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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2002, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for information on the north end of the Pacific Crest Trail.
I'm thinking of trying the PCT from Manning Park (Hwy 3), to Rainy Pass, in the North Cascades (Hwy 20). Any info appreciated!



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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 06:14 AM
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I have been on both ends and done the middle around Harts Pass. Awesome endless ridge hiking with some stunning panoramic scenery. I would expect it to take about a week to do. I would also think it would be easier to go south to north than the reverse. I wouldn't mind doing this whole trip too!

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Hey Hiker Boy! Thanks for the info. I still need more, tho! How about web-sites about the hike, or topo maps, or list of campsites with conditions or water? I have been doing some research, and read a very good book, but it was about the whole hike (Mexico to BC), and had very litte information about the section that I'm going to try. Any extra stuff would be appreciated.

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This may be usefull,
http://www.pcta.org/plan/index.shtml
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Thanks! The website was great, and I'm still following some of the links.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2002, 12:42 AM
 
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I have a excellent book on the Pacific Crest Trail volume 2 Oregon & Washington, that includes the section to Manning Park.
If you don't have the book I'm talking about drop me a line and I will send you the topo map of the part from Manning to Rainy pass and the 2 pages of text the book has on that particular section.

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Thanks for the message Dave. I've been out of town, so I hadn't read your reply. If you don't mind the hassle, I'd appreciate it if you would email me the topo maps, and any other info about the Manning to Rainy Pass section. Thanks again!

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done !

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Here's more info for you about the P.C.T. from some guy in the U.S. that e-mailed me about it. Some I know you are aware of already
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i'm currently hiking long distance in the eastern US and have little
access to PCT info right now other than my memory. the tread is in good
shape throughout the section from Rainy Pass to Manning, and water is
generally plentiful, with nice camping. Be aware that Harts Pass has a
campground, but poor water conditions - the only option being to continue
north .5 km to a stream that flows down from a horse camp... The PCT
guidebook for OR/WA has great trail descriptions of the section (look at
pcta.org to find out about that and other publications) and it includes
detailed topo maps. that book should also be available in outfitter-type
stores in your area. best time to hike that section is mid-july through the
first half of september. mid and late september also has beautiful fall
color through there (the larches or tamaracks?) which is the only section of
the entire 2650 mile PCT where you will find that... It probably doesn't
make a difference whether you go northbound or southbound, although
northbound would make more logistical sense for you if you want to head to
Vancouver afterwards. Sorry i can't say more for now. hope it helps. take
care,



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