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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #40 on: August 24, 2015, 10:28:26 AM
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« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2015, 10:28:26 AM »


Not a great year for the PNT.


you called that right

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/fire-closes-north-cascades-national-park-campgrounds-trails-resort/

Highway is closed, can not even get to the trail
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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #41 on: August 25, 2015, 10:19:01 AM
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« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2015, 10:19:01 AM »

Yeah, too bad.  I feel lucky we got to sneak in 24 days in Oregon and a week in Idaho before the fires really got out of control.  I keep seeing more and more closures and fire issues on the PNT facebook group. 

Not a great year, indeed.
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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #42 on: March 08, 2016, 06:45:24 PM
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« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2016, 06:45:24 PM »

http://www.pnt.org/index.php?cID=646&bID=2830&arHandle=Blog+Post+More&ccm_token=1457490430:72c7838281afc521b563e61d0e793335&btask=passthru&method=form_save_entry#guestBookForm-2647

Article about bikes on the PNT
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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #43 on: March 09, 2016, 12:15:13 PM
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« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2016, 12:15:13 PM »


Thanks for posting this.  Glad to see there's a dedicated MTB advocate on their committee.  It's been suggested that I join that council as well, but since our thru-trip did not happen last summer, I am hesitant -- knowing so little about the trail.
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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #44 on: March 09, 2016, 01:04:07 PM
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« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2016, 01:04:07 PM »

A person with expertise on maps could be a great deal of help.  This trail was officially established in (2009?)  Do not forget; it took 70 (?) years for a complete PCT. They need your help.  I tried to get up there last summer.  Highway 20 was on fire and closed.  I had no maps for the west side of Ross lake, and ended up lost.  (Found a nice place to be lost though.)  A couple of years ago I was shut down by mud slides and epic rain.  I stashed my bike in the woods and tried to hike from lake Chelan up to the Pasayten wilderness.  Must be something good up there, if it takes so much effort to get to it.

The Pacific Northwest Trail has a mystical appeal.  Off the thousands of maps in the Seattle central library I always stare at the PNT ones.
http://www.pnt.org/trail/galleries/eastern-washington/

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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #45 on: March 09, 2016, 06:15:02 PM
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« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2016, 06:15:02 PM »

Ted Hitzroth and Li Branffors have built excellent maps of the PNT.  Li's are hard to get but Ted's are relatively accessible.
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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #46 on: July 13, 2017, 01:39:23 PM
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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #47 on: February 23, 2018, 11:50:44 AM
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« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2018, 11:50:44 AM »

Looks like they have a new map service, and reason to spend all your money on a new modern phone.
It says PNT maps will be available for 2018
https://www.pnt.org/pnta/maps/maps-mobile-devices/
http://atlasguides.com/
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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #48 on: July 09, 2018, 02:27:42 PM
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« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2018, 02:27:42 PM »











100 years ago, there was a rock on the ground, then a tree grew up and captured it in its roots, then the tree fell into the ocean, bringing the rock with it, then I stood in the rain, holding my coat out to block the wind, and pressing the shutter button with my left hand.
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  Topic Name: Pacific Northwest Trail Reply #49 on: October 17, 2018, 02:42:24 PM
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« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2018, 02:42:24 PM »

It gets cold up there, in the Pasayaten,

You can stand on a ridge and look down at snow that never melted all summer,

I walked up a lot of creeks, tripod in hand, snaping photos of little water falls




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Olympic wilderness coast is stilll my favorite.
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