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.
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|
Scott & Marijke Weaver; General Delivery; Warner Springs, CA 92086
|454.4||Aqua Dulce||05/18/13||Maildrop||7||104||Scott & Marijke Weaver; c/o The Saufleys; 11861 Darling Road, Agua Dulce, CA 91390|
|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|
|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!!|
|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|
|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|
|2663||Manning Park, BC||10/08/13||done!|