Pacific Crest Trail Hikers–Stevens Pass near Skykomish–Avalanche

SEATTLE – Authorities said three men have died in an avalanche in an out-of-bounds area near a popular Washington state ski area. Other skiers who had been reported missing were accounted for on Sunday. Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to msnbc.com the deaths of three people. The skiers were believed to be in their 30s and 40s, experienced and well-prepared. Other skiers in the group managed to dig out the...

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Scott Williamson–Undisputed Star of the Pacific Crest Trail

He is a bit of a mythical figure in the long-distance hiking community. Here, finally, is the real story of Scott Williamson. Related: WatchdogOutdoors » Hiker sets speed record on Pacific Crest Trail Comments (25)Share:Twitter Facebook Email Print Save With former John Muir Trail speed record holder Reinhold Metzger looking on, long-distance hiker Scott Williamson, 39, of Truckee, signs in at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail...

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Tough Year for Thru-Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail

Send us your news Friday, August 12, 2011Fewer hikers expected to finish Pacific Crest Trail this year By Dylan Silver dsilver@tahoedailytribune.com Share on Facebook Email Print Recommend (2) Copyright 2011 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. August, 12 2011 9:47 am Fewer hikers expected to finish Pacific Crest Trail this year Tahoe Daily Tribune ENLARGE Snow...

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Ray Day on the Pacific Crest Trail

Today is “Ray Day” on the Pacific Crest Trail. June 15th. More importantly, it is the traditional date of PCT hikers entering the daunting High Sierra. PCT thru-hikers will eventually reach the highest points on the entire American mainland. Snow levels are reputedly at record levels this year. Honestly, I would be at turns thrilled, and scared to death. I did the PCT in an average snow year, and still was horrified, when not...

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Watch out: Record Snow Levels in Yosemite

Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers beware. Lots of fording streams and snow fields await you. It’s a record snow year in the High Sierra and Yosemite. Please read the article below YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Water, water everywhere — and it’s a spectacular sight. Record Sierra snowfall over the winter now means record snow melt as temperatures rise, swelling Yosemite National Park’s iconic waterfalls, streams and rivers...

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Snow Levels on the John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail

We have the latest field data regarding this years snow pack as of April 1st. Tuolumne River 171% Merced 172% San Joaquin 178% Kings 172% Kern 195% As of April 1st this is I believe, the 5th wettest (water equivalent) pack in recorded history but still far short of the record ~250% of 1983. The Pacific Crest Trail Class of 2011 obviously has its work cut out. I strongly recommend they consider wearing crampons. They are more user friendly than...

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