This post will cover the Operation Awakening Pacific Crest Trail resupply checkpoints. The resupply points listed are black top roads. Many people who live in Washington, Oregon and California have asked, “how can I help you while your on the PCT”? Glad you all asked..
Below are the blacktop check points that I will cross as I head south. The timing of my crossing will be somewhat of a moving target. I expect to be making 20 miles a day. If you look at OPOPRD BRAVO I listed all of my main resupply points. These are resupply points that are available to me along the PCT. Most of these resupply points are deep on the trail and are just USPS drop off points. These are the resupply points I will do mail drops for through-hikers to pick up supply. So if you want to meet me to help with resupply, ACCESS TO shower, home cooking, laudry, OR making chit chat, crack a beer and listen to me bitch about my aches and pains, take a look at the resupply check points highlighted in BOLD RED. To see the resupply black top points scroll all the way to the bottom of this post.
OPA LONG PATROL – TRACKED IN REAL TIME
In 2012 I rode my bicycle across country for the same cause. During my ride I used a real time tracking device called a SPOT Tracker. This device allowed everyone to follow me as I rode across this great nation. For 3000 miles you always knew where I was within 50 ft of my last ping. During my hike I will using the same device. This is what the device looks like.
Once I begin the hike you’ll be able to log into my website and find the link (landing page) that says TRACK THE PATROL. You’ll click on that link and it’ll take you to my SPOT tracking page with the live Google map. This is what it will look like.
RESUPPLY CHECK POINTS
OREGON STATE: PCT – PCT Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks to PCT OREGON / CA border.
BELOW ARE ALL THE CHECK POINTS FOR THE STATE OF OREGON.
DOA = Date Of Arrival (not the DOA you’re thinking).
BOLD RED. To see the resupply BLACK TOP / HARD TOP points scroll down
PHASE LINE OREGON
RCP – Columbia River Detachment #826 (Bridge of the Gods & Cascade Locks WA / OR Border)
CASCADE LOCKS PORTLAND AREA OF OPERATION (AO)
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 515.6
Description: The Pacific Crest Trail crosses tge Buidge of the Gods over the Columbia River to cross into Oregon. The steel truss cantilever bridge that spans the Columbia River between Cascade Locks, Oregon, and Washington state near North Bonneville. It is approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Portland, Oregon.
RCP – USS OREGON DET #470 (Hwy 35 / Timberline Lodge & Barlow Pass)
AO – PORTLAND
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 570.9
Description: The PCT crosses the paved Mount Hood Hwy a major road providing access to Mt Hoods Timberline Lodge and Mt Hood Meadows ski area.
RCP – HUBERT J FALTN DET 881 (PCT & Olallie Lake & Resort)
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 617.1
Description: The PCT crosses NF 220 / NW Skyline Road right next to the Olallie Lake Resort. This resort is on the north shore of the lake a camp store and rental cabins is what they offer.
RCP – SANTIAM DET. #374 (Hwy 20 & Santiam Pass)
AO – SISTERS AND BEND
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 661.1
Description: This Trail Head crosses Hwy 20 at the Santiam Pass. Hwy 20 leads east to the towns of Sisters and Bend OR.
RCP – CENTRAL OREGON DET. #1308 BEND (Hwy 242 & McKenzie Pass)
AO – SISTERS AND BEND
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 678.9
Description: Hwy 242 at the McKenzie Pass is a major road that leads east about 15 miles to the town of Sisters and farther to the city of Bend OR.
CHECK POINT – Elk Lake Resort (North Cascade Lake Scenic Byway)
AO – BEND
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 710.1
Description: Elk Lake Resort about 1.2 miles east of the PCT is a popular spot to pick up a resupply package and get a hot meal.
RCP – EMERALD EMPIRE DET. # 917 (Shelter Cove & Hwy 58)
AO – CHEMULT
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 756
Description: Shelter Cove and Hwy 58 is on the shores of Odell Lake, this relaxed resort in the mountainous Cascade Range is 3 miles from Willamette Pass and 8 miles from Salt Creek Falls. This RCP i can meet the RCP Team at either the Hwy 58 or the Shelter Cove area.
RCP – CRATER LAKE DET # 373 (Hwy 62 Crater Lake / Mazama Village)
AO – CHEMULT / CHILOQUIN
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 841.7
Description: The PCT crosses State Hwy 62 / Crater Lake Hwy just east of Mazama Village. I HAVE ADJUSTED THIS RCP. INSTEAD OF LINKING UP ON HWY 138 (N. CRATER LAKE), I PREFER TO LINK UP AT THE SOUTH CRATER LAKE RCP.
RCP – CRATER LAKE DET # 373 (Hwy 140 & Access to Fish Lake Resort)
AO – KLAMUTH / ROCKY POINT
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 889.2
Description: The PCT crosses State Hwy 140 a major paved highway connecting the town of Medford far to the west with Upper Klamath Lake to the east.
RCP – ROGUE VALLEY DET. #386 (Interstate 5 / Old Hwy 99 –Callahan Lodge) – LAST RCP OREGON
AO – ASHLAND
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 943.9