PCT 2020! A Long SOBO Section (March Teaser)

Top Rock and CBS are itching to get on the Pacific Crest Trail again. However, it may be months before the snow returns to a ‘reasonable’ level for backpacking. In 2020, we’re hoping to travel 1155 miles southbound (SOBO) from Mt. Hood in Oregon. Starting that far north, we likely will be starting very late in the spring. We plan to hike to Tuolumne Meadows in the eastern portion of Yosemite park in California. Last year we ended at Tuolumne Meadows while hiking north. Start watching for daily updates once summer arrives.

Fair Winds,
CBS

PCT 2019 Epilogue

Top Rock and CBS are off the trail. This video recaps a few of the statistics from their adventure, a few thoughts, and what the future may hold. About half of the video is a ‘Relive’ 3-D map of their journey.
Thank you for coming along this year.
Fair winds,
Ken and Rob (AKA Top Rock and CBS)

PCT Northern California – Mile 1373 to 1501 – Photos and Videos from Ken Benson

Flowers on the PCT 41°09'28.7"N 121°46'32.4"W

Click here (link also shown below) to open a Google Photos tab to see the photos and videos that Ken has been capturing during a portion of what Guthook’s Guide calls “PCT: Northern California”. The images are in chronological order, from near mile 1373 at Old Station, California to mile 1501 near Dunsmuir and Mt. Shasta.

Each of the images are full resolution, meaning that you can click on them individually and zoom-in intensely. Ken’s got a great eye for color. Check out some of those flowers. Hovering the mouse over a video will play it. Alternatively, you can double-click it to play it in full screen mode.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SDf5WTCy8GnyTZ357

Thank you for sharing Ken!

PCT Sierra – Mile 566 to 943 – Photos and Videos from Ken Benson

Silver Pass

Click here (link also shown below) to open a Google Photos tab to see the photos and videos that Ken has been capturing during a portion of what Guthook’s Guide calls “PCT: Sierra”. The images are in chronological order, from near mile 566 near Tehachapi to mile 943 at Tuolumne Meadows.

Each of the images are full resolution, meaning that you can click on them individually and zoom-in intensely. Ken’s got a great eye for color. Check out some of those flowers and landscapes. Hovering the mouse over a video will play it. Alternatively, you can double-click it to play it in full screen mode.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/k2skLTwTA9p9BFpP9

Thank you for sharing Ken!

PCT 2019 Day 127 Mile 915 to 931

Leaving Mammoth Lakes following a surprisingly strong rain storm, Top Rock and CBS make their way from Agnew Meadows past 1000 Island Lake and over Island and Donohue Passes. The beauty continues but the trail takes its mental toll.