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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.

Maps
PCT Pocket Maps - the most current PCT maps available!
Pacific Crest Trail Google Map - trail trace, mileages, elevations, resupply, etc.
JMT Map & Data Book - Free online map set and data book (available in PDF).
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

Re: FYI - Hiker Heaven Closing
Gary Schenk - Mon, Jan 26, 2015
The closing of HH is indeed a sad, sad day. I am in the 2015 group and feel like something has been taken away from the experien...

Re: FYI - Hiker Heaven Closing
enyapjr - Mon, Jan 26, 2015
Yes, something/someplace very special will not be available for 2015 & future hikers - but you will still find many special ...

Re: FYI - Hiker Heaven Closing
derail - Sun, Jan 25, 2015
The closing of HH is indeed a sad, sad day. I am in the 2015 group and feel like something has been taken away from the experien...

FYI - Hiker Heaven Closing
enyapjr - Sun, Jan 25, 2015
FYI - Hiker Heaven is closing... see <>... For those w/o Facebook, the following was posted on the "Pacific Crest T...

Re: Class Of 2015
bob39 - Sat, Jan 24, 2015
Going solo sobo starting at Cascade Locks starting May 23. You'll pass me, an old man walking. I'll save a Snickers for ya....

Re: Filmmaker Seeks Military Veterans Hiking In 2015
shakenbake - Sat, Jan 24, 2015
Thanks for contacting me Bob! I replied via email. Regards,Shake'nbake!...

Re: Filmmaker Seeks Military Veterans Hiking In 2015
bobncasey - Fri, Jan 23, 2015
Shakenbake. I am Vet and I plan to hike the CDT this year. I'll send you an email....

Re: VVR Near PCT Resupply At East Side Of Lake Ediso
Miner - Wed, Jan 21, 2015
At least this way you spare yourself an expensive bill when you leave VVR. In 2009, I resupplied over Kearsarge Pass and had en...

Re: Route Planning Advice?
Miner - Wed, Jan 21, 2015
Oregon will likely be burried in snow at that time. In high snow years, the trail was still buried in early July in Oregon. W...

Re: Route Planning Advice?
enyapjr - Tue, Jan 20, 2015
No reason to waste time & money skipping around - start at Campo and go as far as your time allows. The majority of thrus s...

Route Planning Advice?
buffalobass - Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Hey y'all, First time posting, hope it's in the right place. So, I'm able to be hiking from early May-early/mid Sept. I was th...

Re: VVR Near PCT Resupply At East Side Of Lake Ediso
ryandax - Fri, Jan 16, 2015
Or just walk the 120 from kearsarge to mammoth and have yourself a, "proper," town stop. Just my 2 cents...

Recent Journal Entrys

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AT - Gorp-Gobbler - Yesterday
To help pacify my longing for hiking, I've been doing some Winter Hikes. The first was on January 17th down in Hocking Hills...
Amazing Day
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PCT - qsquest 15 - Yesterday
Yesterday was one of those January days that remind me spring isn't far away, sunny and 61 degrees. I didnt want to waste it so ...
Gear
AT - chaseat99 - Yesterday
A couple of people have asked for a gear list. Here is a summary. I am using a well worn ULA Catalyst back pack, when I no longe...
Road Walk In To St. Marks 24 Miles Start
FT - brianle - Sun, Jan 25, 2015
As planned, we did a road walk around the flooded Aucilla Sinks area. It really wasn't bad; good quality dirt road with esse...
FLipFlop/Head Start Kick Off
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AT - jimmyjam - Fri, Jan 23, 2015
I've tweaked my starting day so I can be in Harper's Ferry for the first FlipFlop Start Kick Off. Time seems to be crawling by n...
My Master Plan.......
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AT - StarMan - Wed, Jan 21, 2015
So This year's plan is to hit the trail on or about May 1, 2015Leg one: Marion/Atkins, VA to Harpers Ferry, VATake some comb...
How To Talk Like A PCT Hiker
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PCT - home2020 - Wed, Jan 21, 2015
Like any subculture, hiking has developed its own lingo. For friends and family unfamiliar with this language, here are some of ...
Moonshine And 2nd Rounds
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AT - BigBro+LilSis - Tue, Jan 20, 2015
Entry one of many more to come. It's still oober hard to believe this is real, Appalachia 2015. Pinch me, snap, crackle, and pop...
Pre Hike 4 Trail Names
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PCT - MonarchandWow - Tue, Jan 20, 2015
How, you may well ask, did we get our trail names? It started back at the beginning of this century when Monarch and I started &...
The Why
PCT - DJoseph2015 - Tue, Jan 20, 2015
The Pacific Crest Trail is something that I have always wanted to do but never thought I would actually do it. I grew up in Wash...
Mad Cows
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PCT - Calikota22 - Sun, Jan 18, 2015
Having gone to bed the night before by 7:00pm, I was awake and ready to go early at 4:30am. I got up, made some coffee, ate some...
The Trail
PCT - somendn - Fri, Jan 16, 2015
Osiyo The PCT is approx 2660 miles long starting in Campo Ca right on the border of Mexico. It follows the crest of the mountain...

Journal Entrys Past & Present

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Post Office at kick-off

Luckyman - PCT - Apr 28, 2012 - ADZPCTKO
Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off.
This party for the current year thru hikers is hosted at Lake Morena, 20 miles from the Mexican Border. It is two days of comaraderie, water report talks, vender booths, film festival, and food. This is a big year with 2012 hikers numbering upwards of 500. It was two days of rest (body fine, one blister healing) and reconnecting to people I have met.
My ride (sister) will return tomorrow morning to return me to Warner Springs and my hike north.
Good night.
Luckyman

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