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2009 Schedule of Events

Last update: Sunday, January 10, 2010

Time Event Location
THURSDAY
8:00 pm Trail Jeopardy Pavilion
9:00 Class of 2007 PCT DVD Pavilion
FRIDAY
6:00 am Rides to the Border

Each morning, hikers gather to catch a ride to the border for a (usually) pleasant one-day hike back to Lake Morena.

In front of the Pavilion
7:30-4:30 Vendor tables open Sites 20, 21, 44, 55
8:00 Trail Maintenance Project

PCT Trail Gorillas maintain the trail we love...and they love to have help from others.

Site 8
10:30 Geology of the PCT

1977 thru hikers and professional geologists Greg "Strider" Hummel and Paul Hacker explain what you're standing on

Pavilion
11:30 Wellness on the trail with Meadow Mary Site 42
12:00-2:00 Post Office open

We set up a mobile post office so you can mail your bounce boxes up the trail and mail your unneeded gear home.

Site 55
  Lunch on your own  
1:30 PCT Water and Snow Report

Meadow Ed and AsABat present the latest intelligence from the front lines

Pavilion
3:00 Switchback's Superlight Gear and Backpacking Secrets Seminar

Trail Pirate and scalawag Switchback dispenses wisdom acquired from years of posting silly messages on PCT-L.

Site 22
4:00 First Aid on the Trail Pavilion
5:00 Dinner prepared by PCT Alumni Site 15
6:30 Bears, Food and Fire Safety

Rangers from USFS and NPS explain the rules and the reasons behind them.

Pavilion
7:30 Strider's Official Welcome Site 15
7:45 "4 Months on the PCT in 8 Minutes," by Disco Site 15
8:00 "Walked," Squatch's fourth installment in his "Walk" trilogy Site 15
10:00 ALL-CAMP QUIET HOURS

If you can't stand being quiet, head over to the cabins on the other side of the lake, and let the folks in the campground rest.

Everywhere!
SATURDAY
6:00 am Rides to the Border In front of the Pavilion
7:00 Bagels

2005 PCT hiker Dat Nguyen again provides a mound of tasty carbs.

Site 14
7:30 Trail Maintenance Project Site 8
7:30 Gear Contest Submissions Site 15
7:30-4:30 Vendor tables open Sites 20, 21, 44, 55
9:00 Food Ideas and Nutrition on the PCT

One Pan Wonders author Dicentra serves up some good ideas.

Pavilion
10:00 - 11:30 Silent Auction

Cool gear and PCT memorabilia on sale, with proceeds going to support ADZPCTKO. Bidding closes at 11:30.

Site 14
10:30 Mountaineering Skills Pavilion
12:00 Silent Auction winning bids announced Site 14
12:00-2:00 Post Office open

We set up a mobile post office so you can mail your bounce boxes up the trail and mail your unneeded gear home.

Site 55
  Lunch on your own  
12:15 Forum Presentation: Desert Hiking Techniques Pavilion
1:30 PCT Water and Snow Report

Encore presentation; see Friday at 1:30.

Pavilion
2:30 Gear Contest Site 14
4:00 Group Photos

We'll start by trying to cram everyone in, and then go back through the years until no thru hikers are left standing.

Lake Morena boulders
5:00 Burgerama! Dinner provided by ADZPCTKO Site 15
6:30 Bears, Food and Fire Safety

Encore presentation; see Friday at 6:30.

Pavilion
7:00 Gear Contest winners announced Site 15
7:15 PCTA Presentation

PCTA executive director Liz Bergeron takes the stage to honor a trail volunteer extraordinaire, and to explain the progress made by PCTA in protecting this trail we love.

Site 15
7:45 Class of 2008 Photo DVD Site 15
79:00 Shooter's documentary, "Tell It on the Mountain" Site 15
10:00 ALL-CAMP QUIET HOURS

Make noise at the cabins on the other side of the lake -- but let the folks in the campground get a good night's sleep.

Everywhere!
SUNDAY
6:00 Sunday Sendoff Breakfast Prepared by the PCT Thru-Hiker Class of 2007 Site 15
6:00 Rides to the Border In front of the Pavilion
8:00 Trail Maintenance Project Site 8
THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND
Vendor Exhibits

See the latest ultralight gear from vendors including Six Moon Designs and ULA.

Vendors will be at their displays from about 7:30 to 4:30 Friday and Saturday.

Sites 20, 21, 44, and 55

Informational Displays

Representatives of the US Forest Service (from Sierra NF) and National Park Service (from Yosemite) will be on hand to answer your questions about food storage requirements, fire regulations, permits, and so on.

Site 56
PCTA Store

Support the PCTA and get the guidebooks, maps, and PCT logo gear you need at the PCTA store.

Site 19

Pirate's Roost

The inimitable Switchback will paint your tent stakes with fluorescent paint so you won't lose 'em, weigh your gear, and offer his patented SuperSecrets of Backpacking.

Site 22
PCT Bandana

The tradition continues: Gottago and the Class of 2002 have created a new PCT bandana. It's free for this year's thru hikers, section hikers, trail angels, and ADZ organizers, and only five bucks for others.

Site 13
ADZPCTKO T-shirts for sale Site 13
Hiker Box

Paw through other hikers' discards and find some great treasures. Get rid of the junk you found in your pack after the first 20 miles.

Site 22
Information Board

For latebreaking news and answers to common questions, check the Information Board, this year in three convenient locations to serve you!

  • At the first fork in the road (near site 18)
  • Where the trail from the south enters the campground (near site 33)
  • In the midst of this year's hikers (near site 72)