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  1. The High Sierra Camps are like tent versions of...

    The High Sierra Camps are like tent versions of the Huts the ATC runs in New Hampshire. If you don't pay, you can't stay there, but there's no prohibition against backcountry camping.
  2. Why wouldn't they? As long as they have a permit,...

    Why wouldn't they? As long as they have a permit, they can use the backountry til the cows come home.
  3. BTW, Hi, Piper. Your contributions to the...

    BTW, Hi, Piper. Your contributions to the PCT-List are missed.
  4. BITD, it was Tiffany's at Cajon. They had great...

    BITD, it was Tiffany's at Cajon. They had great French toast and open face turkey sandwiches. And great waitresses. They'd talk about watching crews jumping off runaway trains!
    When they started...
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    Hitching at Scissors Crossing is a pretty sure...

    Hitching at Scissors Crossing is a pretty sure bet.
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    Better to strike while the iron is hot. Jump on...

    Better to strike while the iron is hot. Jump on the PCT first, there's no comparison between the two trails when it comes to natural beauty. The PCT wins hands down.
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    There's plenty of ticks on SoCal. Fortunately...

    There's plenty of ticks on SoCal. Fortunately Lyme disease is still rare here.
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    Good luck!

    Good luck!
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    You mean Whitney-Russell Pass? Secor says it's...

    You mean Whitney-Russell Pass? Secor says it's class 2. But that's not the Mountaineer's Route.
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    Descending the Mountaineers only from Iceberg?...

    Descending the Mountaineers only from Iceberg? How you getting to Iceberg Lake? Rapping down the East Buttress?
  11. Thread: JMT & Permits

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    If people bug you, get off the JMT. There's more...

    If people bug you, get off the JMT. There's more trail in the Sierra than you can shake a stick at. Throw in cross country travel and you could never do it all in a lifetime. The PCT is for people...
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    Those ledges are not difficult, IMO. Some people...

    Those ledges are not difficult, IMO. Some people might find them frightening, but if you have any experience at all you'll be fine on them.
  13. Thread: JMT & Permits

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    BTW, the traditional JMT hike is from Mt. Whitney...

    BTW, the traditional JMT hike is from Mt. Whitney to the LeConte Memorial Lodge in the Valley.
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    How are you at rock scrambling? There's some...

    How are you at rock scrambling? There's some third class involved.
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    Absolutely! Being an old dinosaur they are my...

    Absolutely! Being an old dinosaur they are my primary source for info.
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    Those guys give good advice. Section E would be...

    Those guys give good advice. Section E would be ideal in February, IMHO. North of Tehachapi you'd definitely hit heavy snow in the Piutes.
  17. Be prepared for foul weather. A windshirt ain't...

    Be prepared for foul weather. A windshirt ain't going to cut it. Be prepared for snow travel at the higher elevations. A freezing rain storm in the Laguna Mountains would not be unusual.

    Most of...
  18. What you say is true, but it's not because of...

    What you say is true, but it's not because of lack of water, but lack of knowledge on the part of the hiker. So it goes. We've all been stupid at some point.

    The Third Gate and Scissors caches,...
  19. My point is that the PCT ain't Lawrence of...

    My point is that the PCT ain't Lawrence of Arabia. Those houses down in Kelso Valley are not so far away that you are in any real danger.

    edit: Nevertheless, I started out each day with a 5 liter...
  20. One other point, you are never far from a water...

    One other point, you are never far from a water faucet anywhere on the PCT. When you are in the "desert" at night you'll see dusk to dawn lights literally all over.
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    Oh, I wasn't bashing what you wrote at all, just...

    Oh, I wasn't bashing what you wrote at all, just a general comment. Cheers!
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    I'm too conservative, I suppose, but on the PCT...

    I'm too conservative, I suppose, but on the PCT you are traveling in high mountains in the spring. People hit the Lagunas with nothing more than windshirts and get away with it, but I've seen...
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    My map shows the PCT passing through the State...

    My map shows the PCT passing through the State Park. They require a permit:

    "Mount San Jacinto is located at a high altitude where the growing season is short. Plant life has little opportunity...
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    What you don't know is that a permit is required...

    What you don't know is that a permit is required to hike through san Jacinto state Wilderness Park.

    You used to rant about the kickoff concentrating too many people at one time on the trail Now...
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    April snow storms in the Laguna Mountains are not...

    April snow storms in the Laguna Mountains are not unusual.
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