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  1. Little Skittles and crew did not go to the...

    Little Skittles and crew did not go to the Tuolumne store. They hiked to the visitor's center, about a mile down the road from where the store and PO are supposed to be (but weren't) and then they...
  2. Thanks. I really don't miss PCT-L. Especially not...

    Thanks. I really don't miss PCT-L. Especially not Reinhold or Yogi's hitman secretary or whatever the hell he was.
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    I was just daydreaming about my trip when I...

    I was just daydreaming about my trip when I thought I'd come to whiteblaze and see if there were any replies to this thread. I'm so jealous of you! It's so weird, too, I had such a horrible time in...
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    I think big sections is the best way to do it and...

    I think big sections is the best way to do it and still have that thru-hiking experience. When I did my own big sections, I did Dunsmuir to Canada starting July 3 and ending August 31. It was...
  5. Thread: In camp shoes

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    I never bring camp shoes but I often wish I did....

    I never bring camp shoes but I often wish I did. I either go barefoot around camp or I loosen the laces on my shoes a ton so that they become like slip-on slippers. It sucks if my shoes are wet,...
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    Well, I'll bite, and I have experienced actual...

    Well, I'll bite, and I have experienced actual isolation. When I was 44 years old, I hiked the second half of the PCT a month ahead of the normal thru-hiking season and went days at a time without...
  7. You are barely ever actually in the actual desert...

    You are barely ever actually in the actual desert in So Cal. You are barely ever in 100+ degree weather. That would be highly unusual if you hike in the normal NOBO or SOBO times of the year...
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    I carry a special small container of water for...

    I carry a special small container of water for after #2 and I just wash up. There's enough water to wash my bum and my hands, and the squat position leaves very little to wash off anyway.

    Ladies...
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    Somebody stole some of my food from outside the...

    Somebody stole some of my food from outside the grocery store in Wrightwood and it couldn't have been a bear. Indeed, watch your food.
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    June 1 will probably be too early this year. How...

    June 1 will probably be too early this year. How about July 1?
  11. I don't bring an ice axe because I don't know how...

    I don't bring an ice axe because I don't know how to use one. I wear traction aids (Kahtoola KTS crampons) so that I don't slip in the first place, and I use trekking poles. So far so good, but I...
  12. Please read info about lightweight hiking and...

    Please read info about lightweight hiking and leave no trace. The PCT is becoming quite the toilet paper farm and I had to pack out some abandoned heavy boots on my last section hike. Who on earth...
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    Lots of good hiking in the San Jacinto area. Lots...

    Lots of good hiking in the San Jacinto area. Lots of loops and thrus you can do there.

    I just finished a 200 mile section hike from the border to Cabazon (which is the exit point north of San...
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    A winter thru-hike of the PCT is not appropriate...

    A winter thru-hike of the PCT is not appropriate for someone without advanced winter mountaineering experience. You will at worst die and at best quit on the first day of difficulty.

    You can hike...
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    They're usually quite organized about all this....

    They're usually quite organized about all this. It's possible your message got lost in the mail, or their response got lost in your junk mail. They do typically send a response in a bulk fashion....
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    I think the longest I went was about 125 miles...

    I think the longest I went was about 125 miles and in some of those stretches there were options to make those segments shorter if you didn't mind leaving the trail on a side-trail.
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    You probably won't need to worry about puncturing...

    You probably won't need to worry about puncturing in your sleep. But you won't have an easy way to whip out a comfortable place to sit when you take a break. This is why I just use a z-rest on the...
  18. More to consider: In 2008 I started May 1 and got...

    More to consider: In 2008 I started May 1 and got stuck in Wrightwood for 4 days during a snowstorm that lasted all Memorial Day weekend. The snow on Baden Powell had me postholing to my crotch. I...
  19. The PCT isn't that hard to hike more than 10-12...

    The PCT isn't that hard to hike more than 10-12 miles per day. Your days will be long and you'll have enough time to make the miles. Just get in good condition so you can use all that daylight...
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    I was out there in those winds coming down from...

    I was out there in those winds coming down from Mt. Laguna, too. I think I could have found a sheltered spot, but I was freaked out by gusts so strong I could not hardly stay standing upright. I...
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    I just hiked Fuller Ridge a couple days ago. It's...

    I just hiked Fuller Ridge a couple days ago. It's north facing and solid snow. I really liked having microspikes. I didn't have to think at all, just hike. I think in a month the snow will be melted...
  22. If you can't get the date you want, just don't...

    If you can't get the date you want, just don't start at the border. Start at Mt. Laguna and hike to the border. Then get a ride to Mt. Laguna. Something like that. And remember, you have a lot of...
  23. On my PCT hike I eliminated everything I possibly...

    On my PCT hike I eliminated everything I possibly could to get as light as I could. Then eventually I added back:

    - Town clothes because it's really hard to do laundry if you have nothing but a...
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    I thought the uke was the same in that the...

    I thought the uke was the same in that the strings are tuned in 4ths, you make the same chord shape as D on the guitar but it comes out as G (or something) on the uke. Make the same cord shape as a G...
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    People say ukulele is pretty much the same chord...

    People say ukulele is pretty much the same chord shapes, minus a few strings and in a different key. You could probably figure it out. I hiked the PCT and one day stumbled on some guy who could play...
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