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Halfmile's PCT Maps Updated For 2012

Halfmile’s  Pacific Crest Trail maps and GPS data have been updated for the 2012 hiking season.

Theses maps are the most current and accurate PCT maps available. They are created using GPS data logged while hiking the trail in 2007 – 2011. No other PCT maps are based on such ... Read more

Warner Springs Ranch closed pending sale

Warner Springs Ranch closed last week, apparently so it can finally be sold to the Pala Band of Mission Indians. The ranch is a hot spring resort near Pacific Crest Trail mile 110, popular with hikers. The sale was first announced back in 2009.

When I visited Warner Springs Ranch ... Read more

California snowpack near record lows

It’s still early so Pacific Crest Trail hikers should not put away that ice axe just yet, but the California Department of Water Resources reports the snowpack is one of the lowest on record so far this season. Southern Sierra snow is reported to be 26% of normal and central ... Read more

Stehekin Post Office Remains Open

The Stehekin Post Office will remain open! Ernie Swanson, spokesperson for the Washington state United States Postal Service has confirmed that the Stehekin office will stay open. “There’s really nowhere else to send people,” Mr. Swanson said. Great news! Credit goes to Trail Angel extraordinaire Andrea Dinsmore for being the ... Read more

Great Fire Burns PCT South of Scissors Crossing

The Great Fire is burning the Pacific Crest Trail south of Scissors Crossing. It has grown to 2,000 acres and is 20% contained.

Links News Reports: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/oct/02/brush-fire-burning-near-julian-grows-2000-acres/ http://www.cbs8.com/story/15595007/great-fire-prompts-evacuation-advisory-for-julian-proper-area?redirected=true http://ramona.patch.com/articles/great-fire-at-100-acres-in-scissors-crossing-area... Read more