2016 PCT Map Updates: Tuolumne Meadows, CA to Manning Park, BC

Every year Halfmile’s Pacific Crest Trail maps, apps, and GPS data are updated with the latest trail information. Today updated maps are online for the northern 1718 miles of the trail — from Tuolumne Meadows, CA to Manning Park, BC. This year’s updates are relatively minor (see the list of changes below).

The remaining PCT maps and Pacific Crest Trail Notes will be updated in the next few days. Smartphone apps, gps data, and Google Earth .KMZ files should be updated in February.

See this post for a list of the first batch of 2016 updates from Campo, CA to Tuolumne Meadows, CA.

Here is a complete list of changes in this second batch of map updates:

CA Section I, Page 1

Mile 947: Added WA0947, Wooden bridge over Tuolumne River.

CA Section I, Page 5

Mile 979.8: Added WA0980, Ford Rancheria Creek (sometimes difficult early season).

CA Section I, Page 6
Mile 985.5: added WA0985
Mile 986.9: added note about Wilma Lake (sometimes incorrectly named Wilmer Lake), campsites. This lake has a history of name changes on maps and trail signs. The lake is named after Wilma Seavey, daughter of Clyde L. Seavey.

CA Section I, Page 8
Mile 999: Added WA0999, Second crossing, Cascade Creek, single log bridge.
Mile 999.4: Renamed WA0999 to WA0999B

CA Section I, Page 10
Mile 1017.1: Added www.sonorapassresupply.com is a business that will meet you at the Sonora Pass Trail Head Picnic Area [mile 1017.1] with your resupply package. They also ship resupply packages to various locations along the trail.

CA Section J, Page 2

Mile 1026.2: Added WACS1026 to map page. It was accidentally left off map page, but was included in app.

CA Section J, Page 8

Mile 1075.4: Added note that camping is not permitted at Frog Lake due to shoreline restoration.

CA Section J, Page 10

Mile 1090.8: Added note that overnight camping is prohibited for approximately 4.7 miles from Hwy 50/Echo Summit (mile 1090.8) to the Desolation Wilderness boundary (mile 1095.5).
Mile 1092.3: EchoLake, The Echo Lake Post Office can no longer receive hiker resupply packages.

CA Section K, Page 1
Mile 1090.8: Added note that overnight camping is prohibited for approximately 4.7 miles from Hwy 50/Echo Summit (mile 1090.8) to the Desolation Wilderness boundary (mile 1095.5).

CA Section K, Page 9
Mile 1153.4: Soda Springs PO hours are M-F 9-1 & 1:30-3:30.

Added the following information about the Clair Tappaan Lodge:
The Clair Tappaan Lodge [mile 1153.4] is 1.4 miles west of the Pacific Crest Trail where it crosses Old Hwy 40. The lodge offers hostel-style lodging at $40 per person, showers, laundry, and a hot tub. Hot meals may be purchased. The Lodge does not accept resupply packages but the Soda Springs Post Office is 1.9 miles away and has a small store.
Phone: 530-426-3632
Web: clairtappaanlodge.com
Email: [email protected]

CA Section M, Page 3
Mile 1213.5: Renamed WA1214B to WA1214 to be in correct order encountered by northbound hikers; Renamed WA1214 to WA1214B; Edited description of WACS1214C

CA Section M, Page 7
Mile 1250.48: Changed CS1250 to WA1250B, Bear Creek, footbridge, large campsite, water.

CA Section M, Page 11
Mile 1283.4: Updated Belden information to the following:
Belden [Mile 1284.3] is a resort on the PCT, with a very small store, restaurant/bar, [www.beldentown.com, 530-283-9662], and The Braatens of Little Haven. The Belden Post Office closed in 2013. Note that Hwy 70 is a narrow, curvy, dangerous road with no room to safely walk.

The Braatens of Little Haven will hold packages for three weeks during June and July (small donations accepted to offset expenses).

(Hiker’s Legal Name and ETA)
c/o Braatens at Little Haven
PO Box 4
Belden, CA 95915

Include a return address. Call The Braatens at 530-283-9880 when you arrive in Belden (between 6 am and 7:30 pm) to arrange for delivery or pick up.
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The Belden Town Resort [www.beldentown.com, 530-283-9662] may hold hiker packages for a fee (UPS or FedEx only, call first for details).

(Hiker Name PCT Hiker)
Belden Town Resort
14785 Beldon Town Rd
Belden, CA 95915
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The Caribou Crossroads RV Park [listed on previous versions of Halfmile maps] is probably not a good resupply option. The RV park is currently for sale and some hikers had issues in 2015.

CA Section N, Page 9
Mile 1343.8: Added note that Overnight camping with stock is not allowed in Lassen Volcanic National Park (mile 1343.8 to 1363) except at developed sites with corrals.

CA Section N, Page 12
Mile 1363: Added note that Overnight camping with stock is not allowed in Lassen Volcanic National Park (mile 1343.8 to 1363) except at developed sites with corrals.

CA Section N, Page 13
Mile 1370.9: The Old Station Post Office is open M-F 11-3.

CA Section N, Page 14
Mile 1374.9: Updated hours of JJ’s Cafe, they are open Su-Th 7-3, Fr-Sa 7-7:30.
Updated Water Alert to note Lost Creek Spring is 3/10 mile off trail.

CA Section N, Page 15
Mile 1383: Added WA1383, Lost Creek Spring, 3/10 mile NW, 388 foot vertical descent from trail.

CA Section N, Page 19
Updated Water Alert to note Lost Creek Spring 3/10 mile off trail.

CA Section N, Page 20
Mile 1415.9: Updated WACS1416, Burney Falls State Park Headwaters Group Campground, reservation from State Park required, outhouse, picnic tables, outhouse, trash cans.

CA Section O, Castella-Dunsmuir Area map
Mile 1498.7: Castella PO hours are M-F 11-3, Sa 8:45-10.

CA Section Q, Page 8
Mile 1653.3: Updated Mid River RV Park shipping addresses. Seiad Valley PO hours are M-F 12-4, Sa 12-1:30.

OR Section C, Page 7
Mile 1812.2: Updated information about camping restrictions:
Camping restrictions are strictly enforced in Crater Lake National Park. Essentially, you have to be a mile from a road to disperse camp (which can sometime be difficult to know when on the PCT). Camping is not allowed along the Rim Alternate except at the Lightning Spring Camp and the Grouse Hill Camp.

OR Section C, Page 9
Mile 1820.5: Added campsite icon for Dutton Camp, updated camping restriction information.

OR Section C, Page 9A
Added campsite icon for Lightning Spring Camp, added camping restriction information.

OR Section C, Page 12
Renamed CLCS11 to GrouseHillCamp, added Icon for Grouse Hill Camp
Mile 1837.2: Removed CS1837
Added campsite icon for Lightning Spring Camp, added camping restriction information.

OR Section D, Page 2

Mile 1856.6: Fixed typo in the name of Howlock Mountain.

OR Section D, Page 3
Mile 1856.6: Fixed typo in the name of Howlock Mountain.

OR Section D, Page 7
Mile 1882.8: CS1883, added missing campsite icon.

OR Section D, Page 9
Mile 1889: WA1889 location moved in app about .06 miles S to a use trail to the pond.

OR Section E, Page 7

Mile 1950.1: Elk Lake Resort no longer does laundry.

OR Section E, Page 12
Mile 1977.2, 1977.2, & 1979.4: Added the following camping restriction information:

Camping restricted at North Matthieu Lake to 7 first come first serve sites marked by a post in the ground. If occupied, camp at least a quarter mile away.

Camping restricted at South Matthieu Lake to 3 first come first serve sites marked by a post in the ground. If occupied, camp at least a quarter mile away.

OR Section F, Page 2
Mile 1996.6: Updated directions to Big Lake Youth Camp. The youth camp does accept packages but does not offer camping.

OR Section F, Page 3
Mile 1994.6: RD1995, added directions to Big Lake Youth Camp.

OR Section F, Page 4
Mile 1998.4: Recreated .pdf file.

OR Section F, Page 7
Mile 2020 – 2021.5: Added note about camping restrictions for the Pamelia Limited Entry Area:

Pamelia Limited Entry Area, mile 2020 to 2021.5. No camping, including at Shale Lake, without a special permit. PCT users may pass through the area on the PCT.

OR Section F, Page 8
Mile 2030.8 – 2031.8: Added information about new campsite reservation system:

A new campsite reservation system for Jefferson Park [mile 2030.8 to 2031.8] is slated to begin for the 2016 hiking season. Camping within 250 feet of lakes between Memorial Day and October 31st is allowed only at designated sites, which must be reserved in advance via a special permit. Designated campsites will be marked with numbered posts. Camping outside of the 250’ designated campsite area is allowed in pre-existing hardened campsites. Check with the Willamette National Forest for more info.

OR Section F, Pages 11 – 14
Added information about the Warm Springs Reservation on each page:
Warm Springs Reservation [mile 2046.3 to 2069.4]. Please stay on the PCT right-of-way, which is 200 feet wide. Trespassing and hunting are prohibited on tribal lands.

OR Section G, Page 1
Mile 2092.4: Corrected name of Richard L. Kohnstamm Memorial Area. It’s a memorial area not a wilderness area.

OR Section G, Page 2 & 3

Added information about camping restriction within 500 feet of Ramona Falls.

OR Section G, Page 6
Mile 2125.1: Corrected number of PCT miles bypassed by the Eagle Creek Alternate. The 15.4 mile alternate bypasses 19 miles of the PCT.

OR Section G, Page 8
Added note about a recent constructed walkway across the river to Stevenson, WA.

WA Section H, Page 8
Mile 2202.7: Added camping restriction for Blue Lake:
At Blue Lake [Mile 2202.5 – 2203] within 250 feet of lakes, camping is allowed only at 9 designated sites, first come first served.

WA Section H, Page 10
Mile 2212.2: Fixed RD2212 is incorrectly marked as RD2223 on maps page.

WA Section H, Page 17
Mile 2268.4 to 2269.2: Added reminder about Yakama Indian Reservation tribal land:
In the Yakama Indian Reservation, please stay on the trail. Trespassing and hunting prohibited on tribal lands from mile 2268.4 to 2269.2.

WA Section H, Page 19

Mile 2285.1 & 2286.2: Added camping and grazing restrictions for Shoe Lake Basin:
No camping or fires in Shoe Lake Basin [E of Mile of 2285 – 2286.4]. Grazing, hitching, or tethering of stock within 200’ of lake is prohibited.

WA Section H, Page 20
Mile 2285.1 & 2286.2: Added camping and grazing restrictions for Shoe Lake Basin:
No camping or fires in Shoe Lake Basin [E of Mile of 2285 – 2286.4]. Grazing, hitching, or tethering of stock within 200’ of lake is prohibited.
Mile 2289: TR2289, corrected trail # at junction to 1112.

WA Section J, Page 8
Mile 2461.6: Updated Stevens Pass information:
Stevens Pass [mile 2461.6] is a ski resort next to the PCT with snacks, espresso service, and a restaurant that accepts resupply packages shipped via UPS or FedEx only. It’s open 7 days a week but has no overnight accommodations:
Hiker Name
c/o Stevens Pass, Through Hiker
93001 NE Stevens Pass Hwy, US 2
Skykomish, WA 98288

UPS or FEDEX ONLY!
Phone: 206-812-7844 (summer only) or 206-812-4510 ex 4350
Website: stevenspass.com
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Skykomish [mile 2461.6] is a small community 16 miles west of Stevens Pass with restaurants, motels, laundry, small store, and a Post Office [open M-F 11:30 – 3:45; Sa 8-10; 360-677-2241].
Hiker Name
c/o General Delivery
Skykomish, WA 98288

The Cascadia Inn in Skykomish has 14 rooms (they fill up fast during hiker season).
Phone: 360-677-2030; 866-677-2030
Website: www.historiccascadia.com
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Dinsmore’s Hiker Haven [mile 2461.6] in the town of Baring 23.4 miles W of the PCT are trail angels [donations accepted] w/ camping, showers, bathroom, laundry, indoor hiker dorm with bunks, and kitchenette. Hitch W to Baring on Hwy 2 to the Baring Store [now closed, mile marker 41]. From the store go over the tracks and take the first left and down to the Dinsmore’s Hiker Haven sign.

The Dinsmores no longer accept hiker packages or mail. All mail will need to be General Delivery to the Skykomish Post Office. They now have a NO ALCOHOL policy. Hikers who show up with any kind of alcohol will not be allowed to stay.

Phone Numbers:
House 360-677-1237
Andrea 253-973-3495
Jerry 206-954-2521
Website: www.dinsmoreshikerhaven.com

WA Section K, Page 1
Mile 2461.6: Updated Stevens Pass, Skykomish, and the Dinsmores.

WA Section K, Page 16
Mile 2588.6: Added information about the towns of Mazama and Winthrop:
Mazama [Mile 2588.6] is a small town 22.4 miles E of the PCT with a good store, outfitter (that accepts hiker resupply packages), restaurants, motels and trail angel Ravensong.

Goat’s Beard Mountain Supply is open 9-5 daily and accepts hiker resupply packages:
(Hiker Name)
c/o Goat’s Beard Mountain Supply
50 Lost River Road
Mazama, WA 98833

Phone: (509) 996-2515
Email: [email protected]
Website: goatsbeardmountainsupplies.com
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Trail angel Ravensong opens Ravensong’s Roost from September until the end of hiking season with a hiker hut that has a kitchen, electricity, running water, heat, a sleeping loft, and easy access to Mazama.
Website: ravensongsroost.com
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The town of Winthrop [Mile 2588.6] is 35.8 miles E of the PCT, with the North Cascades Mountain Hostel [northcascadesmountainhostel.com, 509-699-0568], a post office, library, medical services, grocery store, restaurants, and public transportation to Wenatchee (with Amtrak and NW Trailways bus service).

WA Section L, Page 1
Mile 2588.6: Added information about Mazama and Winthrop.