Friday, 20 July 2018
Tentsite mile 109.4 – Tentsite mile 123.3: 13.9 miles / 153.2 total miles walked
I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning, but I did anyway. There was some more downhill to get done, which I tried to do quickly, because I was out of water.
Continue reading “PCT Day 14: Up”
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Cedar Camp (90.3) – Tentsite mile 109.4: 19.1 miles / 139.3 total miles walked
I actually slept like a log…..until I was jerked awake in the middle of the night by some creature with tiny feet walking up my arm (I was sleeping on my stomach with my arm outstretched). I jerked my arm and flung the little furry away. I think it was probably a Chipmunk, it sure felt bigger than a mouse.
Continue reading “PCT Day 13: Don’t drop trou in the middle of the trail / Little furry visitor / Attack by shoe”
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
High Bridge Ranger Station (80.7) – Cedar Camp (90.3): 9.6 miles / 120.2 total miles walked
I woke up at around 5 and finally managed to get a hold of my mom. We couldn’t talk long, but at least she knows I’m alive 😁.
At 8:15 most of the hikers in town got on the shuttle bus, saying goodbye to Naked River (and Stehekin), eagerly waiting for the 10 minute stop at the bakery.
Continue reading “PCT Day 12: Welcome to the magical forest of giants”
Tuesday, July 17 2018
Stehekin, Washington: 0 miles / 110.6 total miles walked
Taking care of the food for the next section, sending anything leftover ahead to Cascade Locks. Eating another good meal at the restaurant and hanging out with other hikers. Occasionally cooling off in the lake and generally just enjoying doing nothing…..and a lot of the Internets 😄
Monday, July 16 2018
Rainy Pass Trailhead (61.2) – High Bridge Ranger Station (80.7): 19.5 miles / 110.6 total miles walked
Today was a race day. In order to make it into Stehekin at a decent time (while the bakery was still open) I had to catch the 3pm shuttle bus from High Bridge.
I woke up at 4:30 and after an annoying nosebleed started walking at 5:15. And didn’t really stop…
Continue reading “PCT Day 10: Stehekin rush”
Sunday, July 15 2018
Brush Creek (43.2) – Rainy Pass Trailhead (61.2): 18 miles / 91.1 total miles walked
Phew….what a day! I didn’t really sleep well, with the campsite being all slanted, and my head full of dreams and flashbacks…so when my alarm went off at 5:30 I really didn’t feel like hiking. But I got up and out of camp, walking by 6 am anyway.
Continue reading “PCT Day 9: Water, water everywhere….and almost a 20”
Saturday, July 14 2018
Hart’s Pass (30.6) – Brush Creek (43.2): 12.6 miles / 73.1 total miles walked
We got up super early this morning to be able to hitch up to Hart’s Pass as soon as possible. PK was already making breakfast when I came down from the loft and I was able to shower and then have coffee and Mexican scramble (eggs, cheese, hamburger, topped with salsa and avocado).
Continue reading “PCT Day 8: Onwards we march”
Friday, July 13 2018
Mazama: 0 miles / 60.5 total miles walked
Resting, Food and hanging out with good people….nuff said.
Keeping you posted…
Thursday, July 12 2018
Mile 27 – Hart’s Pass: 3.6 miles / 60.5 total miles walked
I slept horribly. BUT I did get up at around 1 am to look at the stars and it was insane. The milky way so bright and close and a bright yellow star in the night sky (maybe Mars?).
Continue reading “PCT Day 6: To TOWN”
Wednesday, July 11 2018
Mile 11.4 – Mile 27: 15.6 miles / 56.9 total miles walked
I slept surprisingly well considering we camped next to snow and there was a freezing wind all night.
Continue reading “PCT Day 5: Backtracking”