PCT Itinerary

 

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
Agua Dulce 90.8 10615 5/17/15 No.
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
Reds Meadow 116.4 19375 6/15/15 No.
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
Manning Park 89.4 13353 10/6/15 Nope!