July 29 (~08:25 – ~19:30) Crater Lake National Park Boundary – Sky Lakes Trail Junction (24.3 mi / Total: 1790.4 mi) Total PCT miles: 1763.7 Weather: Hot! There’s a haze in the distance from the wildfires around Ashland. It’s late when I get up. I really want a rest day, but I’ll have to wait … Continue reading PCT Day 116 : Less Views But All The More Hikers
July 28 (~07:00 – ~18:45) Rim Alternate Junction – Crater Lake National Park Boundary (24.6 mi / Total: 1814.7 mi) (Actual distance walked: 18.9 mi +1.4 bonus miles to Mazama Village) Total PCT miles: 1739.4 Weather: Hot and dusty. It’s Crater Lake day. I’m excited. I get up on time so I can enjoy the … Continue reading PCT Day 115 : Crater Lake!!
July 27 (~09:00 – ~18:55) Before Oregon Highest PCT Point – Rim Alternate Junction (22.6 mi / Total: 1839.3 mi) Total PCT miles: 1714.8 Weather: Hot. I was up until late last night, taking advantage of the cell phone service at my camping spot, so this morning I take all the time I need. I … Continue reading PCT Day 114 : I Haven’t Seen This Many Water Caches Since The Desert
July 26 (~06:40 – ~19:45) Summit Lake – before Oregon Highest PCT Point (28.3 mi / Total: 1861.8 mi) Total PCT miles: 1692.2 Weather: Hot. I sleep with my rainfly open, and when my alarm goes early in the morning, I snooze and watch the skies over the lake change colour. It’s a beautiful spot, … Continue reading PCT Day 113 : Is This The Start Of Wildfire Season?
July 25 (~08:20 – ~20:45) Upper Rosary Lake – Summit Lake (21.6 mi / Total: 1890.1 mi) (+2.6 bonus miles to Shelter Cove Resort) Total PCT miles: 1663.9 Weather: It’s getting hot! By the time I get going the mosquitoes are in full force again. I try and stuff everything in my pack as quickly … Continue reading PCT Day 112 : I’m The Olivia Palermo Of Thruhiking
July 24 (~08:15 – ~19:30) Before Stormy Lake – Upper Rosary Lake (26.2 mi / Total: 1911.7 mi) Total PCT miles: 1642.3 Weather: Sunny and increasingly hot. I get going a little late, which proves to be a bad judgement call with regards to the mosquitoes. When I wake it’s still dark, and I notice … Continue reading PCT Day 111 : The Day A Chipmunk Posed For Me