4/7/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes updated with Poison Oak information from old Halfmile maps at Hauser Creek, Barrel Spring, Middle Fork Feather River, Belden area, McCloud River, Grider Creek, and Seiad Valley area.
4/1/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes updated Sierra Country Store USPS address. Minor formatting changes, fixed typos.
3/31/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes [SoCal & Resupply] updated comments about the Montezuma Valley Market. Corrected information about Anza, CA, it’s 6.8 miles from the PCT, not 5.8 miles.
3/30/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes added COVID NOTE about the delayed opening of the Tuolumne Meadows Campground until July 15 due to COVID. No official word on when (or if) the Tuolumne Meadows store or Post Office will open in 2021. Changed the word pharmacies to pharmacy for towns with multiple pharmacies. Now, just search on the word pharmacy to find them all. Added grocery store pharmacies [Safeway, Vons, etc.] where appropriate.
3/22/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes removed outdated pay phone information. 2021 hikers, please send updates about any pay phones you still find on the PCT to firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks.
3/16/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes [SoCal & Resupply] removed Kmart from Big Bear Lake info (the store recently closed); added mention of REI 20 miles W of Acton KOA; removed snarky comment about Ridgecrest, CA.
3/15/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes updated to fix typos, grammar, added some store names to various town resupply information. Added another COVID note: Stevens Lodge “will not schedule any future lodge stays until further notice,” due to COVID.
3/14/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes updated to include 2footadventures.com outfitter in Julian; added Safeway grocery store in Quincy; added Ridgecrest, CA information; corrected Bend, OR is 37 miles SE of the PCT not 27 miles; updated Stagecoach Trails RV Park phone number; updated VVR web address; added COVID closure notice for Clair Tappaan Lodge (it’s not scheduled to open until at least July 5, 2021); edited resupply information to more clearly identify common and very common PCT resupply stops.
3/13/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes [SoCal & Resupply] updated with the name change for the Campo Green Store (formerly the Campo Trading Post Market & Liquor).
3/7/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes [SoCal & Resupply] updated with Montezuma Valley Market info; Trail Angel Mary’s Hiker Oasis water cache info.
3/5/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes [SoCal & Resupply] updated info for Cajon Pass Inn; removed Sonora Pass Resupply; Bear Hostel “hope’s to reopen when the pandemic is over”; and updated formatting of COVID notes and information; added early season snow/ice warning for Mt Baden-Powell. Really appreciate all the hiker feedback and updates.
3/4/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes [SoCal & Resupply] updated Warner Springs Community Center which will not offer PCT hiker services in 2021 due to COVID.
3/2/21 — Halfmile’s Trail Notes updated to include current pricing [$10] for Mt Laguna Lodge hiker package fee; Beldon Town Resort and Big Lake Youth Camp will not be accepting hiker packages for the 2021 season due to COVID.
2/21/21 — Updated .pdf Halfmile Trail Notes for 2021.
2/24/20– Updated Halfmile Trail Notes to include National Geographic PCT map booklet page numbers, added GPS data file optimized by sobo hiker Richard Humphreys for Garmin GPSMAP64 GPS.
1/31/20– Fixed issue with Halfmile Trail Notes for Oregon/Washington. Updated Oregon/Washington notes for 2020 are available now.
1/30/20– Updated Halfmile Trail Notes for 2020.
1/5/20 — Added links to PCT Elevation Profiles on the Trail Notes webpage after requests from several hikes. These are the elevation profile pages from the old Halfmile Pacific Crest Trail maps.
1/1/20 — PCTMap.net web hosting moved from wpengine.com to wordpress.com; links to PDF maps removed following the release of National Geographic PCT map booklets; several PCTMap.net pages removed; wordpress sidebar widgets changed.
2/10/19 — Minor updates to the following map pages:
OR Map Page D10 — Deer Creek Trail waypoint name & description corrected. It’s Deer Creek not Deep Creek.
OR Map Page F8 — Updated PCT centerline to include two small trail reroutes at mile 2034.7 & 2035.3.
OR Map Page F9 — Updated PCT centerline to include small trail reroute at mile 2038.2.
WA Map Page H11 — Added Trout Lake town info url https://troutlakewashington.com/pacific-crest-trail-hiker-information.
WA Map Page J6 — Corrected name of Pieper Pass (it’s not Piper).
WA Map Page J8 — Stevens Pass, added info about rustic Stevens Lodge [about 3/10 mi W of PCT], run by the Mountaineers [a 100 year old nonprofit outdoor community], is open to PCT thru-hikers in the fall [www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/stevens-lodge]. In 2018, $30 per night for bunk, dinner, & breakfast.
2/8/19 — Updated Halfmile Trail Notes, now with both northbound & southbound trail mileages. Minor updates the following California map pages:
CA Map pages A13 & B1 — Updated info about Warner Springs Community Resource Center.
CA Map page B8 — Removed information about the old Mountain Fire trail closure.
CA Map Section B Spitler to Idyllwild Alternate map page P1: Updated to note that a fire closure from the 2018 Cranston Fire does not close the PCT, but may impact the Spitler to Idyllwild Alternate.
CA Map page G6 — Updated to include info about Grumpy Bears Retreat & Triple Crown Outfitter.
CA Map pages G16 & H1— Added info about new camping restrictions in Mt Whitney area. PCT long-distance permit holders are NOT allowed to camp east of the Crabtree Ranger Station – that includes no camping at Guitar Lake or on Mt Whitney. PCT long-distance permit holders are allowed to day hike from the PCT to the summit of Mt. Whitney and back to the PCT.
CA Map page K9 — Added info about Donner Ski Ranch & Donner Summit Resupply [pika.camp/dsr; 530-303-7452] a package delivery service.
CA Map page P5 — Updated to note the Parks Creek Trailhead now has a toilet nearby.
4/17/18 — Notice to Hikers: Halfmile Smartphone Apps Will Not Be Updated For 2018 blog post published.
4/12/18 — Added versions of Halfmile Trail Notes for Northern California and Oregon/Washington that include both 2015 and 2018 mileages. Added Halfmile Trail Notes in Excel format.
2/20/18 — PCT Overview Maps have been updated with 2018 mileages.
2/11/18 — Updated California Sections A, C, D, F, G, K, N, P, and R maps; Oregon Section B maps; Washington Sections H, J, K, and L maps by adding a blank page to the end of each .PDF file. This is to fix an issue with PDF files containing an odd number of pages, where some printers using the collate function, would print the first page of a map section on the back page of the previous section.
2/2/18 — Updated all map pages by manually rotating landscape pages. This should preventing upside down printing of some pages with some printer drivers when doing Duplex (Two-Sided) printing. Mobile PDF files for smartphone viewing have not been rotated.
2/1/18 — Halfmile GPS files updated for all sections of the PCT
2/1/18 — Halfmile Google Earth file updated for all sections of the PCT
2/1/18 — Corrected California Section M maps, fixed issue where halfmile waypoints were not showing in the Sierra Buttes reroute, on pages 1 & 2, miles 1203.5 – 1210.
1/31/18 — Updated Halfmile Trail Notes for 2018
1/31/18 — Updated Washington Maps, Section H – L (Cascade Locks to Manning Park, BC)
1/31/18 — Updated Oregon Maps, Section B – G (Ashland to Cascade Locks)
1/30/18 — Updated California Maps, Sections A – R (Campo, CA to Ashland, OR)