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Resources for the Pacific Crest Trail

Planning
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.

Maps
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.

Reference
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.

Miscellaneous
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

PCT 2015 During Summer Break.
mhfleming92 - Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Hey all! I'm thinking of hiking the PCT in-between semesters of college next season. I was just curious if there was anyone el...

Re: AT Factoids
Gorp-Gobbler - Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Hey, pretty neat info. Sure could impress some so called AT "Know it Alls" with this, of course they would probably sa...

NOBO From Tehachapi In Mid-July?
bradmarston - Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Hello -- I'm considering section hiking the PCT NOBO from Tehachapi pass to Onion Valley, starting in mid-July or so. I've hike...

Are Public Lands Important To The PCT?
postholer - Thu, Oct 2, 2014
In a word, YES. With 2,307 miles of trail on public lands the importance is HUGE. Here are the details of where the PCT traver...

Appalachian Trail Pocket Maps 2nd Edition
postholer - Wed, Oct 1, 2014
We are very pleased to bring you the 2nd edition AT Pocket Maps! The last couple months we've made some fundemental and excitin...

PCT Annual Fires 2000-2014
postholer - Mon, Sep 29, 2014
In 15 years, 431 trail miles and 2,153,764 acres have burned. The following is a break down by year. The order is affected trai...

PCT Factoids...
postholer - Fri, Sep 26, 2014
...and here of course are your PCT factoids: the PCT crosses 2671 unique drainages, 3137 different crossings, of which 389 are ...

AT Factoids
postholer - Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Here are some interesting AT factoids I've gathered recently... the AT crosses 893 unique drainages, 1764 different crossings, ...

Re: Anyone For A Swim?!
pfletch101 - Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Thanks! I am coming to the end of a 3 year project to walk a virtual reality map of the northbound Trail in daily stages on my t...

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...

Recent Journal Entrys

Tahoe Yosemite Trail Information
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OTHER - Miner - Yesterday
I spent some time typing up some information for anyone considering hiking the Tahoe Yosemite Trail including some of the logist...
Why I Continue To Hike
HT - pinky - Sat, Oct 18, 2014
The terrain is tougher and more remote but the rewards are worth the efforts. Full journal entry here...http://www.adventuringal...
Now That I Am Home
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PCT - vickiclift - Fri, Oct 17, 2014
It has been pointed out by a few folks that I haven't really wrapped this up. Yep. I am home. I guess. I still feel like a visit...
Day 175
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PCT - tab - Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Taking a well deserved Zero, but it's amazing how quickly it disappears. It's hot down here away from the mountains. Met...
Journal Entry
AT - dgoettlicher - Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Lessons learned (Appalachian Trail)~~I am tougher in the woods than I am in the suburbs.~~The simpler life of the trail is hard ...
Planning, Training
PCT - Lazy_K - Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Testing the journal entry to see what it looks like. My gearlist is complete. I just need a few small things. Im going to lock d...
Last Night
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LT - Hungus - Mon, Oct 13, 2014
I slept pretty well last night. When I go from hammock back to shelter it is always a little rough. When I have a few nights of ...
Victory!
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PCT - fredrikr - Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Today is the day I have been anticipating since passing the midpoint of the PCT two and a half months ago. It will be the last d...
Pillow Talk
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AT - jimmyjam - Sun, Oct 12, 2014
So after looking at all of the pillow options and reading all of the reviews I could find I have landed on the Sea to Summit Aer...
The
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AT - Gorp-Gobbler - Sun, Oct 12, 2014
On August 20, 2014, I set out for a 30 Day Backpacking Trip on Ohio's long trail, "The Buckeye Trail". I was wanti...
Some Thoughts And Advice On The PCT
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PCT - Kevin Taylor - Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Well, it is one month already since I finished the PCT at the Canadian border! It was an amazing experience and I'm so glad ...
Vwhat?! It's Over? Summing Up....
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PCT - BigBro+LilSis - Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Ive been putting this off for a while The final PCT entry. In defense, today will literally be the first day that theres no more...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

PCT photo

Sea Hag & Robo Knee - PCT - Jul 25, 2012 - Day 89
Up at 5:05 am; on the trail at 6:15 am. Today was supposed to be an "easy" trail day with mostly downhill. However, Eric the Black's maps were misleading again. The maps showed "downhill", when we definitely went uphill.We started at the popular forest road at 7550 feet, and we knew we had to climb right away to "High Point" on windy ridge (with views) at 8000 feet. However, after this high point we continued to climb some more ... according to the GPS to over 8100 feet ... before dropping back into the forest to a logging road at 7650 feet. But from there we were supposed to continue to drop ... not! We climbed up onto and followed a second ridge before dropping to Mule Ears Creek at 7350 feet where we got some water. We then continued to drop crossing several gravel roads while getting glimpses of the huge Jackson Meadows Reservoir through the trees. We dropped gradually to the Tahoe National Forest Road 07 (more like a recreational paved highway) at 6200 feet.From the forest road we climbed to 6500 feet, then dropped to Bear Valley at 6200 feet; climbing again to 6600 feet, then dropping 1200 feet via some ugly, rocky, steep switchbacks to a bridge over Milton Creek. We continued to follow the narrow Milton Creek Canyon across a second bridge at 5000 feet, crossing a closed road at 4800 feet, and then camping near Haypress Creek at 4700 feet, arriving about 6:00 pm.Total Miles: 20.2; Elevation: 4700 feet; PCT Mile 1198.6

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