Author Archives: Lon "Halfmile" Cooper

About Lon "Halfmile" Cooper

Lon Cooper is a hiker, photographer, maker of Pacific Crest Trail maps, and volunteer blogger for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. He lives near San Diego, CA and is known as "Halfmile" on the PCT. Lon's other web sites include www.pctwater.com, www.pctmap.net, and www.lon.net.

Updated PCT Snow Information for 6/22

I am updating the Pacific Crest Trail snow information to use the “snow depth” data instead of the “snow water equivalent” data that I previously used. This information should be more useful for hikers. I have also changed a couple of the waypoints shown on the images and added some ... Read more

Vermilion Valley Resort Opened Today

Vermilion Valley Resort opened today. The ferry will be running in about a week.

———- PCT-L message ———- From: Vermilion Valley Resort Date: Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM Subject: [pct-l] VVR IS OPEN To: PCT List List

VVR opened TODAY. Yesterday, we had 4 thru-hikers pass through for ... Read more

Sick Thru-Hiker Rescued From San Jacinto

Quijote, a 34-year-old Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker from Louisville, KY who was sick suffering from altitude sickness and dehydration was helicoptered off Mount San Jacinto yesterday by the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit and the Riverside Sheriff. http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/cab11-0511.asp

t.Rex reports on the PCT-L that Quijote was suffering from food poisoning from ... Read more