Wait Up - Sun, Mar 22, 2015
Backpacking Info Great start at this time of year. Numerous flowers, spectacular scenery and easy trail. Once you hit La Barge C...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Conductor - PCT - Jul 26, 2010 - Wierd Day
I left Mazama Village around 7:00 and climbed upto Rim Village. The mosquitoes were horrible! I couldn't stop or they would catch me, and I really had to push on the steeper hills or they would catch me. Ultralight-Schmultralight, when I got up to the village I bought an aerosol can of Cutter's Deepwoods Carcinogen. My little dropper bottle of Deet that is carefully rationed to last 300 miles between bounce box visits just isn't cutting it. I thought the mosquitoes in the Sierra last July were bad! These are the worst mosquitoes I've ever experienced! I had breakfast at the lodge. They were careful to seat me in a corner away from the beautiful people. I had to ask for clean cup. When I got back to the trail it was lightly raining and that turned to hail. At the foot of Watchman, my cell phone connected and I picked up my messages, but I couldn't call out. I thought that if I got higher, I might get a signal. I got to the Wizard Island Overlook, but I was still not able to call out. One of my messages was rather important! I tried to ask for a ride back to Rim Village to use the pay phone at the overlook because Crater Lake is one of the few places where the no hitching rule is actually enforced. Most people had full cars. I can understand that, with all of the families on vacation. Some people were going the other direction. Not everyone can accomidate me. Some people would flat-out say "no." Finally, a family from the Netherlands pulled up and told me that they would take me now. They had rearranged the car to give me a place to sit. This proved for me something that I had heard earlier on the trail. "When you need help, listen for European accents." I hope that Americans who have helped out hikers don't take offence to this statement. You are blessed exceptions to the frightened, callous others. When I got to Rim Village, I actually saw some of the people who were "going the other way, sorry, I'd help if I could."
I made my phone calls and it was lunch time. I bought a couple of sandwiches and a drink and then the hail really started comming down. I didn't want to repeat my experience of trying to get a ride back up to the overlook, so I just road-walked the distance. I actually held-up traffic on a couple of curves. Back up at the overlook, I picked up the trail and pushed to Hwy 138 by 9:15. During one of my phone calls, a friend told me that she had left me a note at Hwy 138. By the time I got there, I was second guessing where she said she left it, so I thought I would sleep at the trailhead and look for it in the morning.

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