Category Archives: Pacific Crest Trail

hikes on segments of the Pacific Crest Trail

Some Thoughts on California’s Wildfires

Sometimes it takes a series of related events to really get someone’s attention.  In this case the related events are California wildfires and the “someone” is me.  There is plenty of objective evidence indicating that 2018 has been, and continues … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail from Carson Pass to the Winnemucca Lake Trail junction

The main purpose of this relatively short hike was – besides enjoying spectacular scenery near Carson Pass – to fill in part of a gap in my hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Before I did this hike the … Continue reading

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Frog Lake Overlook and Devil’s Oven Lake Overlook Loop

The area around Donner Summit, just a few miles west of Truckee, has a number of interesting hiking and mountain biking trails.  Among other trails, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) passes through the area; and Hole in the Ground Trail … Continue reading

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PCT Section O: Bartle Gap to Ash Camp

In general, hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) require some advance planning, whether single-day or multi-day hikes.  However, this hike had a longer than usual planning timeline.  In November 2017 I did 4 day hikes in the same area … Continue reading

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PCT Section O: Burney Falls to Peavine Creek

The fourth and final day of a four-day hiking trip covering most of Section O of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was originally forecast to have showers in the afternoon.  My friend, with whom I was doing the hikes, and … Continue reading

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PCT Section O: Peavine Creek to Bartle Gap

On the third day of a late fall four-day hiking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) it was finally time for a relatively dry day.  That is, there was no rain.  But the previous days’ rains had deposited some … Continue reading

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PCT Section O: I-5 to Cabin Creek

This was the second day of a late fall four-day hiking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in Shasta County.  A friend and I were planning to hike most of Section O between Burney Falls State Park and Castle … Continue reading

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