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.

A Warning To Southbound PCT Hikers

I received a letter yesterday from the Forest Service asking me to consider including the following notice on my PCT maps:

“Notice to Hikers and Equestrians traveling southbound from Manning Provincial Park Canada: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined that there is no legal southbound entry into the United ... Read more

PCT Film Festival – Call for Entries

A message from Ryan “Prodeal” Christensen: Its that time of year again! From outside my front door I can see the Sierra glisten under a mantle of white. Winter has arrived in the high country. Now is the time to start putting together your videos for the 2011 Pacific Crest ... Read more

17,987 SPOT Satellite Messengers

The SPOT Satellite Messenger is surprisingly popular with gadget loving Pacific Crest Trail hikers, and apparently a lot of other people too. Globalstar, the company behind the SPOT Messenger, released it’s quarterly financial results yesterday and reported a record 17,987 SPOT devices activated in July, August, and September. The company ... Read more