Phase Two: PCT Thru-Hike

Below you will find our current (but absolutely flexible) plan for our Southbound (SoBo) Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Thru-Hike starting June, 2019. We have devised backup dates because we can’t begin until the roads to Hart’s Pass Campground are cleared of snow for safety. We will be on a tight timeline to get through the Sierra Nevada to Kennedy Meadows before the snow comes back. More to come!

Below the itinerary, you will also find our current anticipated resupply information for those of you wishing to send care packages. Note that we will clean this up closer to departure.

Section # of Days Optimal Dates Backup Dates Backup Dates #2 Expected Temperature
0 2 June 21-June 22 June 28-June 29 July 5-July 6 Avg. High/Low = 73/32
1 4 June 23-June 26 (Wed) June 30-July 3 July 7-July 10 Avg. High/Low = 73/32
2 5 June 27-July 1 (M) July 4-July 8 July 11-July 15 Avg. High/Low = 81/39
3 4 July 2-July 5 (F) July 9-July 12 July 16-July 19 Avg. High/Low = 71/40
4 5 July 6-July 10 (W) July 13-July 17 July 20-July 24 Avg. High/Low = 69/40
5 8 July 11-July 18 (Th) July 18-July 25 July 25-August 1 Avg. High/Low = 80/37
6 6 July 19-July 24 (W) July 26-July 31 August 2-August 7 Avg. High/Low = 79/40
7 5 July 25-July 29 (M) August 1-August 5 August 8-August 12 Avg. High/Low = 75/36
8 5 July 30-August 3 (S) August 6-August 10 August 13-August 17 Avg. High/Low = 75/36
9 5 August 4-August 8 (Th) August 11-August 15 August 18-August 22 Avg. High/Low = 80/40
10 6 August 9-August 14 (W) August 16-August 21 August 23-August 28 Avg. High/Low = 92/38
11 5 August 15-August 19 (M) August 22-August 26 August 29-Sept 2 Avg. High/Low = 91/38
12 7 August 20-August 26 (M) August 27-Sept 2 Sept 3-Sept 9 Avg. High/Low = 91/42
13 2 (Slackpack) August 27-August 28 (W) Sept 3-Sept 4 Sept 10-Sept 11 Avg. High/Low = 84/36
14 7 August 29-Sept 4 (W) Sept 5-Sept 11 Sept 12-Sept 18 Avg. High/Low = 84/36
15 5 Sept 5-Sept 9 (M) Sept 12-Sept 16 Sept 19-Sept 23 Avg. High/Low = 78/36
16 7 Sept 10-Sept 16 (M) Sept 17-Sept 23 Sept 24-Sept 30 Avg. High/Low = 65/31
17 3 Sept 17-Sept 19 (Th) Sept 24-Sept 26 October 1-October 3 Avg. High/Low = 66/28
18 8 Sept 20-Sept 27* (F) Sept 27-October 4* October 4-October 11* Avg. High/Low = 80/31
2 Zero Days Sept 28-Sept 29 October 5-October 6 October 12-October 13
19 8 Sept 30-October 7 (M) October 7-October 14 October 14-October 21 Avg. High/Low = 73/38
Zero Day October 8 October 15 October 22
20 8 October 9-October 16 (W) October 16-October 23 October 23-October 30 Avg. High/Low = 77/41
Zero Day October 17 October 24 October 31
21 4 October 18-October 21 (M) October 25-October 28 November 1-November 4 Avg. High/Low = 78/33
22 4 October 22-October 25 (F) October 28-October 31 November 5-November 8 Avg. High/Low = 86/32
23 3 October 26-October 28 (M) November 1-November 3 November 9-November 11 Avg. High/Low = 74/26
24 5 October 29-November 2 (S) November 4-November 8 November 12-November 16 Avg. High/Low = 69/33

Resupply Information by Section:

Section # of Days Starting Location Ending Location Resupply Location Information
0 2 Hart’s Pass Canada Border N/A
1 4 Monument Stehekin (sh; l) Stehekin Post Office; Stay At Lodge at Stehekin
2 5 Stehekin Skykomish (sh; l) Skykomish Post Office; Stay at Dinsmore’s Hiker Haven
3 4 Skykomish Snoqualmie Pass (sh; l) Snoqualmie Summit Inn (resupply link) (pack fuel)
4 5 Snoqualmie Pass White Pass White Pass Kracker Barrel Store (pack fuel/snacks)
5 8 White Pass Cascade Locks (sh; l) Cascade Locks Ale House (resupply link) Stay at Best Western?
6 6 Cascade Locks Big Lake Youth Camp (sh;l) Big Lake Youth Camp (resupply link) (pack fuel/snacks)
7 5 Big Lake Youth Camp Shelter Cove Resort (sh; l) Shelter Cove Resort (resupply link) (pack fuel/snacks)
8 5 Shelter Cove Resort Mazama Village (sh; l) Mazama Village Store (resupply link) (pack fuel)
9 5 Mazama Village Callahan’s Lodge (sh; l) Callahan’s Lodge (resupply link) (pack fuel/snacks)
10 6 Callahan’s Lodge Etna (sh; l) Etna PO; Stay at R&R Bunkhouse
11 5 Etna Castella (sh; l) Ammirati’s Market (pack fuel/snacks) (sh/l at Castle Crags SP)
12 7 Castella Old Station (sh; l) Mom Resupply (pack fuel); Lodging?
13 2 (Slackpack) Old Station State HWY Rte 36 (sh; l) Mom Resupply (pack fuel); Lodging?
14 7 State HWY Rte 36 Sierra City (sh; l) Mom Resupply (pack fuel)?; Lodging?
15 5 Sierra City South Lake Tahoe (sh; l) Mom Resupply (pack fuel)?; Lodging?
16 7 South Lake Tahoe Tuolumne Meadows Tuolumne Meadows PO (closes at 1pm on Sat)
17 3 Tuolumne Meadows Vermillion Valley (sh; l) Vermillion Valley Resort (resupply link)
18 8 Vermillion Valley Resort Kennedy Meadows (sh; l) John Resupply (pack fuel); Lodging?
2 Zero Days Kennedy Meadows
19 8 Kennedy Meadows Hikertown (sh; l) Hikertown Hostel
Zero Day Hikertown
20 8 Hikertown Wrightwood (sh; l) Mountain Hardware (resupply link); Lodging Options
Zero Day Wrightwood
21 4 Wrightwood Big Bear City (sh; l) Big Bear City PO; Lodging Options
22 4 Big Bear City Idyllwild (sh; l) Idyllwild Inn (resupply link) or Mom Resupply/Slackpack?
23 3 Idyllwild Warner Springs Mom Resupply or Slackpack?
24 5 Warner Springs Mexico Border Mom Pick Us Up?