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. The example I use is my resupply check point at STEHEKIN WA USPS. This resupply point is strictly accessible on the PCT. 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 50ft 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 (RCP)
WASHINGTON STATE: PCT – CAN/WA US border to Bridge of the Gods / Cascade Locks.
BELOW ARE ALL THE CHECK POINTS FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.
DOA = Date Of Arrival. (not the DOA you’re thinking)
PHASE LINE WASHINGTON
RCP – Capt. Bartle Detachment #1335 (Hwy 20 Rainy Pass)
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 61.5
Description: The PCT crosses State Highway 20 the North Cascade Highway at Rainy Pass. From Winthrop, Washington, drive State Route 20 west about 35 miles to Rainy Pass.
RCP – Pugent Sound Detachment #336 (Stevens Pass US Hwy 2 & Skykomish)
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 188.5
Description: The PCT crosses Hwy 2 on an impressive pedestrian bridge. Hwy 2 is a major four lane highway that leads 14 miles west to a tiny town of Skykomish. From Leavenworth, WA, head southwest on US-2 West for about 35 miles to Stevens Pass. The trail begins at the Stevens Pass Trailhead located on the north side of US-2 at Stevens Pass Ski Area.
RCP – Pugent Sound Detachment #336 (I 90 / Hwy 906 & Snoqualmie WA)
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 259.9
Description: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington (King County) is a ski resort area just off Interstate 90.
RCP – Pierce County Detachment #504 (Hwy 410 & Chinook Pass)
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 329
Description: Cross state Hwy 410 near Chinook Pass. The Hwy enters Mount Rainier National Park at this point.
RCP – CPL Joseph P Bier Detachment 1119 – (Hwy 12 & White Pass)
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 357.7
Description: The PCT crosses Hwy 12 near White Pass. Many PCT hikers head 0.6 miles west to the Kracker Barrel store. o get to White Pass from Seattle or Portland, take exit 68 east off I-5. On the way up to White Pass, Highway 12 goes through: Lewis and Clark State Park, Matilda Jackson State Park, Ethel, Salkum, Mayfield Lake State Park, Mossyrock, Ike Kinswa State Park, Morton, Glenoma, Randle, and Packwood. After White Pass but still in on the White Pass Scenic Byway are: the Rimrock Lake area, Rimrock Retreat, the Oak Creek Wildlife Area, and Naches.
RCP – Columbia River Detachment #826 (Bridge of the Gods & Cascade Locks WA / OR Border)
SOBO PCT Mile Mark – 505.5
Description: The Bridge of the Gods is a 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, and 4 miles (6.4 km) upriver from the Bonneville Dam. It is a toll bridge operated by the Port of Cascade Locks. The bridge was completed by Wauna Toll Bridge Company and opened in 1926 at a length of 1,127 feet (343 m). The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the Columbia River on the Bridge of the Gods, and the lowest elevation of the trail is on this bridge.