Southbound on PCT in 2010
That's cool. Hope to see you guys out on the trail.....or not. Since we're starting a few weeks earlier lol
I am SOBO this year as well. starting around 6/20 (watching the snow levels this spring before I commit to a date). Hope to see you all out there.
Pct sobo 2010
Hey Folks, I'll be heading out the morning of June 20th from Manning Park, Campo bound! Planned, Prepped, Prepared, Hope to see you on the trail, Cheers
2011 pct sobo
I think its odd that all these people from VIRGINIA are posting about a SOBO PCT thru hike. I am looking into doing one of these next year due to school and time constraints. Hope everyone will keep me updated on how it goes. Francis Tapon has lots of information regarding south bound thru hikes.
I have to wonder how closures will affect them after the fires are out. Everyone watches out for the north bounders and tries for find alternate routes in time. Is there any incentive to do the same for the few south bounders with any new closures? One example I'm thinking of already is right next to the border. We had a fire that appears to have crossed the PCT a few miles south of Lake Morena. There's not really a good way around without walking on private property.
Originally Posted by TBevan
I also want to know about the snow. I'd love to hike up to Big Bear later this year. Will the trail be snow-free enough to allow me to stay on the trail? I couldn't this spring, although my detour was probably no more than 100 yards to the side of the trail at any given time....oops, I forgot about one wrong turn that would have been intentional if I had been thinking.
I sure hope someone is putting out caches. It can be 2-3 days between water sources right now if the caches are empty. Even more if some of the other water resources haven't been filled by the fire department. Artificial water resources are a must unless you're willing to take some long detours to tank up at bigger creeks and a couple lakes. Still though, if I'm able to get out there for a hike myself later this year, I'll be placing a couple caches between the border and Idyllwild. If there are sobo hikers that want to share, contact me and I'll let you know if I'm able to put water out there and where to find it.
I'm ready to go SoBo starting mid june as well. Anyone have an interest in starting a PCT SoBo 2011 Contact List?
Sky 'Sideshow' Horne
(828) 619 - 0038
Living near Asheville, NC
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