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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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Tara's PCT Hike

US/Mexico Border to Manning Park
4-27-15 to 9-19-15
2,663.5 mi   21.2 mi/day
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Start Point: US/Mexico Border
Trail access desc: on trail
Guidebook start location: US/Mexico Border
Depart: 4-27-15 (Mon)

Plan Overview Notes:
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1. US/Mexico Border to Mt. Laguna  (2.0 days)
4-27-15 to 4-28-15
[-]

42.3 mi
5,570 ft EG
21.5 mi/day
2,827 ft/day


CA guidebook:A

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

Arrive:  4-28-15 (Tue)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  4-28-15 (Tue)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 42.3 mi


Notes: 
-none-



2. Mt. Laguna to Warner Springs  (2.9 days)
4-28-15 to 5-2-15
[-]

67.3 mi
3,567 ft EG
23.4 mi/day
1,243 ft/day


CA guidebook:A

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

Arrive:  5-1-15 (Fri)
Layover:     0.2 days     
Depart:  5-2-15 (Sat)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 109.6 mi


Notes: 
Mountain Valley Retreat
No fee
Mail label:
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 1-MAY-15
35690 Montezuma Valley Road
Ranchita, CA 92066



3. Warner Springs to Idyllwild  (3.3 days)
5-2-15 to 5-7-15
[-]

69.0 mi
10,211 ft EG
21.1 mi/day
3,122 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:  5-5-15 (Tue)
Layover:     1.7 days     
Depart:  5-7-15 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 178.6 mi


Notes: 
-none-



4. Idyllwild to Ziggy & Bear (closed)  (1.4 days)
5-7-15 to 5-8-15
[-]

32.5 mi
2,190 ft EG
23.1 mi/day
1,554 ft/day


CA guidebook:B, C

Adjustments: none
Ziggy & Bear (closed) resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (Near PCT)
Detour:  .2mi trail

Arrive:  5-8-15 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  5-8-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 211.1 mi


Notes: 
-none-



5. Ziggy & Bear (closed) to Big Bear City  (3.0 days)
5-8-15 to 5-12-15
[-]

63.0 mi
10,117 ft EG
20.8 mi/day
3,344 ft/day


CA guidebook:C

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

Arrive:  5-11-15 (Mon)
Layover:     0.6 days     
Depart:  5-12-15 (Tue)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 274.1 mi


Notes: 
Big Bear LAKE
No fee
Mailing label (USPS):
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 11-MAY-15
c/o Big Bear Hostel
PO Box 1951
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315




6. Big Bear City to Wrightwood  (4.0 days)
5-12-15 to 5-15-15
[-]

89.5 mi
8,090 ft EG
22.5 mi/day
2,030 ft/day


CA guidebook:C, D

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

Arrive:  5-15-15 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  5-15-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 363.6 mi


Notes: 
-none-



7. Wrightwood to Acton  (3.7 days)
5-15-15 to 5-19-15
[-]

80.6 mi
9,233 ft EG
21.9 mi/day
2,505 ft/day


CA guidebook:D

Adjustments: none
Acton resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Soledad Canyon Road crossing
Detour:  5.9mi road

Arrive:  5-19-15 (Tue)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  5-19-15 (Tue)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 444.2 mi


Notes: 
Mailing Label (USPS):
Tara Howse
c/o Acton KOA
7601 Soledad Canyon Rd
Acton, CA 93510
PCT Hiker ETA: May 19




8. Acton to Green Valley/Andersons  (1.6 days)
5-19-15 to 5-22-15
[-]

34.4 mi
4,502 ft EG
21.5 mi/day
2,812 ft/day


CA guidebook:D, E

Adjustments: none
Green Valley/Andersons resupply exit    
Exit pt:  San Francisquito Canyon Road crossing
Detour:  2.0mi road

Arrive:  5-21-15 (Thu)
Layover:     0.7 days     
Depart:  5-22-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 478.6 mi


Notes: 
-none-



9. Green Valley/Andersons to Tehachapi  (3.6 days)
5-22-15 to 5-25-15
[-]

79.7 mi
8,307 ft EG
22.1 mi/day
2,305 ft/day


CA guidebook:E

Adjustments: none
Tehachapi resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Willow Springs Road crossing
Detour:  9.2mi road

Arrive:  5-25-15 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  5-25-15 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 558.3 mi


Notes: 
-none-



10. Tehachapi to Highway 178 (Walker Pass)  (4.2 days)
5-25-15 to 5-29-15
[-]

93.7 mi
9,042 ft EG
22.3 mi/day
2,153 ft/day


CA guidebook:E, F

Adjustments: none
Highway 178 (Walker Pass) exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 178 crossing

Arrive:  5-29-15 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  5-29-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 652.0 mi


Notes: 
Mom expected



11. Highway 178 (Walker Pass) to Kennedy Meadows Store  (2.4 days)
5-29-15 to 6-3-15
[-]

50.8 mi
6,969 ft EG
21.3 mi/day
2,928 ft/day


CA guidebook:G

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

Arrive:  6-1-15 (Mon)
Layover:     1.8 days     
Depart:  6-3-15 (Wed)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 702.8 mi


Notes: 
Mailing Label (USPS):
$5 fee
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 1-JUN-15
c/o Kennedy Meadows General Store
96740 Beach Meadow Road
Inyokern, CA 93527

Add Mt. Whitney



12. Kennedy Meadows Store to Vermillion Valley Resort  (11.5 days)
6-3-15 to 6-15-15
[-]

174.4 mi
29,178 ft EG
15.2 mi/day
2,547 ft/day


CA guidebook:G, H

 * Adjustments:
2.5 mi pace
8 hours/day
45 minutes added per eg comp


Vermillion Valley Resort resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Ferry Trail
Detour:  1.5mi trail + 4mi ferry ride

Arrive:  6-14-15 (Sun)
Layover:     0.5 days     
Depart:  6-15-15 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 877.2 mi


Notes: 
Mail UPS ONLY! This is correct address, override in system:
$20/pick up fee, mail by: mid/late May!

Mailing Label:
Tara Howse, ETA: 14-JUN-15
Vermillion Valley Resort
c/o Rancheria Garage
62311 Huntington Lake Road
Lakeshore, CA 93634



13. Vermillion Valley Resort to Mammoth Lakes  (1.9 days)
6-15-15 to 6-18-15
[-]

29.4 mi
4,484 ft EG
15.6 mi/day
2,372 ft/day


CA guidebook:H

 * Adjustments:
2.5 mi pace
8 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:  6-16-15 (Tue)
Layover:     1.1 days     
Depart:  6-18-15 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 906.6 mi


Notes: 
-none-



14. Mammoth Lakes to Tuolumne Meadows  (1.7 days)
6-18-15 to 6-19-15
[-]

36.1 mi
4,626 ft EG
21.5 mi/day
2,761 ft/day


CA guidebook:H

Adjustments: none
Tuolumne Meadows resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 120 crossing
Detour:  .3mi trail

Arrive:  6-19-15 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  6-19-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 942.7 mi


Notes: 
-none-



15. Tuolumne Meadows to Echo Lake Resort  (7.1 days)
6-19-15 to 6-27-15
[-]

151.8 mi
19,905 ft EG
21.5 mi/day
2,817 ft/day


CA guidebook:I, J

Adjustments: none
Echo Lake Resort resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  6-26-15 (Fri)
Layover:     0.3 days     
Depart:  6-27-15 (Sat)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,094.5 mi


Notes: 
Mail Label (USPS):
No fee

Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 26-JUN-15
General Delivery
9900 Echo Lakes Road
Echo Lake, CA 95721



16. Echo Lake Resort to Sierra City  (4.7 days)
6-27-15 to 7-2-15
[-]

103.1 mi
10,906 ft EG
22.1 mi/day
2,336 ft/day


CA guidebook:K, L

Adjustments: none
Sierra City resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 49 crossing
Detour:  1.4mi road

Arrive:  7-1-15 (Wed)
Layover:     0.3 days     
Depart:  7-2-15 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,197.6 mi


Notes: 
-none-



17. Sierra City to Belden  (4.2 days)
7-2-15 to 7-7-15
[-]

91.6 mi
10,876 ft EG
21.8 mi/day
2,585 ft/day


CA guidebook:M

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

Arrive:  7-6-15 (Mon)
Layover:     0.8 days     
Depart:  7-7-15 (Tue)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,289.2 mi


Notes: 
Braatens are angels, USPS only
No fee

Tara Howse
c/o The Braatens
PO Box 4
Belden, CA 95915
PCT Hiker, ETA: 6-AUG-15




18. Belden to Old Station  (4.1 days)
7-7-15 to 7-12-15
[-]

88.5 mi
10,330 ft EG
21.8 mi/day
2,547 ft/day


CA guidebook:M, N

Adjustments: none
Old Station resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Old Station access trail
Detour:  .3mi trail

Arrive:  7-11-15 (Sat)
Layover:     0.9 days     
Depart:  7-12-15 (Sun)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,377.7 mi


Notes: 
Hat Creek Rim section is next: WATER



19. Old Station to Burney Falls SP  (1.9 days)
7-12-15 to 7-14-15
[-]

45.9 mi
1,457 ft EG
24.0 mi/day
763 ft/day


CA guidebook:N

Adjustments: none
Burney Falls SP resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  7-13-15 (Mon)
Layover:     0.1 days     
Depart:  7-14-15 (Tue)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,423.6 mi


Notes: 
$5 pick up fee

Mail Label (USPS):
Tara Howse
ETA: 13-JUL-15
c/o Burney Park Camp Store
McArthur Burney Falls State Park
24900 State Highway 89
Burney, CA 96013



20. Burney Falls SP to Castella  (3.7 days)
7-14-15 to 7-17-15
[-]

82.9 mi
8,000 ft EG
22.3 mi/day
2,153 ft/day


CA guidebook:O

Adjustments: none
Castella resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Interstate 5 crossing
Detour:  2.0mi road

Arrive:  7-17-15 (Fri)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-17-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,506.5 mi


Notes: 
Options to go to Dunsmuir or Mt. Shasta - may need fuel



21. Castella to Etna  (4.5 days)
7-17-15 to 7-24-15
[-]

99.8 mi
11,144 ft EG
21.9 mi/day
2,450 ft/day


CA guidebook:P

Adjustments: none
Etna resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Sawyers Bar Road
Detour:  10.4mi road

Arrive:  7-22-15 (Wed)
Layover:     1.7 days     
Depart:  7-24-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,606.3 mi


Notes: 
Brewing company here!

Mail Label:
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 22-JUL-15
c/o Alderbrook Manor
836 Sawyers Bar Road
Etna, CA 96027

Free to mail for guests, $5 pick up fee if not



22. Etna to Seiad Valley  (2.4 days)
7-24-15 to 7-26-15
[-]

55.8 mi
4,165 ft EG
22.9 mi/day
1,707 ft/day


CA guidebook:Q

Adjustments: none
Seiad Valley resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  7-26-15 (Sun)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  7-26-15 (Sun)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,662.1 mi


Notes: 
-none-



23. Seiad Valley to Callahan's Lodge  (3.1 days)
7-26-15 to 7-30-15
[-]

64.2 mi
10,002 ft EG
20.9 mi/day
3,260 ft/day


CA guidebook:R

Adjustments: none
Callahan's Lodge resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Old Highway 99
Detour:  .8mi road

Arrive:  7-29-15 (Wed)
Layover:     0.5 days     
Depart:  7-30-15 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,726.3 mi


Notes: 
$3 pick up fee
USPS
Mail Label:
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 29-JUL-15
c/o Callahan's Lodge
7100 Old Highway 99 South
Ashland, OR 97520



24. Callahan's Lodge to Crater Lake (Mazama Village)  (4.6 days)
7-30-15 to 8-3-15
[-]

104.1 mi
9,414 ft EG
22.5 mi/day
2,031 ft/day


CA guidebook:R
OR/WA guidebook:B, C

Adjustments: none
Crater Lake (Mazama Village) resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 62 crossing
Detour:  2.0mi road

Arrive:  8-3-15 (Mon)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  8-3-15 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,830.4 mi


Notes: 
UPS only

Mail Label:
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 3-AUG-15
c/o Crater Lake Mazama Camp Store
569 Mazama Village Drive
Crater Lake, OR 97604




25. Crater Lake (Mazama Village) to Shelter Cove Resort  (3.6 days)
8-3-15 to 8-10-15
[-]

81.8 mi
7,002 ft EG
22.6 mi/day
1,933 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:C, D

Adjustments: none
Shelter Cove Resort resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Shelter Cove Trail
Detour:  2.2mi trail

Arrive:  8-7-15 (Fri)
Layover:     2.7 days     
Depart:  8-10-15 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,912.2 mi


Notes: 
Adam (bring fuel!)

UPS Only
Mail Label (or Adam bring?):
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 7-AUG-15
c/o Shelter Cove Resort
27600 West Odell Lake Road
Highway 58
Crescent, OR 97733



26. Shelter Cove Resort to Sisters  (3.4 days)
8-10-15 to 8-14-15
[-]

77.3 mi
5,861 ft EG
22.8 mi/day
1,731 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:D, E

Adjustments: none
Sisters resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 242 crossing
Detour:  15.0mi road

Arrive:  8-13-15 (Thu)
Layover:     0.6 days     
Depart:  8-14-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 1,989.5 mi


Notes: 
-none-



27. Sisters to Timberline Lodge  (5.3 days)
8-14-15 to 8-20-15
[-]

117.8 mi
12,355 ft EG
22.1 mi/day
2,318 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:F, G

Adjustments: none
Timberline Lodge resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Timberline Lodge Trail
Detour:  .2mi trail

Arrive:  8-19-15 (Wed)
Layover:     0.7 days     
Depart:  8-20-15 (Thu)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,107.3 mi


Notes: 
USPS Only, $5 pick up fee

Address fill out:
Full Name: (Tara Howse, 19-AUG-15)/PCT Hiker
Company Name: c/0 Timberline Lodge Ski Area
Address 1: 27500 E Timberline Road
Address 2: WY'East Store
City: Timberline Lodge
State/Zip: OR 97028




28. Timberline Lodge to Cascade Locks  (2.1 days)
8-20-15 to 8-24-15
[-]

47.8 mi
4,140 ft EG
22.6 mi/day
1,954 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:G

Adjustments: none
Cascade Locks resupply exit    
Exit pt:  (on trail)
Detour:  on trail

Arrive:  8-22-15 (Sat)
Layover:     1.9 days     
Depart:  8-24-15 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,155.1 mi


Notes: 
Shasta time!



29. Cascade Locks to Trout Lake  (3.9 days)
8-24-15 to 8-28-15
[-]

82.8 mi
12,370 ft EG
21.1 mi/day
3,147 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:H

Adjustments: none
Trout Lake resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Road 23 crossing
Detour:  13.8mi road

Arrive:  8-27-15 (Thu)
Layover:     0.1 days     
Depart:  8-28-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,237.9 mi


Notes: 
Mail Label:
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 27-AUG-15
c/o Trout Lake Grocery
PO Box 132
Trout Lake, WA 98650



30. Trout Lake to White Pass  (3.0 days)
8-28-15 to 9-2-15
[-]

64.9 mi
8,452 ft EG
21.5 mi/day
2,800 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:H

Adjustments: none
White Pass resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 12 crossing
Detour:  .5mi road

Arrive:  8-31-15 (Mon)
Layover:     2.0 days     
Depart:  9-2-15 (Wed)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,302.8 mi


Notes: 
Adam possibly - Packwood 20 miles



31. White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass  (4.4 days)
9-2-15 to 9-7-15
[-]

99.0 mi
9,185 ft EG
22.4 mi/day
2,078 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:I

Adjustments: none
Snoqualmie Pass resupply exit    
Exit pt:  Interstate 90 crossing
Detour:  .3mi road

Arrive:  9-6-15 (Sun)
Layover:     0.6 days     
Depart:  9-7-15 (Mon)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,401.8 mi


Notes: 
Mail Label:
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 6-SEP-15
c/o Chevron Station
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068



32. Snoqualmie Pass to Highway 2 / Tye Cr. Lodge  (3.7 days)
9-7-15 to 9-11-15
[-]

74.5 mi
13,450 ft EG
20.4 mi/day
3,682 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:J

Adjustments: none
Highway 2 / Tye Cr. Lodge exit    
Exit pt:  Highway 2 crossing

Arrive:  9-10-15 (Thu)
Layover:     0.3 days     
Depart:  9-11-15 (Fri)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,476.3 mi


Notes: 
Stevens Pass
Must be UPS
No fee
Mail:
Tara Howse
C/O Stevens Pass, Through Hiker
93001 NE Stevens Pass Hwy, US 2
Skykomish, WA 98288



33. Highway 2 / Tye Cr. Lodge to Stehekin  (4.8 days)
9-11-15 to 9-15-15
[-]

97.8 mi
16,860 ft EG
20.6 mi/day
3,546 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:K

Adjustments: none
Stehekin resupply exit    
Exit pt:  High Bridge Campground
Detour:  11.0 mile road (bus available)

Arrive:  9-15-15 (Tue)
Layover:     0.0 days     
Depart:  9-15-15 (Tue)


Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,574.1 mi


Notes: 
Mail Label:
Tara Howse
PCT Hiker, ETA: 15-SEP-15
General Delivery
Stehekin, WA 98852



34. Stehekin to Manning Park  (4.2 days)
9-15-15 to 9-19-15
[-]

89.4 mi
13,353 ft EG
21.1 mi/day
3,147 ft/day


OR/WA guidebook:K, L

Adjustments: none
Manning Park finish    
Exit pt:  Highway 3 crossing

Arrive:  9-19-15 (Sat)
(finish)

Graph


Cumulative distance: 2,663.5 mi


Notes: 
-none-



US/Mexico Border to Manning Park
4-27-15 to 9-19-15 (4.9 months)
(northbound hike)

Days
125.8
days walking

0.0
on trail layover days

20.2
in town layover days
(8.0 in town "zero" days)


146.0
Total days
4.9
Total months


Averages
without layovers:
21.2 mi/day

2,506 ft/day


with layovers:
18.2 mi/day

2,160 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:
33





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.