Rough itinerary of my PCT trip 2013

 

 

So, Monday I will be starting my trek on the PCT. I have decided to get some ‘practice’ by doing a leg of the PCT near the Mojave (town of, not the region) first, as it will be much hotter in May if I did it on the official timeline. I will be doing 7 day stretch and coming back to Whitewater to start with the rest of the ‘herd’ at the Kickoff even on last weekend of April. I am so excited to have my husband join me for the first 177 miles of my adventure. He will then try to re-join me as time permits for small legs. I also have a handful of friends that would like to hike parts with me, so I promised I would get a rough itinerary lined out before I left to give them so they can have a bit easier time in their planning to join me.

I am pretty lucky to have this opportunity in my life, and I will not take it for granted. I love my life, and everyone in it, but I definitely was at a stalwart in choosing the next chapter of my life, so I decided to do this crazy thing called ‘thru-hiking’ the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to regain focus, get empowered and rejuvenated, and to toughen up. I am a softie in a lot of ways. I love nature, and it has been my source of spiritual connection in this life, so I know I will get some newfound perspective and see some beautiful things happen. Ok, I am digressing a bit… Here is my schedule thus far:

 

April 15th: start in Lancaster area and go to Mojave towards Walker Pass (testing out my legs, gear, and attitude so not sure how far I will get to Walker Pass)

April 25th: Hike from Mexico to Kick off event at Lake Morena on the 26th

May 10th: Reach Whitewater

May 15th: Big Bear

May 21st: Wrightwood

May 27th: Agua Dulce

**Break at home 1 day; get dropped off at or near Walker Pass on May 29th

June 2nd-10th????: Kennedy Meadows

These next 4 stops are ones that I would really appreciate friends to come and meet me on the trail, as the towns are long hitches away from the trail. So, please, sign up for any one of these. If I have no one for one of these stops, I won’t leave the trail.

June 12th: Lone Pine via Trail Pass/Horseshoe Meadow OR via cottonwood Pass

June 16th: Independence/Bishop via Kearsarge Pass to Onion Valley Trailhead

June 20th: Vermillion Valley Resort

June 22nd: Red’s Meadow/Mammoth Lakes (here I will need to take a bus into Mammoth from Red’s Meadow to resupply, so someone could pick me up from Red’s Meadow and take me into Mammoth)

 

June 24th: Tuolomne Meadows

June 27th: Kennedy Meadows Resort

July 3rd: South Lake Tahoe

July 10th: Sierra City

July 15th: Belden (the Braaten’s Hiker Haven)/Quincy

July 19th: Drakesbad Guest Ranch (Chester)

**July 22nd: Burney

July 29th: Mt. Shasta

**Aug 3rd: Etna, CA

Aug 6th: Seiad Valley

**Aug 10th: Callahan’s Lodge in ASHLAND, OREGON!! This would be a great place to pick me up and take me into Ashland Oregon to resupply

Aug 16th: Crater Lake Mazama Village

Aug 21st: Shelter Cove Resort (Crescent, OR)

Aug 25th: Sisters, OR

Aug 28th: Timberline Lodge (I am hopefully going to meet my husband’s nephew here)

Aug 30th: Cascade Locks, OR

Sept 3rd: Trout Lake, WA

Sept 6th: White Pass/Packwood WA

Sept 11th: Snoqualamie (meet Nancy and Jeff??)

**Break to visit husband and friends in Sonoma County, CA for 3-4 days

Sept 20th: Skykomish, WA

Sept 25th: Stehekin, WA

Sept 30th: Manning Park, CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

So, I will write more on the blog this weekend, before I leave. Things like gear, my prep and planning thus far, etc.

Thanks for reading!

Jamie

 

 

 

 

 

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About jamieannhaney

I am a 30 yr old, newly married, nature loving, hiking girl, set out to have a challenge, adventure and rite of passage out of kid-hood. I have an amazing life, husband, and friends, and I just want to be the best person I can be for all of that love around me :)
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2 Responses to Rough itinerary of my PCT trip 2013

  1. nolan says:

    Good luck and have fun Aunt Jamie and Uncle Frazier
    love, Nolan

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