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,, and

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Chips Fire closes PCT at Belden

Updated 7/29/12, 8:45 pm InciWeb reports the Chips Fire has closed the #PCT from Belden to Highway 36. Link:

Quincy (29 miles E of Belden on Hwy 70) has bus service to Chester 3 times per day:

A PCT-L message from Belden trail angels makes reference to a ... Read more