Well, that’s it. I made it. The last day on trail felt just like every other day. I walked for 10 hours and then there it was, Trail Pass. An unremarka…
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I’m so close to the end. I feel... disoriented and already nostalgic and... a little sad, I guess. The last few weeks have been so beautiful and so so …
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Summer seems to have departed overnight. Northern California has been so warm (110 degrees near Dunsmuir!), waking up to a hard frost near Donner Pass …
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Years ago, backpacking the Rae Lakes Loop with a friend in early July, I ran into a PCT thru-hiker on trail for the first time. We were paused at the b…
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Here in the State of Jefferson, it’s been hot and dry. Water has been scarce and there are long stretches with minimal shade. The trail drops 5,000 ft …
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Walking into Ashland yesterday, I caught my first glimpse of Mt. Shasta. It felt like looking toward home. I have less than 1,000 miles left on this li…
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Things I can’t do after hiking 25 miles a day: Mental math Feel anything whatsoever in my right big toe Write coherent sentences Here’s how a 20+ mile …
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After many weeks of fog and rain and cool to downright cold days, we’ve walked into summer at last. The weather has been clear and sunny, stratovolcano…
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I hit my personal 1,000 mile mark hiking into Snoqualmie Pass. It’s a big number (and also not even half way!). Just when I was thinking about hitting …
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Rainy Pass, Cloudy Pass, Foggy Pass, Windy Pass, Brush Creek. These names say it all. In Washington you earn your views and sunny days are minor miracl…
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Hello from Mazama! Washington served up a rough start but it’s great to be back on trail. Starting north from Hart’s Pass to tag the border in a little…
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I’m off trail at the moment (im)patiently waiting to head southbound. It is a funny thing to be inbetween on a multi-month adventure. I have been doing…
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