Pacific Crest Trail SOBO

This is a collection of blog posts and resources about my Pacific Crest Trail which I hiked end-to-end southbound in 2016.2663 miles (4286 km) in 103 days.

Blog posts

  • Planning a resupply strategy for the PCT 29 Mar 2016

    On this blog I favour other more structured alternatives, but for making easilyeditable plans, Google Maps is great. I thought I’d share a few of theresources I put together for planning my resupply strategy.

  • Photography equipment on the PCT 29 Mar 2016

    Downside of being a hobby photographer: 22% of my entire gear weight is mycamera and half of my entire gear weight will be worn. Auch! Because of thisI’ve spent a lot of money on lowering the weight of all my other gear though.The camera is now the only luxury item I carry and I feel that justifies it’sweight.

Places visited

Note this list contains all locations I've ever visited in the countries of this trip. Some locations might be from other trips. You can have a look at the troute on the map to see which locations I actually visited.

  • Vancouver City in Canada

    Couchsurfed with Lizz and Vaughn. Did the Grouse Grind. Ate a lot of Vietnamese food.

  • Miami City in United States

    Visited with my family as well as alone, but I was too young to have seen anything of interest

  • Boynton Beach City in United States
  • Ocean Ridge City in United States

    Visiting my aunt who lives here

  • Seattle City in United States

    Preparing for PCT and met up with Simon.

  • Harts Pass Campground in United States

    Hiked up from the road with Simon after being dropped off by our Trail Angel Detour (Bert) who gave us a ride from Arlington. Met Mike, Joe and Tara (Floridian) and a few others I never met again. Arrived late afternoon, left early next morning.

  • Stehekin City in United States

    Reached the town with Simon and Mike at noon and left next day same time. Briefly met Drifter and hiked out with Joe and someone whose name I can't remember, no one saw him after Cascade Locks. Sent back ice axe and long underwear.

  • Steven's Pass Other in United States

    Had some issues finding a ride into Skykomish.

  • Skykomish City in United States

    Arrived evening and took a full zero with Simon, Mike and Joe. Stayed at the hotel, laundry in skirt, double dinner.

  • Snoqualmie Pass City in United States

    Arrived around noon, took the day and left following day around noon. Simon's last town before getting a ride back to Seattle by Dan (Aadvark). Met Bucket on the way in. Awesome food and wine. Mediocre pancakes at the Pancake House. New shoes didn't arrive. Left noon next day

  • White Pass Other in United States

    Arrived evening, got some leftovers and chips for dinner. Waited an entire day for new shoes to arrive. Mike showed up and we went to packwood after DHL dropped them off. Met my first North Bounder, Legend of all people.

  • Packwood City in United States

    Arrived afternoon with Mike, left early next morning with Cinch and French Fry. Cheapest hotel ever. Nice town.

  • Cascade Locks City in United States

    Met Glue and Brooke whom I missed up by Harts Pass. The day after Goat Rock's Wilderness I met Keith for the first time, met him again as I was eating ice cream in Cascade Locks. Took a zero and a full day.

  • Timberline Lodge Other in United States

    Arrived at 11ish, missed breakfast buffet. Great resupply from hiker box.

  • Olallie Lake Resort Campground in United States

    Arrived for some early breakfast coffee and left after one hour or so.

  • Big Lake Youth Camp Other in United States

    Arrived after having a lunch beer with a Trail Angle whose name I can't recall. Scratch knows. Got my resupply package, showered, and left.

  • Elk Lake Resort Campground in United States

    Arrived too early, no breakfast until 9am or something silly. Waited, charged, ate and left.

  • Shelter Cove Resort Campground in United States

    Got a care package from Marla.

  • Mazama Village City in United States

    Crater Lake rim trail was closed when I arrived, hitchhiked around and heard it would open the next day. Hitchhiked back and hiked it. Met Connecticut.

  • Callahan's Other in United States

    Arrived evening, had dinner and slept in their backyard. Met Connecticut again.

  • Ashland City in United States

    After Callahan's I went into Ashland, and took a full day off. Met Keith and we decided to hike out together the net day.

  • Seiad Valley City in United States

    First poison oak. Arrived late afternoon. Weird place. Left next day after breakfast.

  • Etna City in United States

    Perfect hitch, arrived late afteroon, ate, slept in motel and left early next morning.

  • Castella City in United States

    Nasty gas station area, arrived early evening, got a care package from Ann-Marie, left same night.

  • Burney Falls State Park City in United States

    Bad resupply, arrived and left pretty quickly to the ranch.

  • Burney Mountain Guest Ranch Other in United States

    Nice place, dinner, breakfast and spent the next day before night hiking Hat Creek's Rim.

  • Old Station City in United States

    Waited for Keith's package.

  • Drakesbad Guest Ranch Other in United States

    Waited for Keith's backpack. Met Sherpa who disappeared on the trail somewhere in Washington.

  • Belden City in United States

    Arrived early, had lunch, left same day. Festival town.

  • Sierra City City in United States

    Arrived early, all restaurants closed, had really expensive ice cream, left same day.

  • Truckee City in United States

    Perfect hitch, had dinner, yuppy marker resupply and went back to the trail to sleep. California girl had her car broken into by a bear.

  • Echo Lake Campground in United States

    Arrived noon, had ice cream and went into Tahoe.

  • South Lake Tahoe City in United States

    Arrived early afternoon, weird hitchhike guy, took a zero. Changed backpack, new shoes and picked up my tarp again.

  • Kennedy Meadow Resort Campground in United States

    Met Yakattack on the way, hitchhiked in together and had dinner, 4 ice creams and spent the night stealth camping in their campground. Had birthday breakfast.

  • Tuolumne Meadows City in United States

    Met Machine when he arrived on the bus coming from the Valley. Terrible place to eat. Left early afternoon.

  • Reds Meadow Campground Campground in United States

    Had lunch, resupplied for a long stretch and left.

  • Independence City in United States

    Arrived early, realized there's nothing in town so took the bus to Lone Pine. Saw Drifter on the way into Independence.

  • Lone Pine City in United States

    Looked for dinner, stayed in a motel and took the bus back the next morning after breakfast.

  • Kennedy Meadows Other in United States

    Caught up with drifter and arrived when the store was closed. Last day with breakfast following morning and met Scratch and Machine who hiked with.

  • Lake Isabella City in United States

    Arrived early noon and went back the same afternoon after having resupplied. Hiked with Machine.

  • Tehachapi City in United States

    Had amazing food, slept at Best Western, met Scratch, Machine and Drifter again.

  • Hikertown City in United States

    Arrived after dark, slept and left next morning. Arrived with Scratch and Machine and met Drifter the next morning. Didn't get my resupply package from Ann-Marie but the guy who runs the place drove ahead and left it for me on the trail. Met Cakes.

  • Lake Hughes City in United States

    Trail was closed so walked through Lake Hughes towards Green Valley. Scratch stayed in Green Valley.

  • Agua Dulce City in United States

    Arrived with Drifter and Machine came soon after. Met up with Keith's sister joined in. Had dinner and slept on the rail.

  • Wrightwood City in United States

    Arrived early, had terrible Mexican food, went back on trail the same day. Hiked with Cakes as well.

  • Cajon Pass Other in United States

    McDonald's was closed. Had coffee, snacks and continued on.

  • Big Bear Lake City in United States

    Arrived noon, spent the day and big part of the following day. Rented a cabin/house with Keith and his sister. Keith made breakfast. Had indian food. Alexis went back home.

  • Idyllwild City in United States

    Met up with Cakes again. Arrived early, had lunch in the grocery store and left.

  • Warner Springs City in United States

    Picked up my last care package from Ann Marie, continued after having eaten half of it.

  • Julian City in United States

    Met Cakes as she was hitchhiking into town. Had breakfast as well as apple pie and ice cream. Went back on trail after breakfast.

  • Mount Laguna City in United States

    Arrived for breakfast which ended up being ice cream. Keith had an entire refrigerator pie. Met Machine again.

  • Lake Morena City in United States

    Arrived in time for dinner which was amazing. Ate too much. Slept on the trail.

  • Campo City in United States

    Reached the border at 1:50pm together with Daddy Long Legs who I hiked with since Ashland. 2663 miles (4286 km) in 103 days. Only thru-hiker before us was Drifer who arrived the day before. Two other hikers arrived the day before him but they skipped sections up in Washington.

  • Pacific Crest Trail Trek in United States

    Hiked the entire PCT end-to-end from North to South in 103 days. 2663 miles or 4286 km.