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
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
Sept 2 Today was quite productive, even though I tossed and turned all night trying to sleep in the car at the rest area. Since the smoke seems to have cleared out from Washington quite a bit, Sara and I are going to try to get on the PCT for awhile. She’s got unfinished business … Continue reading Road Trip Part 4: PCT from White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass
I'm currently sitting in the Portland airport waiting patiently to fly to Boston. My hiking season is coming to an end and as much fun as I've had, I'm looking forward to seeing my people and adapting back into my non hiking life. And showering regularly. I've had a very enjoyable summer. A rich, full, … Continue reading Post PCT ’16 and The Wonderland Trail
Alright I hope you're sitting down. This is a long post and I encourage you to take 10 minutes and read it. My 2015 thru hike of the PCT is complete but my adventure continues. Of course it didn't go as planned but I never had much of a plan in the first place. I … Continue reading Seattle, WA and Canada!
In case anybody was wondering, I demolished Oregon, absolutely demolished it. I put 'Eye of the Tiger' on repeat, walked all day everyday and finished the state in two weeks. It was exciting, grueling, overwhelmingly beautiful, and very rewarding. In Mazama Village I ran into my friend Tami who I hadn't seen since the Sierras. … Continue reading Cascade Lockes, OR
Well I guess you could say the hike is getting pretty serious now. Not really it's mostly just fun. I have however been paying a little more attention to logistics lately. For the bulk of the hike I had only been focusing on where the next water was, where I might camp that night, and … Continue reading Mazama Village, OR
Armed with only a pocket knife, trekking poles and my camera phone I've spent the last couple hundred miles hunting Bigfoot in his own backyard. Just kidding, but seriously. I've yet to see Bigfoot but the hiking's been really good. S+M, Schemes and I were looking to take a little break for the 4th and … Continue reading Shasta City, CA