Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Default I've got an itch...

    Just finished the Long Trail, literally just finished on the bus back home as I type this, and I've got an itch that I need help solving.

    I think, no I definitely want to do another thru hike or a section hike. Of course right now time doesn't allow it since Ima college boy.

    So so what am I looking for?
    250-400 Miles
    Western United States (like west of Denver, CO)
    Able to be hiked in the time frame of early May - late August

    Just to note the tallest peak I've ever done is ~6,000 so I'd love to do something over 10,000.
    With that said I'd prefer my first 10er to not be something extremely crazy, but I'm willing to try...

  2. #2

    Join Date
    05-05-2011
    Location
    state of confusion
    Posts
    9,869
    Journal Entries
    1

    Default

    Yur looking for the JMT or CT. The other components of the "little" triple crown. JMT is spectacular. Both good in own way. Much of CT is ....lackluster trail in hot dry beetle killed forest. But the above treeline parts are great.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    01-18-2017
    Location
    Bellingham, Washington
    Age
    20
    Posts
    57

    Default

    You've got the John Muir Trail. A beautiful 220-ish mile hike through the High Sierra in California. Unfortunately, the permit system seems to be a real pain.
    There's the Tahoe Rim Trail at 145(?) miles circumnavigating Lake Tahoe. Joins up with the PCT for a little bit of that interests you. Will also have less people on it than the JMT.
    Theres the Oregon Coast Trail at ~450 miles from the WA/OR border to the OR/CA border. This one isn't complete however, and something like 40% is on roads.
    Other than that, you've got the entire PCT and PNT to do section hikes on.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    04-01-2006
    Location
    Bastion, VA
    Age
    56
    Posts
    3,603
    Images
    125

    Default

    CT = Colorado Trail Check out Mags blog https://pmags.com/colorado-trail-end-to-end-guide-2

  5. #5
    Registered User Venchka's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-20-2013
    Location
    Upper East Side of Texas
    Age
    74
    Posts
    8,317

    Default

    Two for one:
    CT + CDT long section hike. The two trails are identical from approximately Breckinridge to the headwaters of Elk Creek near Silverton.
    Wayne


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Eddie Valiant: "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon."
    https://wayne-ayearwithbigfootandbubba.blogspot.com
    FlickrMyBookTwitSpaceFace



  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    06-02-2011
    Location
    Neptune Beach, Fl
    Age
    45
    Posts
    6,110

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    Yur looking for the JMT or CT. The other components of the "little" triple crown. JMT is spectacular. Both good in own way. Much of CT is ....lackluster trail in hot dry beetle killed forest. But the above treeline parts are great.
    +1


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •