The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. It wanders through 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas, and 7 national parks, passing through 6 of North America’s 7 eco-zones.
We’re planning on starting April 16th, 2015 and ending October 3rd, 2015.
We are hiking the PCT for GOLD/BOLD, a YMCA program that helps get youth into the wild. Please consider donating to scholarships that provide low-income kids with incredible outdoor leadership opportunities.
Below is our tentative itinerary, showing the places we plan on resupplying and the dates we hope to be there. Please note that this is a very tentative itinerary. Instead of trying to keep on a tight schedule, we are trying to go with the flow.
Want to join us or send us a care package/letter? We’d love it! Please contact us to let us know when you’re planning on dropping by or to send us a package. We won’t be necessarily stopping for mail at each location, so let us know or we might miss it!
To send us a package, please label it: Arielle Parris or Jennifer (Avry) Martinson (so we both can pick it up) and “Hold for PCT Hiker. ETA: [date].” To make sure we get it, send it to us two weeks before you think we’ll arrive.
Want to know what to send? The things we love: Trader Joe’s Instant Coffee Packets (the cream and sugar are included!), dehydrated veggies (we found some on Amazon), single serving Gatorade packets, and baked goods (like three or four, as we can’t carry much). Things not to send: cheese (sadly), anything that won’t do well in heat, heavy stuff, and gear. What we want most: your letters/postcards — your support means the most to us!!!!
|Resupply Location||Section Distance||Section Elevation Gain||Estimated Arrival Date||Maildrop Address|
|Mt. Laguna*||42.3||5570||4/21/15||c/o Laguna Mountain Lodge, P.O. Box 146, Mt. Laguna, CA 91948|
|Warner Springs*||67.3||3567||4/25/15||General Delivery, Warner Springs, CA 92086|
|Idyllwild||69||10211||4/30/15||General Delivery, Idyllwild, CA 92549|
|Highway 18||95.5||12307||5/7/15||General Delivery, Big Bear City, CA 92314|
|Wrightwood||89.5||8090||5/12/15||c/o Mountain Hardware, P.O. Box 398, Wrightwood, CA 92397|
|Mojave**||103.9||11427||5/24/15||General Delivery, 2053 Belshaw Street, Mojave, CA 93501|
|Kennedy Meadows Store*||144.5||16011||6/2/15||c/o Kennedy Meadows General Store, 96740 Beach Meadow Road, Inyokern, CA 93527|
|Independence*||87.4||14287||6/8/15||General Delivery, Independence, CA 93526|
|Tuolumne Meadows*||36.1||4626||6/18/15||General Delivery, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389|
|Bridgeport*||75.6||12250||6/23/15||General Delivery, 29 Kingsley Street, Bridgeport, CA 93517|
|South Lake Tahoe**||74.7||7350||6/27/15||c/o Lake of the Sky Outfitter, 1023 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150|
|Truckee||62.8||8051||7/2/15||General Delivery, 10050 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA 96161|
|Sierra City*||41.8||3160||7/4/15||c/o Sierra Country Store, 213 Main Street, Sierra City, CA 96125|
|Belden/The Braatens*||91.6||10876||7/10/15||c/o The Braatens at Little Haven, P.O. Box 4, Belden, CA 95915|
|Chester||46.6||6925||7/13/15||General Delivery, Chester, CA 96020|
|Old Station||41.9||3405||7/16/15||General Delivery, Old Station, CA 96071|
|Burney Falls SP*||45.9||1457||7/18/15||c/o Burney Park Camp Store, McArthur Burney Falls State Park, 24900 State Highway 89, Burney, CA 96013|
|Mt. Shasta City**||82.9||8000||7/23/15||General Delivery, Mount Shasta, CA 96067|
|Etna||99.8||11144||7/29/15||General Delivery, 119 Diggles Street, Etna, CA 96027|
|Seiad Valley||55.8||4165||8/2/15||c/o Seiad Valley Store, 44719 Highway 96, Seiad Valley, CA 96086|
|Ashland**||64.5||10002||8/6/15||General Delivery, Ashland, OR 97520|
|Crater Lake (Mazama Village)*||103.8||9414||8/14/15||c/o Crater Lake Mazama Camp Store, Mazama Village, Crater Lake, OR 97604|
|Shelter Cove Resort*||81.8||7002||8/19/15||c/o Shelter Cover Resort, 27600 West Odell Lake Road, Highway 58, Crescent, OR 97733|
|Sisters*||77.3||5861||8/23/15||c/o Sisters Inn, P.O. Box 938, Sisters, OR 97759|
|Government Camp*||112.8||10550||8/30/15||General Delivery, Government Camp, OR 97028|
|Cascade Locks||52.8||5945||9/3/15||General Delivery, 461 WaNaPa Street, Cascade Locks, OR 97014|
|Trout Lake*||82.8||12370||9/8/15||General Delivery, Trout Lake, WA 98650|
|White Pass*||64.9||8452||9/13/15||c/o White Pass Rural Branch PO at the Kracker Barrel Store, 48851 US Highway 12, Naches, WA 98937|
|Snoqualmie Pass*||99||9185||9/18/15||c/o Chevron Station, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068|
|Skykomish*||74.5||13450||9/24/15||General Delivery, Skykomish, WA 98288|
|Stehekin*||97.8||16860||9/30/15||General Delivery, Stehekin, WA 98852|