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 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
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
This week Sara and I drove the northern route across the U.S. Driving is way easier than walking 3000+ miles. My co pilot and I are in a Subaru Outback that I kind of converted into an adventure vehicle. In the back we’ve got a 3 inch think memory foam mattress topper that I cut … Continue reading Road Trip Part 1: Driving across the U.S.
9/11. The day after finishing the CDT Queen B and I spent our time in East Glacier relaxing, eating food, hanging out with other hikers and waiting for the train. It was cool because a lot of hikers were either just finishing up their hike or getting into town and about to go into … Continue reading Olympic Peninsula, WA
Day 130 9/6/17 16 miles So last night, before going back to the trail, a bunch of us went out to eat at the Mexican place in town and I have to say it wasn't the best burrito I've ever had. The portions were good but then they covered it in like … Continue reading Canada!
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