PCT Itinerary

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones.

Estimated Start Date: April 16, 2013 – Campo, CA (Mexican border)
Estimated End Date: Oct 08, 2013 – Manning Park, BC (Canada!)

We are hiking from south to north, which is the direction most end to end PCT hikers travel.

Below is a overview map, showing common resupply points (indicated with a little blue envelope) where boxes with food or other gear can be mailed to a Post Office or other location that will hold packages. We are planning on using some but not all of the points listed on this overview map for resupply.

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Want to send us a care package?
We would be stoked!
We love chocolate chip cookies and home made baked goodies! (No Nuts please! Scott is allergic!)

See below for details!

How to mail to the trail
Quoting the pcta.org ( http://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/long-distance-hiking/resupply/ )

… Priority Mail is the preferred method. It’s quicker and more reliable, but also more expensive than Parcel Post. If you can fit a resupply into a flat rate box, you may save money. If the box is traveling a short distance, regular Priority Mail may be less expensive than Flat Rate. Do the math. Some locations, noted in the itinerary below, ONLY accept UPS.

We are mailing resupply packages to both post offices and private businesses.

* For Post Offices, mail your package general delivery. (Scott & Marijke Weaver; General Delivery; City Name, State; Zip Code).
* The general policy is that a package will be held at a PO for up to 30 days. In reality, it varies but it’s usually at least that long.
* Write “Please hold for PCT hiker” and our “ETA” or estimated date of arrival.
* Resupply locations get a LOT of PCT packages.
Make yours stand out by writing “WEAVER” in bold on the sides of it, and draw a big STAR with a sharpie pen! Thats what we will as the Post officer to look for.. Thanks!
* Allow plenty of time for shipping and handling. Dates below are approximate..we could get to a place a week(or 2?) early or late depending on our actual pace on the trail.

We are doing a combination of “buy as you go” and sending ourselves mail drops ahead of time.

Below is our itinerary!

mile marker town name Est. arrival date maildrop or buy Est. days to next resupply miles to next resupply Mailing Address & Notes
0 Campo 04/16/13 Buy 3 43 buy in sandiego
43 Mt. Laguna 04/19/13 Buy 5 66
109.6 Warner Springs 04/24/13 Maildrop 5 69

Scott & Marijke Weaver; General Delivery; Warner Springs, CA 92086

178.6 Idyllwild 04/29/13 Buy 6 87
265 Big Bear 05/05/13 Buy 7 98
363.3 Wrightwood 05/12/13 Buy 6 91
454.4 Aqua Dulce 05/18/13 Maildrop 7 104 Scott & Marijke Weaver; c/o The Saufleys; 11861 Darling Road, Agua Dulce, CA 91390
558 Tehachapi 05/25/13 Buy 9 144
702 Kennedy Meadows 06/03/13 Maildrop 7 106 Scott & Marijke Weaver; c/o Kennedy Meadows General Store; 96740 Beach Meadow Road, Inyokern, CA 93527
790 Bishop 06/10/13 Buy 8 116
906 Mammoth Lakes 06/18/13 Buy 4 54 Includes 18miles for yosemite valley side trip
942 Tuolumne Meadows 06/22/13 Buy 10 154 Includes 20 miles to do half dome and to hike down into the Yosemite Valley.
1094.5 South Lake Tahoe 07/02/13 Buy 7 103 Get Balu!!
1197 Sierra City 07/09/13 Buy 6 92
1289 Belden 07/15/13 Maildrop 6 88 Scott & Marijke Weaver; General Delivery; Belden, CA, 95915
1377 Old Station 07/21/13 Maildrop 3 46 Scott & Marijke Weaver; General Delivery; Old Station, CA, 96071
1423 Barney Falls SP 07/24/13 Maildrop 6 83 ***UPS ONLY!!!! Scott & Marijke Weaver; c/o Burney Park Camp Store; McArthur Burney Falls State Park; 24900 State Highway 89, Burney, CA 96013
1506 Mt. Shasta 07/30/13 Buy 7 100
1606 Etna 08/06/13 Buy 4 56
1662 Seiad Valley 08/10/13 Buy 4 64
1726 Ashland 08/14/13 Buy 7 104
1830.4 Crater Lake Mazama Village 08/21/13 Maildrop 5 82 Scott & Marijke Weaver; c/o Crater Lake Camp Store; Mazama Village, Crater Lake, OR 97604
1912.2 Shelter Cove Resort 08/26/13 Maildrop 3 46 *** UPS ONLY!!! Scott & Marijke Weaver; c/o Shelter Cove Resort; 27600 West Odell Lake Road, Highway 58; Crescent, OR 97733
1958 Elk Lake Resort 08/29/13 Maildrop 3 42 *** UPS ONLY!!! Scott & Marijke Weaver; c/o Elk Lake Resort; 60000 Cascade Lakes Hwy, Bend, OR 97701
2000.9 Big Lake Youth Camp 09/01/13 Maildrop 6 107 Scott & Marijke Weaver; c/o Big Lake Youth Camp; 13100 Highway 20, Sisters, OR 97759
2107 Timberline Lodge 09/07/13 Buy 3 48 Meet the parents here! Resupply in Welches.
2155 Cascade Locks 09/10/13 Buy 8 147 Resupply in PDX
2302 White Pass 09/18/13 Maildrop 6 99 Scott & Marijke Weaver; c/o White Pass Rural Branch PO at the Kracker Barrel Store; 48851 US Highway 12, Naches, WA 98937
2401 Snoqualmie Pass 09/24/13 Maildrop 4 75 Scott & Marijke Weaver; General Delivery; c/o Chevron Station, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068
2476 Skykomish 09/28/13 Maildrop 5 98 Scott & Marijke Weaver; General Delivery; Skykomish, WA, 98288
2574 Stehekin 10/03/13 Maildrop 5 89 Scott & Marijke Weaver; General Delivery; Stehekin, WA, 98852
2655 Canadian Border!! n/a
2663 Manning Park, BC 10/08/13 done!
175 days!
2700ish miles!