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DANCES with MARMOTS
A Pacific Crest Trail Adventure


MILEAGES

(The South to North mileages below have been taken from the excellent Wilderness Press publication,
"The Pacific Crest Trail" Vols, 1&2, 1990)

The article "PCT Northbound Hiking Rates" is by courtesy of Steve Shuman.

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CALIFORNIA

MEXICAN BORDER TO WARNER SPRINGS

MEXICAN BORDER...0 MILES
1.2 miles
CAMPO...1.2 MILES
18.9 miles
LAKE MORENA COUNTY PARK...20.1 MILES
5.9 miles
BOULDER OAKS CAMPGROUND...26 MILES
6.7 miles
FRED CANYON ROAD 16S08...32.7 MILES
4.2 miles
LONG CANYON...36.9 MILES
4.6 miles
BURNT RANCHERIA CAMPGROUND...41.5 MILES
6.1 miles
SUNRISE HIGHWAY near LAGUNA CAMPGROUND...47.6 MILES
5.3 miles
PIONEER MAIL PICNIC AREA...52.9 MILES
9.1 miles
Jeep track to CUYAMACA RESERVOIR...62 MILES
16.6 miles
leave HIGHWAY 78 in SAN FELIPE VALLEY...78.6 MILES
23.8 miles
BARREL SPRING...102.4 MILES
8.7 miles
HIGHWAY 79 SW OF WARNER SPRINGS...111.1 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...111.1 MILES

WARNER SPRINGS TO SAN GORGONIO PASS

HIGHWAY 79 SW OF WARNER SPRINGS...0 MILES
1.8 miles
HIGHWAY 79 WEST OF WARNER SPRINGS...1.8 MILES
3.5 miles
AGUA CALIENTE CREEK ford...5.3 MILES
3.6 miles
LOST VALLEY ROAD TO INDIAN FLATS CAMPGROUND...8.9 MILES
10.8 miles
East shoulder of COMBS PEAK...19.7 MILES
8.1 miles
TULE CANYON ROAD TO TULE SPRING...27.8 MILES
6.5 miles
Jeep road to TERWILLIGER...34.3 MILES
8.9 miles
PINES-TO-PALMS HIGHWAY 74 TO ANZA...43.2 MILES
6.6 miles
TUNNEL SPRING TRAIL...49.8 MILES
4.1 miles
CEDAR SPRING TRAIL...53.9 MILES
3.5 miles
FOBES RANCH TRAIL...57.4 MILES
10.4 miles
TAHQUITZ VALLEY TRAIL...67.8 MILES
1.9 miles
SADDLE JUNCTION and trail to IDYLLWILD...69.7 MILES
6.2 miles
DEER SPRINGS CAMPGROUND...75.9 MILES
5.8 miles
FULLER RIDGE TRAILHEAD REMOTE CAMPSITE...81.7 MILES
18.2 miles
SNOW CANYON ROAD...99.9 MILES
3.6 miles
Near INTERSTATE 10 in SAN GORGONIO PASS...103.5 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...214.6 MILES

SAN GORGONIO PASS to INTERSTATE 15 near CAJON PASS

Near INTERSTATE 10 in SAN GORGONIO PASS...0 MILES
3.9 miles
Water fountain at MESA WIND STATION...3.9 MILES
6.8 miles
Camps by WHITEWATER RIVER ford...10.7 MILES
5.2 miles
EAST FORK MISSION CREEK ROAD...15.9 MILES
6.4 miles
Fork Springs...22.3 MILES
13.8 miles
COON CREEK JUMPOFF GROUP CAMP...36.1 MILES
9.8 miles
ARRASTRE TRAIL CAMP at DEER SPRING...45.9 MILES
12 miles
DOBLE TRAIL CAMP...57.9 MILES
6.4 miles
VAN DUSEN CANYON ROAD to BIG BEAR CITY...64.3 MILES
3.5 miles
HOLCOMB VALLEY ROAD to FAWNSKIN...67.8 MILES
7.2 miles
LITTLE BEAR SPRINGS TRAIL CAMP...75 MILES
8.7 miles
HOLCOMB CROSSING TRAIL CAMP...83.7 MILES
4.1 miles
Roads 2N34 and 3N15 to LAKE ARROWHEAD...87.8 MILES
9.4 miles
DEEP CREEK HOT SPRING...97.2 MILES
5 miles
MOJAVE RIVER FORKS RESERVOIR DAM...102.2 MILES
11 miles
Road 2N33 near CEDAR SPRINGS DAM...113.2 MILES
6 miles
SILVERWOOD LAKE AREA'S entrance road...119.2 MILES
7.1 miles
LITTLE HORSETHIEF CANYON'S dry creek bed...126.3 MILES
6.5 miles
INTERSTATE 15 near CAJON PASS...132.8 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...347.4 MILES

INTERSTATE 15 near CAJON PASS to AGUA DULCE

INTERSTATE 15 near CAJON PASS...0 MILES
5.5 miles
LONE PINE CANYON ROAD...5.5 MILES
3.7 miles
SHEEP CREEK TRUCK ROAD...9.2 MILES
12.9 miles
ACORN CANYON TRAIL to WRIGHTWOOD and GUFFY CAMPGROUND...22.1 MILES
7.1 miles
JACKSON FLAT CAMPGROUND...29.2 MILES
4 miles
LAMEL SPRING TRAIL...33.2 MILES
2 miles
LITTLE JIMMY CAMPGROUND...40.9 MILES
7.2 miles
RATTLESNAKE TRAIL...48.1 MILES
4.1 miles
COOPER CANYON TRAIL CAMPGROUND...52.2 MILES
6.4 miles
THREE POINTS...58.6 MILES
3.3 miles
SULPHUR SPRINGS CAMPGROUND...61.9 MILES
12.3 miles
MILL CREEK SUMMIT PICNIC AREA...74.2 MILES
11.8 miles
MESSENGER FLATS CAMPGROUND...86 MILES
5.5 miles
NORTH FORK SADDLE RANGER STATION...91.5 MILES
8.7 miles
SOLEDAD CANYON ROAD...100.2 MILES
9.2 miles
VASQUEZ ROCKS COUNTY PARK entrance...109.4 MILES
0.8 miles
AGUA DULCE...110.2 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...457.6 MILES

AGUA DULCE to HIGHWAY 58 near MOJAVE

AGUA DULCE...0 MILES
8.2 miles
BIG OAK SPRING TRAIL...8.2 MILES
1.9 miles
BOUQUET CANYON ROAD...10.1 MILES
6.1 miles
Road 6N09 in SPUNKY CANYON...16.2 MILES
6.3 miles
SAN FRANCISQUITO CANYON ROAD to GREEN VALLEY...22.5 MILES
7.6 miles
ELIZABETH LAKE CANYON ROAD to LAKE HUGHES...30.1 MILES
7 miles
UPPER SHAKE CAMPGROUND TRAIL...37.1 MILES
6 miles
ATMORE MEADOWS SPUR ROAD...43.1 MILES
4.3
BEAR CAMPGROUND...47.4 MILES
9.5 miles
THREE POINTS...56.9 MILES
3.9 miles
CALIFORNIA AQUADUCT...60.8 MILES
5.3 miles
Waterhole 1953+00...66.1 MILES
10.5 miles
COTTONWOOD CREEK BRIDGE...76.6 MILES
5 miles
140th Street West...81.6 MILES
5.8 miles
TEHACHAPI-WILLOW SPRINGS ROAD...87.4 MILES
6.2 miles
OAK CREEK ROAD...93.6 MILES
6.1 miles
HIGHWAY 58 near MOJAVE...99.7 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...557.3 MILES

HIGHWAY 58 to HIGHWAY 178

HWY 58 near MOJAVE...0 MILES
14.8 miles
CINCO...14.8 MILES
2.9 miles
CANTIL...17.7 MILES
5 miles Mouth of ALPHIE CANYON...22.7 MILES
5.7 miles
BUTTERBREDT SPRING...28.4 MILES
7.6 miles
reach PCT...36 MILES
13.1 miles
BIRD SPRING PASS...49.1 MILES
6 miles
Road toward YELLOW JACKET SPRING...55.1 MILES
6.7 miles
Road to McIVORS SPRING...61.8 MILES
7.3 miles
WALKER PASS CAMPGROUND spur trail...69.1 MILES
0.6 miles
HIGHWAY 178 at WALKER PASS...69.7 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...627 MILES

HIGHWAY 178 to MOUNT WHITNEY

WALKER PASS at HIGHWAY 178...0 MILES
8.5 miles
MOUNT JENKINS/OWENS PEAK SADDLE...8.5 MILES
7.6 miles
SPANISH NEEDLE CREEK...16.1 MILES
12.4 miles
CANEBRAKE ROAD near CHIMNEY CREEK CAMPGROUND...28.5 MILES
7.9 miles
LONG VALLEY LOOP ROAD...36.4 MILES
13 miles
SHERMAN PASS/KENNEDY MEADOWS ROAD near general store...49.4 MILES
2.2 miles
KENNEDY MEADOWS CAMPGROUND...51.6 MILES
11.7 miles
SOUTH FORK KERN RIVER bridge in MONACHE MEADOWS...63.3 MILES
3.8 miles
MONACHE MEADOWS/OLANCHA PASS trail...67.1 MILES
4 miles
Saddle west of OLANCHA PEAK...71.1 MILES
6.1 miles
DEATH CANYON creek...77.2 MILES
13.2 miles
MULKEY STOCK DRIVEWAY at MULKEY PASS...90.4 MILES
0.8 miles
TRAIL PASS TRAIL at TRAIL PASS...91.2 MILES
4.8 miles
COTTONWOOD PASS TRAIL at COTTONWOOD PASS...96 MILES
0.6 miles
CHICKEN SPRING LAKE'S outlet stream...96.6 MILES
10.1 miles
ROCK CREEK crossing...106.7 MILES
6 miles
MOUNT WHITNEY lateral/CRABTREE MEADOWS...112.7 MILES
0.8 miles
JOHN MUIR TRAIL junction...113.5 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...740.5 MILES

Mt.WHITNEY to TUOLUMNE MEADOWS


JOHN MUIR trail above CRABTREE MEADOWS...0 MILES
3.3 miles
WALLACE CREEK...3.3 MILES
5.3 miles
LAKE SOUTH AMERICA trail...8.6 MILES
4.3 miles
FORESTER PASS...12.9 MILES
8 miles
BUBBS CREEK trail 20.9 MILES
2.2 miles
KEARSARGE PASS trail...23.1 MILES
2.3 miles
GLEN PASS...25.4 MILES
8.3 miles
WOODS CREEK...33.7 MILES
7.1 miles
PINCHOT PASS...40.8 MILES
4.3 miles
SOUTH FORK KINGS RIVER...45.1 MILES
5.2 miles
MATHER PASS...50.3 MILES
10.2 miles
MIDDLE FORK KINGS RIVER...60.5 MILES
3.3 miles
BISHOP PASS trail...63.8 MILES
7 miles
MUIR PASS...70.8 MILES
4.6 miles
EVOLUTION LAKE INLET...75.4 MILES
7.1 miles
EVOLUTION CREEK in EVOLUTION MEADOW...82.5 MILES
5.1 MILES
PIUTE PASS trail...87.6 MILES
1.8 miles
FLORENCE LAKE trail...89.4 MILES
7.6 miles
SELDEN PASS...97 MILES
14.7 miles
MONO CREEK...111.7 MILES
7 miles
SILVER PASS...118.7 MILES
4.8 miles
TULLEY HOLE...123.5 MILES
6.3 miles
DUCK LAKE outlet...129.8 MILES
11.5 miles
REDS MEADOW...141.3 MILES
7.8 miles
AGNEW MEADOWS TRAILHEAD...149.1
7.8 miles
THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE outlet...156.9 MILES
3.2 miles
RUSH CREEK FORKS...160.1 MILES
3.4 miles
DONOHUE PASS...163.5 MILES
4 miles
LYELL BASE CAMP...167.5 MILES
9.7 miles
HIGHWAY 120 in TUOLUMNE MEADOWS...177.2 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...917.7 MILES

TUOLUMNE MEADOWS to SONORA PASS


HIGHWAY 120 in TUOLUMNE MEADOWS...0 MILES
6 miles
GLEN AULIN...6 MILES
8 miles
VIRGINIA CANYON trail...14 MILES
3.6 miles
MILLER LAKE...17.6 MILES
2.2 miles
MATTERHORN CANYON trail...19.8 MILES
4.5 miles
BENSON PASS...24.3 MILES
1.9 miles
SMEDBERG LAKE...26.2 MILES
4.6 miles
BENSON LAKE...30.8 MILES
3.1 miles
SEAVEY PASS...33.9 MILES
4.4 miles
LOWER KERRICK CANYON...38.3 MILES
7.4 miles
WILMER LAKE...45.7 MILES
10.5 miles
DOROTHY LAKE PASS...56.2 MILES
5.5 miles
WEST FORK WEST WALKER RIVER bridge...61.7 MILES
6.6 miles
Leave jeep road at switchback...68.3 MILES
8.1 miles
HIGHWAY 108 at SONORA PASS...76.4 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...994.1 MILES

SONORA PASS to ECHO LAKE RESORT


HIGHWAY 108 at SONORA PASS...0 MILES
4.1 miles
WOLF CREEK LAKE saddle...4.1 MILES
5.2 miles
EAST CARSON RIVER trail...9.3 MILES
8.3 miles
GOLDEN CANYON...17.6 MILES
6.5 miles
ASA LAKE'S outlet creek...24.1 MILES
2.9 miles
NOBLE LAKE...27 MILES
3.8 miles
HIGHWAY 4 near EBBETTS PASS...30.8 MILES
5.1 miles
EAGLE CREEK...35.9 MILES
4.4 miles
RAYMOND LAKE trail...40.3 MILES
8.2 miles
BLUE LAKES ROAD...48.5 MILES
4.2 miles
LOST LAKES spur road...52.7 MILES
5.9 miles
Rejoin TAHOE-YOSEMITE TRAIL near FROG LAKE...58.6 MILES
0.8 miles
HIGHWAY 88 at CARSON PASS...59.4 MILES
5.3 miles
East shore of SHOWERS LAKE...64.7 MILES
9 miles
HIGHWAY 50 near LITTLE NORWAY...73.7 MILES
1.5 miles
ECHO LAKE RESORT...75.2 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1069.3 MILES

ECHO LAKE RESORT to INTERSTATE 80


ECHO LAKE RESORT...0 MILES
6.1 miles
LAKE ALOHA...6.1 MILES
7.2 miles
DICKS PASS...13.3 MILES
3.8 miles
Junction above Sth shore of MIDDLE VELMA LAKE...17.1 MILES
9 miles
RICHARDSON LAKE'S NW corner...26.1 MILES
1.9 miles
McKINNEY-RUBICON SPRINGS ROAD...28 MILES
4.3 miles
FOREST ROUTE 3 near BARKER PASS...32.3
2.4 miles
NORTH FORK CAMPWOOD CREEK campsites...34.7 MILES
9 miles
FIVE LAKES TRAIL...43.7 MILES
5.9 miles
GRANITE CHIEF TRAIL to SQUAW VALLEY...49.6 MILES
3.7 miles
TINKER KNOB saddle...53.3 MILES
7.4 miles
OLD HIGHWAY 40 near DONNER PASS...60.7 MILES
3 miles
Trailhead parking lateral near I-80...63.7 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1133 MILES

INTERSTATE 80 to HIGHWAY 49


TRAILHEAD PARKING LATERAL NEAR I-80...0 MILES
4.2 miles
PETER GRUBB HUT...4.2 MILES
4.1 miles
MAGONIGAL CAMP jeep road...8.3 MILES
7.6 miles
MEADOW LAKE ROAD 19N11...15.9 MILES
11.6 miles
ROAD 07 near JACKSON MEADOW RESERVOIR...27.5 MILES
6.3 miles
MILTON CREEK crossing...33.8 MILES
2 miles
Closed road to WILD PLUM CAMPGROUND...35.8 MILES
2.6 miles
HIGHWAY 49 near SIERRA CITY...38.4 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1171.4 MILES

highway 49 to HIGHWAY 70


HIGHWAY 49 near SIERRA CITY...0 MILES
7.2 miles
SIERRA BUTTES jeep trail...7.2 MILES
2.6 miles
PACKER LAKE saddle...9.8 MILES
4.4 miles
SUMMIT LAKE road...14.2 MILES
9 miles
Saddle with a small pond...23.2 MILES
3.6 miles
A Tree saddle...26.8 MILES
7.6 miles
JOHNSVILLE-GIBSONVILLE ROAD...34.4 MILES
4.5 miles
Unamed lake below BUNKER HILL RIDGE...38.9 MILES
3.6 miles
QUINCY-LaPORTE ROAD...42.5 MILES
7.3 miles
BLACK ROCK CREEK ROAD 22N56...49.8 MILES
1.2 miles
Leave PCT for FOWLER LAKE...51 MILES
7.4 miles
MIDDLE FORK FEATHER RIVER...58.4 MILES
3.5 miles
BEAR CREEK...61.9 MILES
6.8 miles
LOOKOUT ROCK...68.7 MILES
3.6 miles
BIG CREEK ROAD 33N56...72.3 MILES
4.8 miles
BUCKS SUMMIT...77.1 MILES
5.6 miles
SILVER LAKE trail...82.7 miles
4.4 miles
CLEAR CREEK...87.1 MILES
9.1 miles
HIGHWAY 70 at BELDEN TOWN bridge...96.2 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1267.6 MILES

HIGHWAY 70 to BURNEY FALLS


HIGHWAY 70 at BELDEN TOWN BRIDGE...0 MILES
6.2 miles
WILLIAMS CABIN flat...6.2 MILES
6.8 miles
POISON SPRING...13 MILES
6.3 miles
HUMBUG ROAD at COLD SPRINGS...19.3 MILES
6.8 miles
HUMBOLDT ROAD at HUMBOLDT SUMMIT...26.1 MILES
6.2 miles
Saddle Sth of CARTER MEADOW...32.3 MILES
10.5 miles
SOLDIER CREEK SPRINGS...42.8 MILES
3.7 miles
HIGHWAY 36...46.5 MILES
3.2 miles
STOVER CAMP...49.7 MILES
6.7 miles
CHESTER-CHILDS MEADOWS ROAD...56.4 MILES
8.5 miles
WARNER VALLEY CAMPGROUND...64.9 MILES
7.6 miles
North end of LOWER TWIN LAKE...72.5 MILES
5.6 miles
East end of BADGER FLAT...78.1 MILES
5.4 miles
ROAD 32N12...83.5 MILES
9 miles
Spur trail to BAKER SPRING campsite...92.5 MILES
4.5 miles
HIGHWAY 44 trailhead parking area...97 MILES
4.3 miles
Route NW to GRASSY LAKE...101.3 MILES
6.8 miles
HAT CREEK RIM FIRE LOOKOUT...108.1 MILES
2.8 miles
Road 22...110.9 MILES
8.8 miles
CASSEL-FALL RIVER MILLS ROAD...119.7 MILES
4.3 miles
PG&E Road south to CASSEL...124 MILES
4.2 miles
HIGHWAY 299...128.2 MILES
7.8 miles
BURNEY FALLS...136 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1403.6 MILES

BURNEY FALLS TO CASTLE CRAGGS


BURNEY FALLS...0 MILES
5.4 miles
ROCK CREEK...5.4 MILES
8.7 miles
PEAVINE CREEK...14.1 MILES
2.8 miles
Road junction Sth base of RED MOUNTAIN...16.9 MILES
4.6 miles
Saddle west of HARLOW FLAT ROAD...21.5 MILES
4.6 miles
Road SE down to pond...26.1 MILES
3.3 miles
Springs at MOOSEHEAD CREEK'S headwaters...29.4 MILES
4.8 miles
TATE CREEK ROAD...34.2 MILES
2.6 miles
ALDER CREEK TRAIL...36.8 MILES
5.3 miles
GRIZZLY PEAK LOOKOUT Road...42.1 MILES
2.1 miles
DEER CREEK...44.2 MILES
8 miles
McCLOUD-BIG BEND ROAD...52.2 MILES
2.7 miles
AH-DI-NA CAMPGROUND Road...54.9 MILES
11.1 miles
SQUAW VALLEY CREEK...66 MILES
5.7 miles
GIRARD RIDGE ROAD...71.7 MILES
4.9 miles
FALL CREEK...76.6 MILES
5.8 miles
INTERSTATE 5 near CASTLE CRAGS STATE PARK...82.4 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1486 MILES

CASTLE CRAGS TO ETNA SUMMIT


INTERSTATE 5 near CASTLE CRAGS STATE PARK...0 MILES
6.6 miles
SULPHUR CREEK...6.6 MILES
3.4 MILES
Section 31 tributary of Nth FORK CASTLE CREEK...10 MILES
5.7 miles
Crest saddle 5983...15.7 MILES
6.7 miles
TRINITY DIVIDE...22.4 MILES
2.3 miles
ROAD 40N30...24.7 MILES
5.6 miles
PORCUPINE LAKE trail...30.3 MILES
5.4 miles
Upper DEADFALL LAKE...35.7 MILES
3.3 miles
PARKS CREEK ROAD 42N17...39 MILES
8.4 miles
BULL LAKE saddle...47.4 MILES
7.9 miles
MASTERSON MEADOW saddle...55.3 MILES
4.4 miles
HIGHWAY 3 at SCOTT MOUNTAIN SUMMIT...59.7 MILES
8.1 miles
E. BOULDER LAKE/MARSHY LAKES saddle...67.8 MILES
6 miles
TRAIL 8WO7 nera SECTION LINE LAKE...73.8 MILES
5.8 miles
FOREST HIGHWAY 93 at CARTERMEADOWS SUMMIT...79.6 MILES
6.2 miles
SE rim of SOUTH RUSSIAN CREEK CANYON...85.8 MILES
4.8 miles
Slopes before STATUE LAKE...90.6 MILES
3.3 miles
PAYNES LAKE...93.9 MILES
4.2 miles
UPPER RUFFEY LAKE saddle...98.1 MILES
1.7 miles
SOMES BAR-ETNA ROAD at ETNA SUMMIT...99.8 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1585.8 MILES

ETNA SUMMIT TO SEIAD VALLEY


SOMES BAR-ETNA ROAD at ETNA SUMMIT...0 MILES
11.2 miles
SHELLY FORK TRAIL/SHELLY MEADOWS TRAIL...11.2 MILES
4.8 miles
KIDDER LAKE TRAIL...16 MILES
4.6 miles
RED ROCK VALLEY TRAIL/west COLD SPRING TRAIL...20.6 MILES
3.3 miles
MARBLE VALLEY G.S./CANYON CREEK TRAIL...23.9 MILES
5.3 miles
PARADISE LAKE...29.2 MILES
1.6 miles
BEAR LAKE-TURK LAKE trails...30.8 MILES
4 miles
BUCKHORN SPRING...34.8 MILES
7.8 miles
GRIDER CREEK TRAIL at ROAD 46N72...42.6 MILES
7 miles
GRIDER CREEK TRAIL at GRIDER CREEK CAMPGROUND...49.6 MILES
6.5 miles
HIGHWAY 96 at SEIAD VALLEY...56.1 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1641.9 MILES

SEIAD VALLEY TO INTERSTATE 5 IN OREGON


HIGHWAY 96 AT SEIAD VALLEY...0 MILES
6.5 miles
LOWER DEVILS PEAK saddle...6.5 MILES
8.6 miles
COOK AND GREEN PASS...15.1 MILES
5.3 miles
LOWDENS CABIN site...20.4 MILES
7.5 miles
ALEX HOLE CAMP entrance...27.9 MILES
2.3 miles
MUD SPRING spur road...30.2 MILES
2.4 miles
BEARGROUND SPRING...32.6 MILES
1.3 miles
WARDS FORK GAP...33.9 MILES
2.8 miles
CALIFORNIAN/OREGON BORDER...36.7 MILES

OREGON BORDER


4.4 miles
SHEEP CAMP SPRING...41.I MILES
2.3 miles
WRANGLE GAP...43.4 MILES
5.4 miles
LONG JOHN SADDLE...48.8 MILES
5 miles
GROUSE GAP...53.8 MILES
3.8 miles
ROAD 2080...57.6 MILES
6.9 miles
INTERSTATE 5 near MT. ASHLAND ROAD 20...64.5 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1706.4 MILES

INTERSTATE 5 near SISKIYOU PASS TO HIGHWAY 140 near FISH LAKE


INTERSTATE 5 near MT. ASHLAND ROAD 20...0 MILES
4.6 miles
Cross UPPER PILOT ROCK CREEK ROAD...4.6 MILES
5 miles
Fenced-in spring...9.6 MILES
4.3 miles
HOBART BLUFF spur trail...13.9 MILES
3.4 miles
HIGHWAY 66 AT GREEN SPRINGS SUMMIT...17.3 MILES
4.8 miles
LITTLE HYATT RESERVOIR...22.1 MILES
1.5 miles
HYATT LAKE CAMPGROUND spur trail...23.6 MILES
7.9 miles
Road to KLUM LANDING CAMPGROUND...31.5 MILES
1.9 miles
KENO ACCESS ROAD...33.4 MILES
9.1 miles
DEAD INDIAN ROAD...42.5 MILES
11.5 miles
HIGHWAY 140 near FISH LAKE...54 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1760.4 MILES

HGWY 140 NEAR FISH LAKE TO HGWY 138 NEAR THE CASCADE CREST


HIGHWAY 140 near FISH LAKE...0 MILES
4.7 miles
MT. McLOUGHLIN TRAIL, westbound...4.7 MILES
9.2 MILES
RED LAKE TRAIL (cross the alternate route)...13.9 MILES
9.6 miles
SNOW LAKES TRAIL (end of alternate route)...23.5 MILES
2.4 miles
DEVILS PEAK/LEE PEAK saddle...25.9 MILES
5.9 miles
MIDDLE FORK BASIN TRAIL to RANGERS SPRINGS...31.8 MILES
4.6 miles
JACK SPRING spur trail...36.4 MILES
7.3 miles
NE end STUART FALLS TRAIL...43.7 MILES
5.2 miles
HIGHWAY 62...48.9 MILES
6.5 miles
LIGHTNING SPRINGS TRAIL...55.4 MILES
7.9 miles
RED CONE SPRING...63.3 MILES
3.9 miles
NORTH-rim access road...67.2 MILES
8.8 miles
HIGHWAY 138 near the CASCADE crest...76 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1836.4 MILES

HGWY 138 NEAR THE CASCADE CREST TO HGWY 58 NEAR WILLAMETTE PASS


HGWY 138 NEAR THE CASCADE CREST...0 MILES
6.2 miles
MT. THIELSEN TRAIL...6.2 MILES
2.2 miles
THIELSEN CREEK TRAIL...8.4 MILES
3.1 miles
HOWLOCK MOUNTAIN TRAIL...11.5 MILES
6.8 miles
MAIDU LAKE TRAIL...18.3 MILES
6.2 miles
TOLO CAMP...24.5 MILES
5.9 miles
WINDIGO PASS...30.4 MILES
7 miles
Stagnant pond (6380ft)...37.4 MILES
5.7 miles
ROAD 6010 NEAR SUMMIT LAKE CAMPGROUND...43.1 MILES
12 miles
Unamed lake (6030ft)...55.1 MILES
3.1 miles
MIDNIGHT LAKE...58.2 MILES
1.5 miles
PENGRA PASS...59.7 MILES
1.6 miles
HGWY 58 NEAR WILLAMETTE PASS...61.3 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1897.7 MILES

HGWY 58 NEAR WILLAMETTE PASS TO HGWY 242 AT McKENZIE PASS


HGWY 58 NEAR WILLAMETTE PASS...0 MILES
2.2 miles
LOWER ROSARY LAKE...2.2 MILES
7 miles
MOORE CREEK TRAIL TO BOBBY LAKE...9.2 MILES
7.6 miles
CHARLTON LAKE TRAIL...16.8 MILES
5.6 miles
ROAD 600 AT IRISH LAKE...22.4 MILES
13.4 miles
CLIFF LAKE TRAIL
8.9 miles
ISLAND MEADOW TRAIL TO ELK LAKE...44.7 MILES
5.7 miles
CAMELOT LAKE...50.4 MILES
4.4 miles
NORTH FORK OF MESA CREEK...54.8 MILES
10.3 miles
GLACIER WAY TRAIL...65.1 MILES
3.1 miles
MINNIE SCOTT SPRING...68.2 MILES
3.4 miles
SOUTH MATTHIEU LAKE...71.6 MILES
2.7 miles
TRAIL TO LAVA CAMP LAKE...74.3 MILES
1.4 miles
HGWY 242 AT McKENZIE PASS...75.7 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...1973.4 MILES

HGWY 242 AT McKENZIE PASS TO HGWY 35 NEAR BARLOW PASS


HGWY 242 AT McKENZIE PASS...0 MILES
7.3 miles
WASHINGTON PONDS spur trail...7.3 MILES
2.4 miles
COLDWATER SPRING...9.7 MILES
7.4 miles
HGWY 20 AT SANTIAM PASS...17.1 MILES
10.2 miles
MINTO PASS...27.3 MILES
3.7 miles
ROCKPILE LAKE...31 MILES
6.9 miles
START OF PAMELIA LAKE ALTERNATE ROUTE...37.9 MILES
1.8 miles
SHALE LAKE...39.7 MILES
4.5 miles
END OF PAMELIA LAKE ALTERNATE ROUTE...44.2 MILES
6.1 miles
TRAIL NORTH TO SCOUT LAKE...50.3 MILES
6.6 miles
SKYLINE ROAD 42 NEAR BREITENBUSH LAKE...56.9 MILES
6.5 miles
SKYLINE ROAD 42 NEAR OLALLIE LAKE GUARD STATION...63.4 MILES
3.7 miles
JUDE LAKE...67.1 MILES
6 miles
LEMITI CREEK...73.1 MILES
11.1 miles
WARM SPRINGS RIVER...84.2 MILES
8.5 miles
MILLER TRAIL TO CLACKAMAS LAKE CAMPGROUND...92.7 MILES
6.8 miles
LITTLE CRATER LAKE TRAIL...99.5 MILES
8 miles
HGWY 26 AT WAPINITIA PASS...107.5 MILES
5 miles
HGWY 35 NEAR BARLOW PASS...112.5 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...2085.9 MILES

HGWY 35 NEAR BARLOW PASS TO INTERSTATE 84 AT BRIDGE OF THE GODS


HGWY 35 NEAR BARLOW PASS...0 MILES
3.6 miles
JOIN THE TIMBERLINE TRAIL...3.6 MILES
1.4 miles
TIMBERLINE LODGE...5 MILES
4.6 miles
PARADISE PARK SHELTER...9.6 MILES
6 miles
RAMONA FALLS...15.6 MILES
5.3 miles
LEAVE THE TIMBERLINE TRAIL...20.9 MILES
2.8 miles
LOLO PASS...23.7 MILES
4.3 miles
HUCKLEBERRY MOUNTAIN TRAIL...28 MILES
8.2 miles
INDIAN SPRINGS CAMPGROUND...36.2 MILES
2.6 miles
WAHTUM LAKE AT EAGLE CREEK TRAIL JUNCTION...38.8 MILES (Eagle Creek trail is a well recommended alternate route)
4.8 miles
CAMP SMOKEY saddle...43.6 MILES
3.7 miles
TEAKETTLE SPRING...47.3 MILES
3 miles
LATERAL TRAIL TO HERMAN CREEK...50.3 MILES
4.1 miles
BRIDGE OF THE GODS East end...54.4 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...2140.3 MILES

WASHINGTON

HGWY 14 AT BRIDGE OF THE GODS TO HGWY 12 NEAR WHITE PASS


BRIDGE OF THE GODS West end...0 MILES
3.8 miles
GILLETTE LAKE...3.8 MILES
5.9 miles
SPRING NEAR TABLE MOUNTAIN...9.7 MILES
5.6 miles
SPUR TRAIL TO THREE CORNER ROCK WATER TROUGH...15.3 MILES
5 miles
ROCK CREEK...20.3 MILES
5.8 miles
SUNSET-HEMLOCK ROAD 41...26.1
4 miles
ROAD 43 ALONGSIDE TROUT CREEK...30.1 MILES
5.4 miles
ROAD 65 NEAR PANTHER CREEK CAMPGROUND
8.7 miles
BIG HUCKLEBERRY MOUNTAIN summit trail...44.2 MILES
6.8 miles
ROAD 60 AT CREST CAMPGROUND...51 MILES
7.4 miles
BLUE LAKE...58.4 MILES
3 miles
BEAR LAKE 61.4 MILES
6.3 miles
ROAD 24...67.7 MILES
8.8 miles
ROAD 88...76.5 MILES
5.8 miles
ROAD 23...82.3 MILES
6.6 miles
ROUND THE MOUNTAIN TRAIL...88.9 MILES
8.8 miles
KILLEN CREEK cascade...97.7 MILES
5 miles
LAVA SPRING...102.7 MILES
3.6 miles
EAST-WEST ROAD NEAR MIDWAY SITE...106.3 MILES
11.7 miles
WALUPT LAKE TRAIL...118 MILES
4.5 miles
SHEEP LAKE NEAR NANNIE RIDGE TRAIL...122.5 MILES
4.5 miles
TRAIL 86 TO BYPASS CAMP...127 MILES
2.1 miles
DANA MAY YELVERTON SHELTER...129.1 MILES
6.9 miles
TIETON PASS...136 MILES
7.5 miles
WHITE PASS CHAIR LIFT SPUR TRAIL...143.5 MILES
3.5 miles
HGWY 12 NEAR WHITE PASS...147 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...2287.3 MILES

HGWY 12 NEAR WHITE PASS TO INTERSTATE 90 AT SNOQUALMIE PASS


HGWY 12 NEAR WHITE PASS...0 MILES
5.8 miles
BUESCH LAKE...5.8 MILES
6.7 miles
BUMPING RIVER FORD BY BUMPING LAKE TRAIL...12.5 MILES
11.7 miles
DEWEY LAKE...24.2 MILES
3.2 miles
HGWY 410 AT CHINOOK PASS...27.4 MILES
2.2 miles
SHEEP LAKE...29.6 MILES
8.5 miles
BIG CROW BASIN SPRING NEAR NORSE PEAK TRAIL...38.1 MILES
7.1 miles
ARCH ROCK SHELTER SPUR TRAIL...45.2 MILES
5 miles
CAMP URICH AT GOVERNMENT MEADOW...50.2 MILES
4.8 miles
Unamed spring 2.1 miles NE of WINDY GAP...55 MILES
6 miles
GRANITE CREEK TRAIL ON BLOWOUT MOUNTAIN...61 MILES
8 miles
SHEETS PASS...69 MILES
9.3 miles
STAMPEDE PASS...78.3 MILES
5.1 miles
STIRRUP CREEK...83.4 MILES
4.4 miles
MIRROR LAKE...87.8 MILES
6.9 miles
LODGE LAKE...94.7 MILES
1.8 miles
INTERSTATE 90 AT SNOQUALMIE PASS...96.5 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...2383.8 MILES

INTERSTAE 90 AT SNOQUALMIE PASS TO HGWY 2 AT STEVENS PASS


INTERSTATE 90 AT SNOQUALMIE PASS...0 MILES
7 miles
RIDGE LAKE AND GRAVEL LAKE...7 MILES
8.2 miles
PARK LAKES campsites...15.2 MILES
6.5 miles
LEMAH CREEK...21.7 MILES
9.8 miles
WAPTUS BURN TRAIL...31.5 MILES
4.8 miles
WAPTUS RIVER...36.3 MILES
7.7 miles
DEEP LAKE...44 MILES
3.2 miles
CATHEDRAL PASS...47.2 MILES
5.3 miles
DECEPTION PASS...52.5 MILES
3.4 miles
DECEPTION LAKES outlet creek...55.9 MILES
4 miles
GLACIER LAKE CAMPSITE...59.9 MILES
6.5 miles
HOPE LAKE...66.4 MILES
3.8 miles
LAKE SUSAN JANE...70.2 MILES
4.3 miles
HGWY 2 at STEVENS PASS...74.5 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...2458.3 MILES

HGWY 2 AT STEVENS PASS TO HGWY 20 AT RAINY PASS


HGWY 2 AT STEVENS PASS...0 MILES
5.5 miles
LAKE VALHALLA...5.5 MILES
4 miles
JANICE CABIN...9.5 MILES
7.1 miles
WENATCHEE PASS...16.6 MILES
1.6 miles
PEAR LAKE...18.2 MILES
9.9 miles
LAKE SALLY ANN...28.1 MILES
4.7 miles
INDIAN PASS...32.8 MILES
3.9 miles
WHITE PASS...36.7 MILES
1.9 miles
RED PASS...38.6 MILES
7.3 miles
WHITE CHUCK TRAIL...45.9 MILES
1.6 miles
KENNEDY RIDGE TRAIL...47.5 MILES
7.2 miles
FIRE CREEK PASS...54.7 MILES
4 miles
MILK CREEK TRAIL...58.7 MILES
5.3 miles
DOLLY VISTA CAMPSITE...64 MILES
7.5 miles
SUIATTLE RIVER access trail...71.5 MILES
4.9 miles
MINERS CREEK...76.4 MILES
3 miles
RAILROAD CREEK TRAIL TO HOLDEN...79.4 MILES
6.5 miles
HEMLOCK CAMP...85.9 MILES
7 miles
FIVE MILE CAMP...92.9 MILES
5 miles
AGNES CREEK TRAILHEAD ON STEHEKIN RIVER ROAD...97.9 MILES
5.3 miles
BRIDGE CREEK TRAILHEAD ON STEHEKIN RIVER ROAD...103.2 MILES
6.2 miles
SIX MILE CAMP...109.4 MILES
8.3 miles
HGWY 20 AT RAINY PASS...117.7 MILES - TOTAL SO FAR...2576 MILES

HGWY 20 AT RAINY PASS TO HGWY 3 IN MANNING PARK, CANADA


HGWY 20 AT RAINY PASS...0 MILES
5.1 miles
CUTTHROAT PASS...5.1 MILES
5.5 miles
METHOW PASS...10.6 MILES
10.6 miles
GLACIER PASS...21.2 MILES
9.3 miles
HARTS PASS...30.5 MILES
5.2 miles
WINDY PASS...35.7 MILES
8.6 miles
HOLMAN PASS...44.3 MILES
5.9 miles
WOODY PASS...50.2 MILES
5.1 miles
HOPKINS PASS...55.3 MILES
6.6 miles
US-CANADIAN BORDER AT MONUMENT 78...61.9 MILES
7.2 miles
HGWY 3 IN MANNING PARK, CANADA...69.1 MILES - GRAND TOTAL...2645.1 MILES
(Allow a few extra miles for sidetracks and wrong turns!)

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The following article was written by Steve Shuman and is compiled from several thru-hiker journals that can give some idea of a typical PCT hiker's progress along the trail...

PCT Northbound Hiking Rates

by Steve Shuman

I have gone through PCT journals at trailjournals.com for the hiking seasons of 2000 to 2013 and have found enough thorough journals for thru-hikers to publish a kind of statistical abstract for the PCT similar to what I have done in the past for the AT, with a primary focus on how many miles hikers cover each day in various sections.

I have divided the trail into eight sections. In order to capture the phenomenon of hikers hiking themselves into shape in their early days on the trail I have designated four different short sections south of Kennedy Meadows with dividing points at the southern border, Warner Springs, Big Bear City, Aqua Dulce and Kennedy Meadows. I have another section for the unique conditions in the Sierras that starts at KM and ends at Echo Lake. I then have a section for northern California ending at Saied Valley, a section for Oregon ending at Cascade Locks and a section for Washington ending at the Canadian border.

Doing a study like this for the PCT is a challenge because so many hikers use occasional "alternate routes" to get to Canada that are not part of the official PCT. Some do alternate routes to see scenery off the official trail (the Eagle Creek Trail south of Cascade Locks is a good example of this). Some do alternates or skip sections due to official closings for forest fires, bridge washouts, endangered animal habitats and other reasons. Some, especially in the Sierras and in Washington, take alternatives or skip sections due to storms and snow conditions they feel unprepared to face.

In the end, in order to make sure I was getting a true reading of how long each section took to complete, and that I was getting "apples to apples" comparisons for all hikers, I only used journals for hikers that hiked every step from Mexico to the Canadian border (PCT terminus) in south to north order, and where alternate routes were taken they could not significantly shorten or lengthen the amount of time it took to complete that section. This decision meant I ended up discarding a lot of journals and I finished with a total of 73 hikers in the study when I was hoping for at least 100. It also meant that some years with prominent forest fires with no practical walking alternatives around them are under-represented in this study.

That being said, let's get to the numbers. This group took a mean 147.0 days (median: 146) to complete their hike while taking 19.8 zero days (median: 19), meaning they took 127.2 hiking days.

TABLE 1 (Mean Days to Complete Each Section)

MEAN DAYS~~~TOTAL DAYS~~~~~~~~SECTION
6.6 days................6.6 days............Mexico to Warner Springs (109.6 miles)
10.5 days..............17.1 days..........Warner Springs to Big Bear (164.5 miles)
10.8 days..............27.9 days..........Big Bear to Aqua Dulce (180.3 miles)
14.4 days..............42.3 days..........Aqua Dulce to Kennedy Meadows (248.4 miles)
28.3 days..............70.6 days..........Kennedy Meadows to Echo Lake (391.7 miles)
28.2 days..............98.9 days..........Echo Lake to Saied Valley (567.6 miles)
22.9 days.............121.8 days.........Saied Valley to Cascade Locks (491.3 miles)
25.2 days.............147.0 days.........Cascade Locks to Canada (504.6 miles; 2,658.0 for entire trail)

In the next table, both miles per day (MPD) and miles per hiking day (MPHD -- excluding zero days) are calculated for each section.

Table 2 (Miles Per Day and Miles Per Hiking Day)

MPD~~~~~~~~MPHD~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SECTION
16.7 miles.........(17.5 miles).........Mexico to Warner Springs
15.6 miles.........(18.1 miles).........Warner Springs to Big Bear
16.6 miles.........(19.1 miles).........Big Bear to Aqua Dulce
17.2 miles.........(20.7 miles).........Aqua Dulce to Kennedy Meadows
13.8 miles.........(17.0 miles).........Kennedy Meadows to Echo Lake
20.1 miles.........(22.7 miles).........Echo Lake to Saied Valley
21.4 miles.........(24.3 miles).........Saied Valley to Cascade Locks
20.0 miles.........(22.7 miles).........Cascade Locks to Canada
18.1 miles.........(20.9 miles).........Entire PCT

So excluding zero days from the equation, hikers clearly did slowly increase miles per hiking day gradually in the early sections (but at a less significant rate than AT hikers do in their early sections), were slowed down by the Sierras, and then put the pedal to the metal starting in northern California and for the rest of the trail.

Here is the distribution of hikers grouped by when they started and ended their hikes:

Started:
Before April 15: 10% of hikers
April 15 to 22: 23%
April 23 to 30: 37%
May 1 to 12: 23%
After May 12: 7%

Finished:
Before September: 8%
Sept. 1 to 7: 12%
Sept. 8 to 15: 15%
Sept. 16 to 23: 19%
Sept. 24 to 30: 27%
Oct. 1 to 7: 14%
After Oct. 7: 4%

It's always dangerous to count on finishing in northern Washington before the snow gets to be too much in October, and sometimes even in late September.

The median hiker in the study started on April 25th and finished on September 21st. Here is a table showing progress for that median hiker (an equal number of hikers arriving before and after that median hiker at each landmark):

Table 3 (Date Landmarks Were Reached)

MEDIAN DAY~~~~LANDMARK
April 25................Mexican Border
May 2..................Warner Springs
May 12................Big Bear City
May 24................Aqua Dulce
June 7.................Kennedy Meadows
July 6..................Echo Lake
August 3..............Saied Valley
August 26............Cascade Locks
September 21......Canada Border

Here is a table showing four different hypothetical hikes for hikers going different speeds, taking 4, 4.5, 5 and 5.5 months to complete the trail:

Table 4 (Four Hypothetical PCT Hikes)

#4 HIKE~~~#4.5 HIKE~~~#5 HIKE~~~#5.5 HIKE~~~LANDMARK
5 days.............6 days............7 days.............7 days...........Warner Springs
14 days...........16 days..........18 days...........20 days..........Big Bear City
23 days...........26 days..........29 days...........32 days..........Aqua Dulce
35 days...........40 days..........44 days...........48 days..........Kennedy Meadows
59 days...........66 days..........74 days...........81 days..........Echo Lake
82 days...........93 days..........103 days.........113 days.........Saied Valley
101 days.........114 days........127 days.........139 days.........Cascade Locks
122 days.........138 days........153 days.........168 days.........Canadian Border

I was surprised to find, given that time is a little more pressing on the PCT than on the AT (a typical PCT hiker doesn't want to arrive too early at Kennedy Meadows, or too late to Washington, often leaving well under four months to complete the last 1,950 miles of the trail), and that there are not as many handy trail towns on the PCT to take breaks, that PCT thru-hikers actually take zero days MORE frequently than AT hikers do -- 13.4% of all days on the trail on the PCT are devoted to zero days while this number is just 12.3% for AT hikers. PCT hikers took a mean 19.8 zero days (median: 19) while AT hikers took a mean 20.7 zeros in three more weeks on the trail. Here is a table showing the frequency of zero days by section, and also showing both short term breaks (STBs -- 1 or 2 days) and long term breaks (LTBs -- 3 days or more):

Table 5 (Zero Days)

'0'DAYS%~~~~STBs%~~~~LTBs%~~~~~~~~~~~~~SECTION
4.2%..................4.2%.............0%......... .....Mexico to Warner Springs
13.4%................11.3%...........2.1%......... ...Warner Springs to Big Bear
12.6%................10.6%...........2.0%......... ...Big Bear to Aqua Dulce
16.8%................12.2%...........4.7%......... ...Aqua Dulce to Kennedy Meadows
18.7%................11.8%...........7.0%......... ...Kennedy Meadows to Echo Lake
11.3%................6.7%.............4.7%........ ....Echo Lake to Saied Valley
11.9%................7.4%.............4.5%........ ....Saied Valley to Cascade Locks
11.8%................9.0%.............2.8%........ ....Cascade Locks to Canada
13.4%................9.3%.............4.2%........ ....Entire PCT

Perhaps it's no surprise that the section where the highest percentage of zeros were taken was in the difficult Sierras, even if it meant a lengthy side hike and/or hitch to do it!

So where were all those zero days taken? Here is a list of the towns, in south to north order, where at least 10% of hikers took a zero day (the exact percentage is also listed):

Lake Morena -- 36%
Warner Springs -- 30%
Idyllwild -- 55%
Big Bear City -- 56%
Wrightwood -- 32%
Aqua Dulce (Saufleys) -- 66%
Casa de Luna (Andersons) -- 19%
Tehachapi/Mojave -- 58%
Walker Pass/Lake Isabella -- 16%
Kennedy Meadows -- 71%
Lone Pine -- 16%
Detour hike to Mt. Whitney -- 30% (this number only includes those who were a full day off the PCT)
Kearsage Pass/Independence -- 48%
Vermillion Valley Resort -- 29%
Red's Meadow/Mammoth Lakes -- 49%
Tuolumne Meadows -- 41%
Sonora Pass/Bridgeport -- 22%
Echo Lake/South Lake Tahoe -- 66%
Soda Springs/Truckee -- 22%
Sierra City -- 10%
Quincy/Belden -- 14%
Chester -- 11%
Castella/Dunsmuir -- 37%
Etna -- 32%
Ashland -- 59%
Sisters/Bend -- 37%
Cascade Locks -- 70%
White Pass -- 19%
Snoqualmie -- 52%
Stevens Pass/Skykomish -- 36%
Stehekin -- 29%

So the popular zero day locations may be less frequent on the PCT, but when they pop up more PCT hikers take advantage of them!

METHODOLOGY
I used the same methodologies for this study as I did for my AT studies, and those articles can be found at these links:

http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/content.php?44
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/content.php?697

A word of caution, though, when looking at the numbers in this PCT article. I am confident that the miles per day PROPORTIONS between sections are pretty accurate in this study. Likewise, the list of popular places to take zero days also seems reliable to me.

Here's what I'm less certain about. I believe that my decision to be fairly strict about which journals I used ended up excluding an inordinate number of the late finishers on the trail each year (many of these late finishers used the Ross Lake alternative to get to a different place on the Canadian border to finish their hike once the actual PCT beyond Rainy Pass became more difficult due to deep snow). These late season finishers also tended to take more total days to do their entire hike. Excluding these hikes made the average days to complete in this study, 147, and the days in each section, perhaps a little on the low side, which in turn slightly increased the miles per day numbers.

In addition, I noticed that when I discarded certain journals for the various reasons that I outlined in my introduction (alternate routes that took more or less time, sections outright skipped because of fires and other reasons) that certain demographic groups were effected more than others. For this reason, I'm less certain that the group in my study is as representative of all PCT thru-hikers as I would like.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Thanks again to trailjournals.com for being such a great source of trail metadata for those of us inclined to collect it. And thanks to Whiteblaze for providing a place to reach a fair number of folks who might be interested in the analysis of that compiled information.




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