We needed the extra morning sleep. Got water on the other side. I gave up my attempt after completing section H (Bridge of The Gods to White Pass). This is the last part of a five-part series. Refilled with water at Cispus River. They can be purchased from the Pacific Crest Trail Association online store or other National Geographic Map retailers. Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA, Pacific Crest Trail Section H - Bridge of Gods to White Pass (#2000), Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Pacific Crest Trail Oregon & Washington (Jeffrey Schaffer and Andy Selters) - Wilderness Press, www.pctmap.net/iphone/wa_section_h_map.pdf. Beginning from the Bridge of the Gods in the Columbia River Gorge, the Pacific Crest Trail zags unassumingly west, away from Highway 14. Slow going but well worth it. Tent caved in from all sides all night. Round the mountain on its west flanks, and then hike along the border between the national forest and the Yakama Indian Reservation. *** This book was one of the most important items we used in our planning!!! The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. One person found this helpful. Trail was in great shape. If you are using a desktop computer or Garmin GPS, scroll down this page to the .ZIP links.All data… Download our guide to access the PCT map, tracks, waypoints, and comments! Create your own fully customizable gear list with weight, pricing and divisable by section. The kids arrived about 5 min later. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is an epic journey of over 2650 miles (4260 km) in length and is one of the most popular thru-hiking trails in the United States. Kids helped me pack up in the morning...very windy! Could rain. EASY 1.2 mi. Relation: PCT - Washington Section H (1285294) Minor corrections and additions along the Pacific Crest Trail near White Pass and Walupt Lake. Day 3. It’s a rigorous trail, first envisioned in 1926 and now encompassing some 2,650 miles. It was the crossing over the Bridge of the Gods which spans the Columbia River and connects Oregon and Washington where I first began to feel that our trip was in its final days, along with the feelings of excitement and sadness that the impending end of such a trip produces. I section hiked the PCT over the course of 1994 and 1996. It took us 7 seasons, 51 days, 500 miles, and 72,725' elevation gain. I arrived at Lutz Lake, not one of my camping options, knowing from northbound hikers it was already crowded. :). :) In tent by 5pm. Up to camp after seasonal spring mile 2251. Mt. I heard that the Goat Rocks part can be pretty bad. Applies also to Hong Kong, China with effect from 1 July 1997. My real "hurdle" was the trail from Coytote Trail to Old Snowy Mtn. I section hiked the PCT over the course of 1994 and 1996. I will do this hike again in a heartbeat but next time plan for 3-5 days…or more. Arrived at camp at 5pm, mile 2238. The first fifty or so miles pass through nondescript second and third growth forest, through clear cuts and along old roads. The sun was out and I moved the tent and all my gear into the sun to thaw out. July 17th, 2018. Down and level till after campsite. (93 miles around Mt Rainier, in case you’ve never heard of it.) Dinner with neighbors. Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Section H - Bridge of the Gods to White Pass, Multiple authors contributed to this report. They had fuel. A section-hiker took the spot next to me. As I was nearing the top and it was leveling out, there was a group of 6 hikers cooking lunch and having a wonderful time. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) meanders from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. She was coming to grips that this may be her last leg due to fires. Our 2016 SOBO thru-hike of the PCT. Many smartphone GPS apps such at Gaia GPS, TopoMaps, MotionX GPS, etc. I stayed here for over an hour. *** Read more. Day 6, PCT Mile 2279-2287. I chose a 147-mile section of the trail--the longest PCT section in the state without a town stop or major highway crossing. Many smartphone GPS apps such at Gaia GPS, TopoMaps, MotionX GPS, etc. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. And the more I proceeded south, the clouds rolled in and I was getting beat up by the winds coming up on both sides of the saddle. It was the longest section hike of my hiking years and a transformative experience. EASY 2.0 mi. Cooler tonight. Goat Rocks (Washington Section H) The Northern Cascades (Washington) Kings Canyon (CA Section H) The John Muir Trail (CA Section H) Three Sisters Wilderness (Oregon) But this solo hiking experience changed me in so many ways I could have NEVER imagined. Total elevation gain is not known for this section) Northbounders are gone first thing. 180'), on the Columbia River, and ends at Monument 78 on the Canadian border (elev. Continuing north, you'll leave Indian Heaven and re-enter Gifford Pinchot National Forest, meandering on the edge of the Dark Divide Roadless Area, before reaching the base of Mount Adams, 12,276 feet high, in the center of the Mount Adams wilderness. The Washington section of the trail has several high passes and ridges. Up and up til Shoe Lake Pass. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and backpacking and … It was hard to tell if it was flowing or not. Tags: Equestrian issue. Aside from initial "rock wall" of hiking up alongside White Pass, learning that I could have/should have trained harder. DIFFICULT 5.1 mi. Passed it since my apps couldn't agree. If you are using a desktop computer or Garmin GPS, scroll down this page to the .ZIP links.All data… Edited 17 days ago by ejain Steadily uphill first half then fairly flat second half. An interactive map of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) complete with a state-by-state breakdown, state maps, section highlights, length and highest elevation. Arrange a drop-off, hike across from Oregon, or take the West End Transit (WET) bus from Skamania County. You can read about the PCT thru-hike I embarked upon with my wife in my book, Adventure and The Pacific Crest Trail. Saw one car as I was within feet of my vehicle. Let kids borrow my stove. Come back out at Highway 12. I guess I didn’t do my research completely. Tieton Pass, was touted by hikers heading northbound as being open with camping but I found just the opposite. Decided to come back another day and park closer to Snag Creek/PCT north to do Mowich Butte. Amazing adventure! Congrats to Chistof. Trail is downhill to Lutz Lake. The weather for this hike as great, clouds and all. Rainier National Park. PCT - Washington Section J is a 69.5 mile trail in Washington. Find walking maps and guidebooks, self guided walking holidays and hiking tours. Surprisingly, both my garmin inreach and suunto watch had trouble locating me on this route. Each volume of this new series focuses on section-by-section pieces of the PCT and includes the following features: From a half sleep, I noticed the winds had dropped off and I poked my head out of my tent to most spectacular view I have encountered - my flat ground was above the cloud and in the distance I could see the peaks of Rainier, Adam and Hood..and St. Helens poked up a little bit. The southern portion, from Cascade Locks to Trout Lake, is almost exclusively through subalpine conifer forest Texted other family on The Knife. I tried hiking to Shoe Lake a couple years before but was stopped by snow and was glad to see the trail to Shoe Lake was clear. Being Labor Day Weekend, there was most likely more people than normal which made it fun. PCT - Washington Section H: network: rwn: ref: 2000: route: hiking: type: route: wta:name: pacific-crest-trail-section-h-bridge-of-gods-to-white-pass: Members 24 members. Horses are also able to use this trail. but I think it would have been 16+ miles RT so I went close to 5 miles in on the PCT North from Rock Creek Pass and hiked back via Forrest roads 2070, 2000 and 2090. Offering spectacular views of the three southern volcanoes (Rainier, St. Helens and Adams), lakes, meadows and wildlife over relatively moderate terrain, Section H is the perfect starting point for the Washington portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. Due to the south-to-north trend of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Washington seldom gets the praise it’s due as hikers hurry to get through before the winter storms. At Lilly Basin, I camped about as high up as you could find a spot below old snowy. Breakfast and coffe, packed up and left at 9:30am. Since this wasn’t what I expected, I headed further south toward Lutz Lake hoping to find a spot. 10 Favorite Pacific Crest Trail Section Hikes and Places. Way Pacific Crest Trail (86370346) Way Pacific Crest Trail (546246823) Way Pacific Crest Trail (546246820) Way Pacific Crest Trail (546246825) Way Pacific Crest Trail (546246821) After Northern California and Oregon, both of which are found generally disappointing or unappealing by large swaths of which PCT hikers, we reach a contender for “favorite section of the PCT”: Washington (more specifically, the North Cascades). I clogged my Sawyer Mini and blew out the provided bladder at the neck trying to filter that water. It's everything you need to know about the PCT. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Elevations Profiles The big picture. Edited 17 days ago by ejain The morning was beautiful with warmer clear weather. Includes info on distance from trail, food availability, resupply mailing addresses, and more. Total Elevation is 1765ft. Gorgeous views today. Shoe lake and its deep blue water, at the top of the last climb was pretty epic; as was the trail down hogback ridge. Most of the trail is desert scrub and cacti with fo… Have to admit it was pretty spectacular. More about filing a PCT application directly at … All set up and done by 7:45. I did not sleep a wink...barely. Its path travels from the US-Mexico border to the northern US-Canada border, passing through California, Oregon, and Washington. Section Miles: Complete: SR178 at Walker Pass to Mt Whitney PCT G: 71.8: Mt Whitney to Tuolumne Meadows PCT H: 128.8: Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass PCT I: 74.1: Sonora Pass to Echo Lake Resort PCT J: 76.2: Echo Lake Rsrt to Donner Pass I-80 PCT K: 63.7 I left Lutz Lake at 8:35am the next morning but needed to get water at the lake. It was clear there but you could tell the clouds were coming in and I was hoping The Knife would be clear. Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail [CLOSED], Aldrich Butte Trail Via Pacific Crest Trail, Table Mountain via Aldrich Butte [PRIVATE PROPERTY], Greenleaf Falls Trail Via Pacific Crest Trail, Table Mountain Trail via Pacific Crest Trail, Ruckle Ridge and Ruckle Creek Loop Trail [CLOSED], Gorge Trail 400: Bridge of the Gods Trailhead to Wyeth, Nick Eaton #447 and Gorton Creek # 408 Trail Loop [CLOSED], Washington Backcountry Discovery Loop Route, PCT: WA Section H - Cascade Locks to Highway 12 (White Pass), Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Table Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area. However, it was too early in the day for that anyway. There was a section of forest recovering from a forest fire in 2012. While prepared to do it alone, I soon heard from friends interested in joining me. Lovely day, nice camp. Seems like most were named "sheep lake"(at least 4 or 5). PCT: WA Section I - Highway 12 to Snoqualmie Pass is a 93.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Naches, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The meadows above that were breathtaking as were the views. The initial climb in a long one, through lush, green forest  before turning back east, crossing into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and then turning north into the Indian Heaven Wilderness. took break. Complete Gear Lists Hundreds of complete gear lists by those that walked the walk. Beautiful even with all the smoke from local fires! The amazingness never stops. Seattle, WA 98104. Maps: Halfmile: Washington Section H (zip) USFS: Southern Washington Map #9 She skipped Oregon and South bounded Washington to avoid fires. There are more tent sites along the PCT after Lutz Lake within a mile of the lake. will import this data using the smartphone web browser. First 4 days was basically straight up and down. 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