Unofficial archive of Halfmile 2018 PCT maps

Halfmile used to maintain free maps, compiled from public sources and updated by hikers, for hikers. There’s a decent amount of work needed to keep these current. For a number of reasons, they’re no longer being updated. The new NatGeo maps are nicer, waterproof, and their purchase helps fund the PCT. Something you should do…

Call me Smokebeard

(with apologies to Melville) I recently picked up Moby Dick again and was immediately struck by the opening lines. With some modifications, here they are: Call me Smokebeard. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me in town, I thought I would hike about…

LT21 – Journey’s End – 273

If you want to skip to the end, I did hike the whole Long Trail. Day 18 – Corliss Camp – 233 Rain started 5 min after I left the trailhead and even said out loud, in spite of the grim and lowering clouds, “I’ve got a good feeling about today.” (Squint and you can…

LT17 – Johnson – 222

Sep 18 – Day 12 Into and out of Waitsfield, with a long stopover at Three Mountain Coffee. After dillydallying as long as i could, I started walking to theedge of town where the road made an obvious split north. Plus, I feel that hitching from th outskirts of town is less likely to draw…