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Trekking Resources


USDA Forest Service Maps – Maps from USDA
OTT PCT Maps – Pacific Crest Trail Topo Maps – Sections A, B, C, D, E and F
OTT JMT Maps – Set of John Muir Trail Topo Maps
PCT Atlas – Set of pay for maps that are very nice
Hiker Trash Haven – Set of PCT Maps
PCT Maps – Halfmile’s Pacific Crest Trail Maps and GPS Information
More Then a Mile – Cost based set of PCT maps with pictures and other info

Food and Water:
PCT Water Report – The important SoCal Water Report
One Pan Wonders – Backpacking and hiking recipes, good eats!
Bear Box and Canister Information – Compiled by Warner Springs Monty
USDA and USFS Food Storage Requirements in PDF (2007)
USDA and USFS Food Storage Requirements in PDF (2008)
Department of Water Resources – California Snow Water Content
Mountain Snowpack – Maps for the Western UnitedFirst Aid – Don’t be on the trail without it!

First Aid and Survival:
First Aid – Don’t be on the trail without it!
USFS Fire Permit – Learn the rules and download the permit
Wilderness Survival Guide – How to stay alive if lost, hurt or stranded by our friends at Ammo.com
Weather along the trail – Stay informed!
First Aid Preparedness and Injury Prevention – For the wilderness and beyond. Thanks for the recommendation from my friend Ava Parker!

YARTS – Public Transit to Yosemite
Eastside Sierra Shuttle -Your best value in trailhead rides.

Other Useful Links:
Craig’s PCT Planning Program – this program is to simplify the hike planning
Backpacker45 – Great hiking resource
Hiking With Kids – Get your kids out on the trail!
PCT Towns – Index of PCT Town
Trail Town Angels – Resource for trail town angels.
PMag’s PCT Info Page – a good planning page for any PCT Hiker
APTA – Find a way to the trail or to the airport with public transportation
ADZPCTKO – Come join us in sending off another year’s group and enjoy the fantastic camaraderie, energy, and passion that we, the trail community, all share.
PCTA – The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people. Join Now!
ALDHA-West – The mission of the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West (ALDHA-West) is: To promote fellowship and communication among long distance hikers, and those who support long distance hiking.
AHS – As the national voice for America’s Hikers, American Hiking Society promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience.
Mailing Fuel – Here are the rules for mailing fuel from GottaWalk web
PCT Wiki – Like the PCT, like wiki’s, go here!
Bearcant’s Pacific Crest Trail Directory – very nice interactive PCT resource
PCT DVD’s – OTT is helping with the seeding of these fun DVD’s
Documentaries about the PCT – buy these reasonable DVD’s by Scott “Squatch” Herriott
AA on the PCT – For those that are looking for a meeting on the PCT!