PCT 2016 INDEX

Posts from my 2016 PCT thru-hike, listed by PCT section:


California Section A — from the Mexican border at Campo (Mile 0) to Hwy 79 near Warner Springs (Mile 109.5)
109.5 miles – Total elevation gain +16,000 – Total elevation loss -15,872

1.  PCT Day 1: Canada, I’m on my way! – March 25

2.  Days 2-5: Sun! Monster Winds! Snow! Icicles! – March 26-29

3.  Days 6-8: The Desert, an Amazing Dessert, and a Two-Snake Trek through the San Felipe Hills to Barrel Springs – March 30-April 1

4. Days 9-10: Pastures of Plenty and Warner Springs Goodness – April 2-3


California Section B — from Hwy 79 near Warner Springs (Mile 109.5) to Interstate 10 near Cabazon (Mile 209.5)
100 miles – Total elevation gain +19,026 – Total elevation loss -20,727

5. Days 11-18: To Paradise and Near-Hell and Back, plus 3(!) Zeroes – April 4-11

Note: In Sections B and C, I will be coming back to get the 0.4 miles of the Halfmile Unofficial Mountain Fire Detour that I missed, plus the PCT miles from where that detour joins the PCT in the San Jacinto Wilderness, to Whitewater Preserve and, if possible, the additional miles of the PCT that are open from Whitewater Preserve to the Lake Fire Closure  at mile 236.5 (Mission Creek).

California Section C — from Interstate 10 near Cabazon (Mile 209.5) to I-15 (Cajon Pass, Mile 345)
132.5 miles –   Total elevation gain +19,026 – Total elevation loss -20,727

6. Days 19-21 : Meditations on Fire and Water – April 12-14

7. Day 22: From Deep Creek to Deep Surrealism – April 15

8. Days 23-25: A Lake, a Snake, an On-Trail Shake, and Up-Up-Up! [Day 23] – April 16


California Section D — from I-15 (Cajon Pass, Mile 345) to Agua Dulce (Mile 454.5)
112.5 miles –   Total elevation gain +27,372 – Total elevation loss -27,845

8. Days 23-25: A Lake, a Snake, an On-Trail Shake, and Up-Up-Up! ([Days 24 and 25] – April 17-18

9. Days 26-29: Detouring around Snow and Frogs, plus a Return of the Monster Winds! – April 19-22

10. Days 30-33: Sweet Water, Guzzler Water, and Another Fire Detour (with Ostriches) [Days 30 and 31] – April 23-24


California Section E — Agua Dulce (Mile 454.5) to Hwy 58, Tehachapi Pass (Mile 566.5)
112 miles –   Total elevation gain +21,131 – Total elevation loss -19,822

10. Days 30-33: Sweet Water, Guzzler Water, and Another Fire Detour (with Ostriches) [Days 31, 32 and 33] – April 24-26

11. Days 34-37  The Pacific Non-Crest Trail: Aqueducts, the Mojave Desert & a Huge Harvest of Wind and Magic – April 27-30

 


California Section F — Hwy 58 (Tehachapi Pass, mile 566.5) to Hwy 178 (Walker Pass, mile 652)
85.5 miles – Total elevation gain +14,862 – Total elevation loss -13,424


California Section G — Hwy 178 (Walker Pass, mile 652) to Crabtree Meaadow, mile 767
115 miles – Total elevation gain +23,621 – Total elevation loss -18,106

Note: My 2016 PCT hike started at Mile 0 and ended at Mile 878.75, where I went off-trail at VVR because of snow and dangerous water crossings. I hope to find time finish posting about my hike — before the anniversary date is my goal!

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