Category Archives: Pacific Crest Trail

hikes on segments of the Pacific Crest Trail

PCT: Carson Pass to Showers Lake

This was the third time I have hiked in the area between Carson Pass and Showers Lake.  It’s a beautiful area, though, and I was eager to return – each visit is unique and special.  My first hike in the … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail – Tahoe NF Rd 86 to NF Rd 07

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in northern Nevada and southern Sierra Counties features wonderful views of the northern Sierras, with a mixture of mountain and lake views, beautiful forest, and open hillsides.  This point-to-point group hike covered 11.6 miles of … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail: Carter Meadows trailhead access

Recently I hiked a few sections of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) as back-to-back day hikes.  A highlight of the trip was the opportunity to be dropped off each morning at our starting trailhead and then picked up at the … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail: Domingo Spring to Hwy 36

The last multi-day-hike trip of the season was a three-day stint with two friends on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in northern Plumas County.  For the third/last day we hiked from Domingo Spring to a crossing of CA-36 about 7 … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail: Carter Meadows Trail to Hwy 36

A second consecutive day hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) started at the Carter Meadows trailhead and continued to a crossing of CA-36.  The previous day two friends and I had started at Humbug Summit and hiked 14.2 miles, … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail: Humbug Summit to Carter Meadows Trail

A few days after a somewhat unusual mid-October snowfall, I set out with two friends to day-hike for three days on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in northern Plumas County, between Humbug Summit and Domingo Springs.  This post describes the … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail from (near) Sonora Pass to Boulder Lake Trail

For the fourth and final day of a car camping and hiking trip I hiked again with friends on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), this time north from Sonora Pass to the Boulder Lake Trail junction where we’d joined the … Continue reading

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