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2014 Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off Set For April 24 – 27th At Lake Morena!

The 16th ADZ will be April 24-27th at Lake Morena!

Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off – ADZPCTKO.


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Pacific Crest Trail Days celebrated this weekend in Cascade Locks (video by Sunny Strader) | OregonLive.com


Long-distance trail hikers will gather this weekend at Cascade Locks to celebrate the seventh Pacific Crest Trail Days.

Enjoy Oregonian photographer Sunny Stader’s video of PCT “trail angel” Joe Shelley offering hospitality to through-hikers as they stop by his home in Cascade Locks during their journeys this summer on the PCT.

The event at Thunder Island in the Columbia River at Cascade Locks begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, and runs until 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Look for a full schedule of events at pcta.org, and also for a list of vendors.

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail covers 2,600 miles between the Mexican and Canadian borders. Cascade Locks is the only incorporated city on the trail. The city is located where the trail descends the Cascade Mountains to make a near-sea live crossing of the Columbia River.

Trail days has free admission and free camping (Friday and Saturday) at the Port of Cascade Locks’ campground on Thunder Island. Campsites are on a first-come basis.

Friday is primarily an arrival and setup day. A screening of the John Muir Trail documentary, “Mile . . . Mile and a Half,” is planned for the outdoor screen on Thunder Island at 8 p.m.

Saturday features a gear fair, with local outdoor equipment vendors setting up booths to share tips on and the latest hiking gear, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some sales will be available, but it’s more for introduction and education.

Free one-hour classes take place throughout the day on Saturday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on hiking with dogs and continuing with through-hiking vs. backpacking, leave no trace and intro to yoga.

A gear raffle and silent auction is scheduled at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner break, then a slide show by event organizer and professional photographer Jason Waicunas of Outdoor Viewfinder. Saturday’s activities wind up with a live DJ party with dancing from 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Sunday offers a disc golf tournament on the Cascade Locks course. All proceeds benefit the Pacific Crest Trail Association.

Enjoy Oregonian photographer Sunny Stader’s video of PCT “trail angel” Joe Shelley offering hospitality to through-hikers as they stop by his home in Cascade Locks during their journeys this summer on the PCT.

— Terry Richard

Pacific Crest Trail Days celebrated this weekend in Cascade Locks (video by Sunny Strader) | OregonLive.com.


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Some suggestions I received when posting to Facebook Group PCT Class of 2013


Some suggestions I received when posting to https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCTClassof2013/

I’m planning a thru hike next year, any suggestions?

1 Go light
2 Smell the roses!
3 Skip Lone Pine and Mammoth, so you don’t VoRtEx.
4 Vortex=getting caught up in town life, & spending too much $ & time there
5 Plan your resupply points to not overcarry food, or require too many long diversions off trail.
6 don’t plan.
7 don’t ever listen to a single thing an REI salesperson tells you. Better
yet, don’t buy anything there except Platypus bags, a plastic spoon,
insoles and socks. Maybe a Titanium pot.
8 I am doing the same for 2015 (very early stages), the PCTA is an
incredible resource and is a great place to start. Read trail journals.
Get in shape, learn backcountry skills (Backpacking Field Manual is
incredible, as well as the Ray Jardine book so I hear), getting
Wilderness First Aid training may not be a bad idea, start saving money
yesterday…ok, that’s enough for now
9 PCTA, Half Mile’s maps, Yogi’s book, Kick Off and One Pan Wonders
10 start saving. Underestimated costs are one of the main reasons people end up quitting early


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Pacific Crest Trail Hiking and Backpacking Meetup Group (Moorpark, CA) – Meetup


We are a hiking and backpacking group focused on the Pacific Crest Trail. We’re fast becoming a very active Meetup focused on light and safe travel in the wilderness. We have interesting meetings and plans for brief, overnight hikes as well as for more ambitious treks. We’ll learn new skills, hone current ones and develop a network of people you’d trust with your life in the backcountry. We are very open to new trip ideas, lightweight, and ultralightweight backpacking techniques, and the equipment available at home and in the marketplace. We welcome newcomers as well as experienced “outdoorspeople” of all ages, as long as you’re reasonably self-sufficient. We require that any members attending overnight hikes must be currently certified in CPR and at least basic first aid. We will go to the mountains, the deserts, in all kinds of conditions, so bring your common sense and a good attitude! We are looking forward to meeting you!

via Pacific Crest Trail Hiking and Backpacking Meetup Group (Moorpark, CA) – Meetup.

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