Sept 28 SHR mile 128 I didn’t sleep so well in the Mammoth Lakes Motel 6 last night. Probably the combination of lack of air conditioning, the tractor trailer trucks rolling through the parking lot, or most likely that I’m just not used to sleeping in beds. I ate good though. Sara and I went … Continue reading RT part 9: California and a 50 Mile Run
Sept 22 SHR Mile 18 The Sierra High Route isn’t so much a trail but more of a route through California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It stretches roughly 195 miles from Road’s End in King’s Canyon north to Twin Lakes near Mono Village(or the other way around but we’re going north). Unlike most of the hiking … Continue reading RT part 8: Sierra High Route from Road’s End to Red’s Meadow
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
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!