RT part 7: Traveling South and the Timberline Trail

9/17 Portland, OR From the Abbotsford hotel room we were only about 2 miles from the US border and a few hundred from the car that we left at White Pass in Washington. I figured nobody would pick up hitchhikers crossing the border so we just walked through. Sara forgot her passport so that made … Continue reading RT part 7: Traveling South and the Timberline Trail

RT Part 6: Holden Village to Canada

Sept 13 PCT mile 2576.8 This morning we woke up a mile outside of Holden Village at their designated campsite and walked to their dining hall for breakfast. In another lifetime this place was a copper mining camp but now it’s a Lutheran Retreat Center, and is completely off the grid. They rarely see PCT … Continue reading RT Part 6: Holden Village to Canada

RT Part 5: PCT from Snoqualmie Pass to Holden Village

Sept 7 PCT mile 2419.9 So the rest of yesterday, after I fired off the last blog post, went really smoothly. Our friend Malibu, who lives in Seattle, drove out to Snoqualmie Pass to have lunch. And he brought us some massive cookies. We chilled out by the Aardvark food truck all afternoon and just … Continue reading RT Part 5: PCT from Snoqualmie Pass to Holden Village

Road Trip Part 3: The Sunshine Coast Trail

Aug 26th Lois Lake, Sunshine Coast We woke up this morning in the car at the Kin Beach CG and enjoyed a view across the Salish Sea(which is part of the Straight of Georgia) to mainland British Columbia. We took a 10 am ferry from the town of Comax to Powell River on the other … Continue reading Road Trip Part 3: The Sunshine Coast Trail

Road Trip Part 2: Vancouver Island

Aug 20 Seattle, WA As we were driving out of our parking spot in the Fishtrap BLM land this morning, we noticed how smoky it was in eastern Washington. So smoky that we might not be hiking the PCT. We still had a few hours to monitor the situation but as we were driving west … Continue reading Road Trip Part 2: Vancouver Island

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

May 5th and 6th.....Pokhara, Nepal The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a relatively new trekking route that’s only been open for about 5 or 6 years. It starts in Phedi at 3,700 feet and goes up to the Base Camp at 14,500 feet. The peak itself for Mardi Himal is around 18,200 feet. Since … Continue reading Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Circuit+ part 3

Day 10 Danakyu Elev. 7181 feet Today we mixed things up a little. Sara and I have been thinking about what we were going to do after the Manaslu Circuit. A couple days ago we decided to just link it to the Annapurna Circuit and try to do them back to back. The start of … Continue reading Manaslu Circuit+ part 3

Manaslu Circuit+ Part 2

Day 5 Pewa Elev. 5700 feet This morning we left the Yak Hotel in Lar and started walking back towards the Manaslu Circuit from Tsum Valley. The first hour or so was pretty cold until the sun came out. It’s weird, daylight and sunrise aren’t even close. It gets light out way before the sun … Continue reading Manaslu Circuit+ Part 2