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The PCT is closed south of White Pass near the Goat Rocks. I grew up in this area and detailed the detour here.
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2017

US/Mexico Border to Manning Park
5-9-17 to 8-27-17
2,663.5 mi   25.2 mi/day
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Start Point: US/Mexico Border
Trail access desc: on trail
Guidebook start location: US/Mexico Border
Depart: 5-9-17 (Tue)

Plan Overview Notes:
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1. US/Mexico Border to Mt. Laguna  (2.1 days)
5-9-17 to 5-11-17
[-]

42.3 mi
5,570 ft EG
20.0 mi/day
2,640 ft/day


CA guidebook:A

Adjustments: none
Mt. Laguna resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Desert View Picnic Area
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  5-11-17 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  5-11-17 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 42.3 mi


Notes: 
USPS
c/o Laguna Mtn Lodge
PO Box 146
Mt Laguna, CA 91948

$5 pickup @ Lodge, 619-473-8533



2. Mt. Laguna to Warner Springs  (3.0 days)
5-11-17 to 5-14-17
[-]

67.3 mi
3,567 ft EG
22.7 mi/day
1,205 ft/day


CA guidebook:A

Adjustments: none
Warner Springs resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 79 (south crossing)
Detour:  1.2mi road

Arrive:  5-14-17 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  5-14-17 (Sun)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 109.6 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 5/15/17
General Delivery,
Warner Springs, CA 92086

Post Office M-F 8-4pm, Sat 8-1:30pm



3. Warner Springs to Idyllwild  (3.5 days)
5-14-17 to 5-17-17
[-]

69.0 mi
10,211 ft EG
19.6 mi/day
2,896 ft/day


CA guidebook:B

Adjustments: none
Idyllwild resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Saddle Junction, Devil's Slide trail
Detour:  2.6mi trail + 2.6mi road

Arrive:  5-17-17 (Wed)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  5-17-17 (Wed)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 178.6 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 5/18/17
General Delivery
Idyllwild, CA 92549

M-F 9-5pm



4. Idyllwild to Big Bear City  (4.7 days)
5-17-17 to 5-22-17
[-]

95.5 mi
12,307 ft EG
20.1 mi/day
2,595 ft/day


CA guidebook:B, C

Adjustments: none
Big Bear City resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 18 crossing
Detour:  5.4mi road

Arrive:  5-22-17 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  5-22-17 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 274.1 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 5/23/17
General Delivery
Big Bear City, CA 92314

M-F, 9-4:30pm, Sat 1-2pm



5. Big Bear City to Wrightwood  (4.2 days)
5-22-17 to 5-27-17
[-]

89.5 mi
8,090 ft EG
21.4 mi/day
1,932 ft/day


CA guidebook:C, D

Adjustments: none
Wrightwood resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Acorn Trail Junction
Detour:  3.6mi trail

Arrive:  5-26-17 (Fri)
Layover:     0.5 days     
Depart:  5-27-17 (Sat)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 363.6 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 5/24/17
General Delivery
Wightwood, CA 92397

M-F 8:45-5pm, Sat 8-11a



6. Wrightwood to Agua Dulce  (4.4 days)
5-27-17 to 6-1-17
[-]

90.8 mi
10,615 ft EG
20.5 mi/day
2,397 ft/day


CA guidebook:D

Adjustments: none
Agua Dulce resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  5-31-17 (Wed)
Layover:     0.6 days     
Depart:  6-1-17 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 454.4 mi


Notes: 
Hiker Heaven

John Betz
ETA 6/1/17
c/o The Saufley’s
11861 Darling Road
Agua Dulce, CA 91390



7. Agua Dulce to Highway 58 (California)  (5.4 days)
6-1-17 to 6-7-17
[-]

112.2 mi
12,128 ft EG
20.8 mi/day
2,247 ft/day


CA guidebook:E

Adjustments: none
Highway 58 (California) exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 58 crossing

Arrive:  6-6-17 (Tue)
Layover:     0.6 days     
Depart:  6-7-17 (Wed)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 566.6 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 6/7/17
General Delivery
1085 Voyager Drive
Tehachapi, CA 93581

M-F, 9-5p, Sat 10-2



8. Highway 58 (California) to Kennedy Meadows Store  (6.6 days)
6-7-17 to 6-13-17
[-]

136.2 mi
15,310 ft EG
20.6 mi/day
2,321 ft/day


CA guidebook:F, G

Adjustments: none
Kennedy Meadows Store resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Sherman Pass Road crossing
Detour:  .5mi road

Arrive:  6-13-17 (Tue)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  6-13-17 (Tue)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 702.8 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA 6/14/17
c/o Kennedy Meadows Store
96740 Beach Meadow Road
Inyokern, CA 93527

$5 pick up, 9-5 everyday



9. Kennedy Meadows Store to Vermillion Valley Resort  (9.2 days)
6-13-17 to 6-22-17
[-]

174.4 mi
29,178 ft EG
19.0 mi/day
3,184 ft/day


CA guidebook:G, H

Adjustments: none
Vermillion Valley Resort resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Ferry Trail
Detour:  1.5mi trail + 4mi ferry ride

Arrive:  6-22-17 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  6-22-17 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 877.2 mi


Notes: 
UPS Only

John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:6/23/17
Vermillion Valley Resort
c/o Rancheria Garage
62311 Huntington Lake Rd
Lakeshore, CA 93634

$25/box pickup, 25# weight limit, Name & ETA 4 sides, send to arrive 2 weeks early



10. Vermillion Valley Resort to Mammoth Lakes  (1.1 days)
6-22-17 to 6-25-17
[-]

29.4 mi
4,484 ft EG
26.8 mi/day
4,088 ft/day


CA guidebook:H

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Mammoth Lakes resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Reds Meadow Trail
Detour:  .3mi trail + 16mi road (bus available)

Arrive:  6-23-17 (Fri)
Layover:     1.1 days     
Depart:  6-25-17 (Sun)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 906.6 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 6/23/17
General Delivery
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

M-F 8a-4p



11. Mammoth Lakes to Tuolumne Meadows  (1.3 days)
6-25-17 to 6-26-17
[-]

36.1 mi
4,626 ft EG
27.9 mi/day
3,581 ft/day


CA guidebook:H

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Tuolumne Meadows resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 120 crossing
Detour:  .3mi trail

Arrive:  6-26-17 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  6-26-17 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 942.7 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 6/27/17
General Delivery
Tuolumne Meadows, CA 95389

M-F 9a-4pm, Sat 9-noon




12. Tuolumne Meadows to South Lake Tahoe  (5.4 days)
6-26-17 to 7-3-17
[-]

150.3 mi
19,600 ft EG
27.8 mi/day
3,630 ft/day


CA guidebook:I, J

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


South Lake Tahoe resupply exit    
Exit pt:  via Highway 50 crossing
Detour:  12.0mi road

Arrive:  7-1-17 (Sat)
Layover:     1.3 days     
Depart:  7-3-17 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,093.0 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 7/1/17
General Delivery
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151

M-F 8:30-5p, Sat 12-2




13. South Lake Tahoe to Sierra City  (3.6 days)
7-3-17 to 7-6-17
[-]

104.6 mi
11,211 ft EG
29.0 mi/day
3,109 ft/day


CA guidebook:J, K, L

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Sierra City resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 49 crossing
Detour:  1.4mi road

Arrive:  7-6-17 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-6-17 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,197.6 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker ETA: 7/6/17
General Delivery
Sierra City, CA 96125

M-F 10-2p, Sat 10:30-12:30p



14. Sierra City to Belden  (3.2 days)
7-6-17 to 7-9-17
[-]

91.6 mi
10,876 ft EG
28.4 mi/day
3,373 ft/day


CA guidebook:M

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Belden resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  7-9-17 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-9-17 (Sun)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,289.2 mi


Notes: 
UPS Only

John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 7/9/17
c/o Belden Town Resort
14785 Belden Town Rd
Belden, CA 95915

BTR 530-283-9662



15. Belden to Old Station  (3.1 days)
7-9-17 to 7-12-17
[-]

88.5 mi
10,330 ft EG
28.5 mi/day
3,328 ft/day


CA guidebook:M, N

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Old Station resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Old Station access trail
Detour:  .3mi trail

Arrive:  7-12-17 (Wed)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-12-17 (Wed)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,377.7 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 7/12/17
General Delivery
12529 State Highway 44-89
Old Station, CA 96071

M-F 11-3, Sat 1-3p



16. Old Station to Burney Falls SP  (1.4 days)
7-12-17 to 7-14-17
[-]

45.9 mi
1,457 ft EG
33.6 mi/day
1,067 ft/day


CA guidebook:N

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Burney Falls SP resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  7-14-17 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-14-17 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,423.6 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT hiker, ETA: 7/14/17
c/o Burney Park Camp Store
McArthur Burney Falls State Park
24900 State Highway 89
Burney, CA 96013

Open 8-8, $7/box



17. Burney Falls SP to Castella  (2.8 days)
7-14-17 to 7-17-17
[-]

82.9 mi
8,000 ft EG
29.6 mi/day
2,854 ft/day


CA guidebook:O

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Castella resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Interstate 5 crossing
Detour:  2.0mi road

Arrive:  7-17-17 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-17-17 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,506.5 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 7/17/17
General Delivery
Castella, CA 96017

M-F 11-3p
Sat 8:45-10a



18. Castella to Seiad Valley  (5.3 days)
7-17-17 to 7-22-17
[-]

155.6 mi
15,309 ft EG
29.5 mi/day
2,900 ft/day


CA guidebook:P, Q

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Seiad Valley resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  7-22-17 (Sat)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-22-17 (Sat)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,662.1 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:7/22/17
General Delivery
44717 State Highway 96
Seiad Valley, CA 96086

Name on all sides, M-F 12-4p, Sat 12-1:30p



19. Seiad Valley to Ashland  (2.4 days)
7-22-17 to 7-25-17
[-]

64.5 mi
10,002 ft EG
26.7 mi/day
4,139 ft/day


CA guidebook:R

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Ashland resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Interstate 5 crossing
Detour:  13.0mi road

Arrive:  7-24-17 (Mon)
Layover:     0.2 days     
Depart:  7-25-17 (Tue)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,726.6 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:7/24/17
General Delivery
Ashland, OR 97520

M-F 9-5p, Sat 8-4 if you knock



20. Ashland to Crater Lake (Mazama Village)  (3.5 days)
7-25-17 to 7-28-17
[-]

103.8 mi
9,414 ft EG
29.9 mi/day
2,712 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:B, C

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Crater Lake (Mazama Village) resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 62 crossing
Detour:  2.0mi road

Arrive:  7-28-17 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-28-17 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,830.4 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:7/28/17
c/o Xanterra Mazama Village Camp Store
569 Mazama Village Drive
Crater Lake, OR 97604

Open 7a-9p everyday




21. Crater Lake (Mazama Village) to Shelter Cove Resort  (2.7 days)
7-28-17 to 7-31-17
[-]

81.8 mi
7,002 ft EG
30.2 mi/day
2,584 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:C, D

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Shelter Cove Resort resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Shelter Cove Trail
Detour:  2.2mi trail

Arrive:  7-31-17 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-31-17 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,912.2 mi


Notes: 
UPS Only

John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:7/31/17
c/o Shelter Cove Resort
27600 West Odell Lake Rd
Highway 58
Crescent, OR 97723





22. Shelter Cove Resort to Big Lake Youth Camp  (2.9 days)
7-31-17 to 8-3-17
[-]

88.7 mi
7,161 ft EG
30.5 mi/day
2,460 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:D, E, F

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Big Lake Youth Camp resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Big Lake Youth Camp trail
Detour:  .8mi trail

Arrive:  8-3-17 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  8-3-17 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,000.9 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:8/3/17
c/o Big Lake Youth Camp
13100 Highway 20
Sisters, OR 97759

503-850-3583



23. Big Lake Youth Camp to Timberline Lodge  (3.6 days)
8-3-17 to 8-6-17
[-]

106.4 mi
11,055 ft EG
29.2 mi/day
3,032 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:F, G

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Timberline Lodge resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Timberline Lodge Trail
Detour:  .2mi trail

Arrive:  8-6-17 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  8-6-17 (Sun)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,107.3 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:8/6/17
c/o Timberline Lodge Ski Area
27500 E Timberline Rd
WY'East Store
Timberline Lodge, OR 97028

7a-7p $5/box



24. Timberline Lodge to Cascade Locks  (1.6 days)
8-6-17 to 8-8-17
[-]

47.8 mi
4,140 ft EG
30.1 mi/day
2,610 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:G

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Cascade Locks resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  8-8-17 (Tue)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  8-8-17 (Tue)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,155.1 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:8/8/17
General Delivery
Cascade Locks, OR 97014

M-F 8:30-1p, 2-5p, Sat 9-10a knock



25. Cascade Locks to White Pass  (5.4 days)
8-8-17 to 8-13-17
[-]

147.7 mi
20,822 ft EG
27.3 mi/day
3,853 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:H

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


White Pass resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 12 crossing
Detour:  .5mi road

Arrive:  8-13-17 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  8-13-17 (Sun)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,302.8 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA: 8/13/17
c/o White Pass Rural Branch PO
at the Kracker Barrel Store
48851 US Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937

8-5p, $3/box



26. White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass  (3.3 days)
8-13-17 to 8-17-17
[-]

99.0 mi
9,185 ft EG
29.8 mi/day
2,763 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:I

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Snoqualmie Pass resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Interstate 90 crossing
Detour:  .3mi road

Arrive:  8-17-17 (Thu)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  8-17-17 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,401.8 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:8/17/17
c/o Summit Inn Hotel
603 SR 906
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

$15/box



27. Snoqualmie Pass to Highway 2 / Tye Cr. Lodge  (2.9 days)
8-17-17 to 8-19-17
[-]

74.5 mi
13,450 ft EG
25.6 mi/day
4,622 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:J

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Highway 2 / Tye Cr. Lodge exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 2 crossing

Arrive:  8-19-17 (Sat)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  8-19-17 (Sat)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,476.3 mi


Notes: 
UPS Only

John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:8/19/17
c/o Stevens Pass
93001 NE Stevens Pass Hwy, US2
Skykomish, WA 98288





28. Highway 2 / Tye Cr. Lodge to Stehekin  (3.8 days)
8-19-17 to 8-23-17
[-]

97.8 mi
16,860 ft EG
25.9 mi/day
4,472 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:K

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Stehekin resupply exit    
Exit pt:  High Bridge Campground
Detour:  11.0 mile road (bus available)

Arrive:  8-23-17 (Wed)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  8-23-17 (Wed)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,574.1 mi


Notes: 
John Betz
PCT Hiker, ETA:8/23/17
c/o Lodge at Stehekin
PO Box 3
Stehekin, WA 98852

509-699-2056





29. Stehekin to Manning Park  (3.3 days)
8-23-17 to 8-27-17
[-]

89.4 mi
13,353 ft EG
26.9 mi/day
4,025 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:K, L

 * Adjustments:
3 mi pace
12 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Manning Park finish    
Exit pt:  Highway 3 crossing

Arrive:  8-27-17 (Sun)
(finish)

Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,663.5 mi


Notes: 
-none-



US/Mexico Border to Manning Park
5-9-17 to 8-27-17 (3.7 months)
(northbound hike)

Days
105.8
days walking

0.0
on trail layover days

4.3
in town layover days
(2.0 in town "zero" days)


110.1
Total days
3.7
Total months


Averages
without layovers:
25.2 mi/day

2,982 ft/day


with layovers:
24.2 mi/day

2,865 ft/day



Trail
Base Distance:
2,663.5 mi

Extra Distance:
0.0 mi

Total Distance:
2,663.5 mi


Base Elevation gain:
315,313 ft

Extra EG:
0 ft

Total Elevation gain:
315,313 ft


Resupply count:
28





Plan Considerations:
If you are planning a longer hike, the plan above might be incredibly accurate or completely off. You might find that after a month of hiking your pace will change. You might find out that you are a Secret Superman (or Wonder Woman) and are knocking out a lot more miles per day than you planned. On the downside, a forest fire might add a +10 mile detour or a sore foot might cause you to spend a few extra days in a town.

Disclaimer: all calculations and data are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.
Please double check the calculations and trail/resupply data before starting a hike.