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PCT Hike

US/Mexico Border to Manning Park
22-4-21 to 11-9-21
2,663.5 mi   18.9 mi/day
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Start Point: US/Mexico Border
Trail access desc: on trail
Guidebook start location: US/Mexico Border
Depart: 22-4-21 (Thu)

Plan Overview Notes:
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1. US/Mexico Border to Lake Morena Campground  (1.3 days)
22-4-21 to 23-4-21
[-]

20.6 mi
2,310 ft EG
15.4 mi/day
1,728 ft/day


CA guidebook:A

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
6 hours/day
30 minutes added per eg comp


Lake Morena Campground exit    
Exit pt:  Lake Morena Campground

Arrive:  23-4-21 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  23-4-21 (Fri)




Cumulative distance: 20.6 mi


Notes: 
Light resupply

Recommandations Brian Johnson
First night : Hauser creek (before lake Morena)
Second night : cotton wood creek (after lake Morena))



2. Lake Morena Campground to Mt. Laguna  (1.4 days)
23-4-21 to 24-4-21
[-]

21.7 mi
3,260 ft EG
15.7 mi/day
2,358 ft/day


CA guidebook:A

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
7 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Mt. Laguna resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Desert View Picnic Area
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  24-4-21 (Sat)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  24-4-21 (Sat)




Cumulative distance: 42.3 mi


Notes: 
resupply box

scout & frodo : At Mt. Laguna (mile 43) there are both a good convenience store that has plenty of hiker-type food and a post office to which you can ship a resupply box

Brian : well stocked store
3rd night : lower Morris meadow (3miles before lake Morena)



3. Mt. Laguna to Warner Springs  (3.1 days)
24-4-21 to 28-4-21
[-]

67.3 mi
3,567 ft EG
21.4 mi/day
1,137 ft/day


CA guidebook:A

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
8 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Warner Springs resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 79 (south crossing)
Detour:  1.2mi road

Arrive:  27-4-21 (Tue)
Layover:     0.1 days     
Depart:  28-4-21 (Wed)




Cumulative distance: 109.6 mi


Notes: 
Night 4 : pioneer mail trailhead picnic area (10 miles after mount Laguna)
Night 5 : Rodriguez spur truck trail
Night 6 : barrel spring (in the shade of oak tress) last night 10 miles before Warner Springs

resupply box

Halfway : great resupply at the community center
Kat : recommande d'acheter (petit magasin, mais tou ce qu'il faut si on n'est pas trop difficile)
cartouches gaz



4. Warner Springs to Idyllwild  (3.8 days)
28-4-21 to 2-5-21
[-]

69.0 mi
10,211 ft EG
18.0 mi/day
2,665 ft/day


CA guidebook:B

Adjustments: none
Idyllwild resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Saddle Junction, Devil's Slide trail
Detour:  2.6mi trail + 2.6mi road

Arrive:  1-5-21 (Sat)
Layover:     0.2 days     
Depart:  2-5-21 (Sun)




Cumulative distance: 178.6 mi


Notes: 
Night 7 : good campsite beside the reliable caliente creek (after Warner springs)

resupply or ship box to big bear hostel ?

Brian : mountain resort with good facilities for hikers



5. Idyllwild to Big Bear City  (5.1 days)
2-5-21 to 8-5-21
[-]

95.5 mi
12,307 ft EG
18.6 mi/day
2,398 ft/day


CA guidebook:B C

Adjustments: none
Big Bear City resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 18 crossing
Detour:  5.4mi road

Arrive:  7-5-21 (Fri)
Layover:     0.9 days     
Depart:  8-5-21 (Sat)




Cumulative distance: 274.1 mi


Notes: 
resupply (or box shipped from Idylwidd if booking in big bear hostel)

full town facilities

big bear hostel is in big bear lake further from pct than big bear city



6. Big Bear City to Wrightwood  (4.5 days)
8-5-21 to 13-5-21
[-]

89.5 mi
8,090 ft EG
19.9 mi/day
1,803 ft/day


CA guidebook:C D

Adjustments: none
Wrightwood resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Acorn Trail Junction
Detour:  3.6mi trail

Arrive:  12-5-21 (Wed)
Layover:     0.5 days     
Depart:  13-5-21 (Thu)




Cumulative distance: 363.6 mi


Notes: 
resupply

Brian : mountain resort with good facilities for hikers

hiker box at mountain hiker store

Kat : recommends box as she didn't find what she wanted in the supermarket



7. Wrightwood to Agua Dulce  (4.8 days)
13-5-21 to 18-5-21
[-]

90.8 mi
10,615 ft EG
19.0 mi/day
2,221 ft/day


CA guidebook:D

Adjustments: none
Agua Dulce resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  17-5-21 (Mon)
Layover:     0.2 days     
Depart:  18-5-21 (Tue)




Cumulative distance: 454.4 mi


Notes: 
supply box @ hiker heaven (plats cuisinés + céréales) si encore ouvert

Brian : good store & 3 restaurants

nuit à hikers heaven

gas canister : REI side trip or at Hikerheaven



8. Agua Dulce to Highway 58 (California)  (5.8 days)
18-5-21 to 23-5-21
[-]

112.2 mi
12,128 ft EG
19.3 mi/day
2,087 ft/day


CA guidebook:E

Adjustments: none
Highway 58 (California) exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 58 crossing

Arrive:  23-5-21 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  23-5-21 (Sun)




Cumulative distance: 566.6 mi


Notes: 
resupply in Tehachapi

Brian : full town facilities



9. Highway 58 (California) to Kennedy Meadows Store  (7.1 days)
23-5-21 to 30-5-21
[-]

136.2 mi
15,310 ft EG
19.2 mi/day
2,153 ft/day


CA guidebook:F G

Adjustments: none
Kennedy Meadows Store resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Sherman Pass Road crossing
Detour:  .5mi road

Arrive:  30-5-21 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  30-5-21 (Sun)




Cumulative distance: 702.8 mi


Notes: 
supply box at kennedy meadows store

magasin petit

(resupply = Mojave en stop)

bear box : location @ grumpy bear retreat, achat sur place, expédition ?

achats chaussures @ triple crown outfitters



10. Kennedy Meadows Store to Independence  (5.0 days)
30-5-21 to 4-6-21
[-]

87.4 mi
14,287 ft EG
17.5 mi/day
2,868 ft/day


CA guidebook:G H

Adjustments: none
Independence resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Kearsarge Pass Trail Junction
Detour:  7.3mi trail + 13.0mi road

Arrive:  4-6-21 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  4-6-21 (Fri)




Cumulative distance: 790.2 mi


Notes: 
resupply : small town facilities

ou re-supply à bishop depuis independance



11. Independence to Vermillion Valley Resort  (5.0 days)
4-6-21 to 9-6-21
[-]

87.0 mi
14,891 ft EG
17.3 mi/day
2,966 ft/day


CA guidebook:H

Adjustments: none
Vermillion Valley Resort resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Ferry Trail
Detour:  1.5mi trail + 4mi ferry ride

Arrive:  9-6-21 (Wed)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  9-6-21 (Wed)




Cumulative distance: 877.2 mi


Notes: 
-none-



12. Vermillion Valley Resort to Mammoth Lakes  (1.6 days)
9-6-21 to 11-6-21
[-]

29.4 mi
4,484 ft EG
17.9 mi/day
2,725 ft/day


CA guidebook:H

Adjustments: none
Mammoth Lakes resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Reds Meadow Trail
Detour:  .3mi trail + 16mi road (bus available)

Arrive:  11-6-21 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  11-6-21 (Fri)




Cumulative distance: 906.6 mi


Notes: 
-none-



13. Mammoth Lakes to Tuolumne Meadows  (1.9 days)
11-6-21 to 13-6-21
[-]

36.1 mi
4,626 ft EG
18.6 mi/day
2,387 ft/day


CA guidebook:H

Adjustments: none
Tuolumne Meadows resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 120 crossing
Detour:  .3mi trail

Arrive:  13-6-21 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  13-6-21 (Sun)




Cumulative distance: 942.7 mi


Notes: 
resupply box



14. Tuolumne Meadows to Highway 108 (Sonora Pass)  (4.3 days)
13-6-21 to 17-6-21
[-]

75.6 mi
12,250 ft EG
17.6 mi/day
2,850 ft/day


CA guidebook:I

Adjustments: none
Highway 108 (Sonora Pass) exit    
Exit pt:  via Highway 108 crossing (Sonora Pass)

Arrive:  17-6-21 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  17-6-21 (Thu)




Cumulative distance: 1,018.3 mi


Notes: 
resupply from sonorapassresupply.com



15. Highway 108 (Sonora Pass) to South Lake Tahoe  (3.8 days)
17-6-21 to 21-6-21
[-]

74.7 mi
7,350 ft EG
19.6 mi/day
1,933 ft/day


CA guidebook:J

Adjustments: none
South Lake Tahoe resupply exit    
Exit pt:  via Highway 50 crossing
Detour:  12.0mi road

Arrive:  21-6-21 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  21-6-21 (Mon)




Cumulative distance: 1,093.0 mi


Notes: 
-none-



16. South Lake Tahoe to Truckee  (3.4 days)
21-6-21 to 24-6-21
[-]

62.8 mi
8,051 ft EG
18.6 mi/day
2,388 ft/day


CA guidebook:J K

Adjustments: none
Truckee resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 40 crossing
Detour:  12.0mi road

Arrive:  24-6-21 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  24-6-21 (Thu)




Cumulative distance: 1,155.8 mi


Notes: 
-none-



17. Truckee to Sierra City  (2.0 days)
24-6-21 to 27-6-21
[-]

41.8 mi
3,160 ft EG
20.5 mi/day
1,551 ft/day


CA guidebook:K L

Adjustments: none
Sierra City resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 49 crossing
Detour:  1.4mi road

Arrive:  27-6-21 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  27-6-21 (Sun)




Cumulative distance: 1,197.6 mi


Notes: 
-none-



18. Sierra City to Belden  (4.8 days)
27-6-21 to 1-7-21
[-]

91.6 mi
10,876 ft EG
18.9 mi/day
2,249 ft/day


CA guidebook:M

Adjustments: none
Belden resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  1-7-21 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  1-7-21 (Thu)




Cumulative distance: 1,289.2 mi


Notes: 
-none-



19. Belden to Old Station  (4.7 days)
1-7-21 to 6-7-21
[-]

88.5 mi
10,330 ft EG
19.0 mi/day
2,219 ft/day


CA guidebook:M N

Adjustments: none
Old Station resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Old Station access trail
Detour:  .3mi trail

Arrive:  6-7-21 (Tue)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  6-7-21 (Tue)




Cumulative distance: 1,377.7 mi


Notes: 
-none-



20. Old Station to Burney Falls SP  (2.0 days)
6-7-21 to 8-7-21
[-]

45.9 mi
1,457 ft EG
22.4 mi/day
711 ft/day


CA guidebook:N

Adjustments: none
Burney Falls SP resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  8-7-21 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  8-7-21 (Thu)




Cumulative distance: 1,423.6 mi


Notes: 
-none-



21. Burney Falls SP to Castella  (4.2 days)
8-7-21 to 12-7-21
[-]

82.9 mi
8,000 ft EG
19.7 mi/day
1,903 ft/day


CA guidebook:O

Adjustments: none
Castella resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Interstate 5 crossing
Detour:  2.0mi road

Arrive:  12-7-21 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  12-7-21 (Mon)




Cumulative distance: 1,506.5 mi


Notes: 
-none-



22. Castella to Highway 3  (3.1 days)
12-7-21 to 15-7-21
[-]

59.7 mi
6,535 ft EG
19.3 mi/day
2,108 ft/day


CA guidebook:P

Adjustments: none
Highway 3 exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 3 crossing

Arrive:  15-7-21 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  15-7-21 (Thu)




Cumulative distance: 1,566.2 mi


Notes: 
resupply at Etna




23. Highway 3 to Seiad Valley  (4.8 days)
15-7-21 to 20-7-21
[-]

95.9 mi
8,774 ft EG
19.9 mi/day
1,821 ft/day


CA guidebook:P Q

Adjustments: none
Seiad Valley resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  20-7-21 (Tue)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  20-7-21 (Tue)




Cumulative distance: 1,662.1 mi


Notes: 
-none-



24. Seiad Valley to Ashland  (3.6 days)
20-7-21 to 24-7-21
[-]

64.5 mi
10,002 ft EG
17.8 mi/day
2,759 ft/day


CA guidebook:R

Adjustments: none
Ashland resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Interstate 5 crossing
Detour:  13.0mi road

Arrive:  24-7-21 (Sat)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  24-7-21 (Sat)




Cumulative distance: 1,726.6 mi


Notes: 
-none-



25. Ashland to Fish Lake Resort  (2.7 days)
24-7-21 to 27-7-21
[-]

53.8 mi
4,939 ft EG
19.9 mi/day
1,826 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:B

Adjustments: none
Fish Lake Resort resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Fish Lake Trail
Detour:  2.0mi trail

Arrive:  27-7-21 (Tue)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  27-7-21 (Tue)




Cumulative distance: 1,780.4 mi


Notes: 
-none-



26. Fish Lake Resort to Crater Lake (Mazama Village)  (2.5 days)
27-7-21 to 29-7-21
[-]

50.0 mi
4,475 ft EG
20.0 mi/day
1,788 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:B C

Adjustments: none
Crater Lake (Mazama Village) resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 62 crossing
Detour:  2.0mi road

Arrive:  29-7-21 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  29-7-21 (Thu)




Cumulative distance: 1,830.4 mi


Notes: 
-none-



27. Crater Lake (Mazama Village) to Shelter Cove Resort  (4.1 days)
29-7-21 to 2-8-21
[-]

81.8 mi
7,002 ft EG
20.1 mi/day
1,723 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:C D

Adjustments: none
Shelter Cove Resort resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Shelter Cove Trail
Detour:  2.2mi trail

Arrive:  2-8-21 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  2-8-21 (Mon)




Cumulative distance: 1,912.2 mi


Notes: 
-none-



28. Shelter Cove Resort to Elk Lake Resort  (2.2 days)
2-8-21 to 4-8-21
[-]

46.1 mi
3,501 ft EG
20.5 mi/day
1,557 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:D E

Adjustments: none
Elk Lake Resort resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Elk Lake Trail Junction
Detour:  1.0mi trail

Arrive:  4-8-21 (Wed)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  4-8-21 (Wed)




Cumulative distance: 1,958.3 mi


Notes: 
-none-



29. Elk Lake Resort to Big Lake Youth Camp  (2.1 days)
4-8-21 to 6-8-21
[-]

42.6 mi
3,660 ft EG
20.1 mi/day
1,728 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:E F

Adjustments: none
Big Lake Youth Camp resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Big Lake Youth Camp trail
Detour:  .8mi trail

Arrive:  6-8-21 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  6-8-21 (Fri)




Cumulative distance: 2,000.9 mi


Notes: 
-none-



30. Big Lake Youth Camp to Olallie Lake  (2.8 days)
6-8-21 to 9-8-21
[-]

52.2 mi
6,170 ft EG
19.0 mi/day
2,241 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:F

Adjustments: none
Olallie Lake exit    
Exit pt:  Olallie Lake

Arrive:  9-8-21 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  9-8-21 (Mon)




Cumulative distance: 2,053.1 mi


Notes: 
-none-



31. Olallie Lake to Timberline Lodge  (2.7 days)
9-8-21 to 12-8-21
[-]

54.2 mi
4,885 ft EG
20.0 mi/day
1,798 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:F G

Adjustments: none
Timberline Lodge resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Timberline Lodge Trail
Detour:  .2mi trail

Arrive:  12-8-21 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  12-8-21 (Thu)




Cumulative distance: 2,107.3 mi


Notes: 
-none-



32. Timberline Lodge to Cascade Locks  (2.4 days)
12-8-21 to 14-8-21
[-]

47.8 mi
4,140 ft EG
20.1 mi/day
1,740 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:G

Adjustments: none
Cascade Locks resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  14-8-21 (Sat)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  14-8-21 (Sat)




Cumulative distance: 2,155.1 mi


Notes: 
-none-



33. Cascade Locks to Trout Lake  (4.6 days)
14-8-21 to 19-8-21
[-]

82.8 mi
12,370 ft EG
18.0 mi/day
2,684 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:H

Adjustments: none
Trout Lake resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Road 23 crossing
Detour:  13.8mi road

Arrive:  19-8-21 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  19-8-21 (Thu)




Cumulative distance: 2,237.9 mi


Notes: 
-none-



34. Trout Lake to White Pass  (3.5 days)
19-8-21 to 22-8-21
[-]

64.9 mi
8,452 ft EG
18.6 mi/day
2,417 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:H

Adjustments: none
White Pass resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 12 crossing
Detour:  .5mi road

Arrive:  22-8-21 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  22-8-21 (Sun)




Cumulative distance: 2,302.8 mi


Notes: 
-none-



35. White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass  (5.0 days)
22-8-21 to 27-8-21
[-]

99.0 mi
9,185 ft EG
19.9 mi/day
1,842 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:I

Adjustments: none
Snoqualmie Pass resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Interstate 90 crossing
Detour:  .3mi road

Arrive:  27-8-21 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  27-8-21 (Fri)




Cumulative distance: 2,401.8 mi


Notes: 
-none-



36. Snoqualmie Pass to Skykomish  (4.4 days)
27-8-21 to 1-9-21
[-]

74.5 mi
13,450 ft EG
17.1 mi/day
3,081 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:J

Adjustments: none
Skykomish resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 2 crossing
Detour:  16.2mi road

Arrive:  1-9-21 (Wed)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  1-9-21 (Wed)




Cumulative distance: 2,476.3 mi


Notes: 
-none-



37. Skykomish to Stehekin  (5.7 days)
1-9-21 to 6-9-21
[-]

97.8 mi
16,860 ft EG
17.3 mi/day
2,981 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:K

Adjustments: none
Stehekin resupply exit    
Exit pt:  High Bridge Campground
Detour:  11.0 mile road (bus available)

Arrive:  6-9-21 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  6-9-21 (Mon)




Cumulative distance: 2,574.1 mi


Notes: 
-none-



38. Stehekin to Manning Park  (5.0 days)
6-9-21 to 11-9-21
[-]

89.4 mi
13,353 ft EG
18.0 mi/day
2,683 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:K L

Adjustments: none
Manning Park finish    
Exit pt:  Highway 3 crossing

Arrive:  11-9-21 (Sat)
(finish)



Cumulative distance: 2,663.5 mi


Notes: 
-none-



US/Mexico Border to Manning Park
22-4-21 to 11-9-21 (4.8 months)
(northbound hike)

Days
141.0
days walking

0.0
on trail layover days

1.9
in town layover days
(0.0 in town "zero" days)


142.9
Total days
4.8
Total months


Averages
without layovers:
18.9 mi/day

2,237 ft/day


with layovers:
18.6 mi/day

2,207 ft/day



Trail
Base Distance:
2,663.5 mi

Extra Distance:
0.0 mi

Total Distance:
2,663.5 mi


Base Elevation gain:
315,313 ft

Extra EG:
0 ft

Total Elevation gain:
315,313 ft


Resupply count:
37





Plan Considerations:
If you are planning a longer hike, the plan above might be incredibly accurate or completely off. You might find that after a month of hiking your pace will change. You might find out that you are a Secret Superman (or Wonder Woman) and are knocking out a lot more miles per day than you planned. On the downside, a forest fire might add a +10 mile detour or a sore foot might cause you to spend a few extra days in a town.

Disclaimer: all calculations and data are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.
Please double check the calculations and trail/resupply data before starting a hike.