July 23 (~07:40 – ~19:20) Mesa Creek – before Stormy Lake (25.1 mi / Total: 1937.9 mi) (+2.0 bonus miles to Elk Lake Resort) Total PCT miles: 1616.1 Weather: As yesterday. Sunny and very warm, with some wind here and there. The mosquitoes haven’t gone overnight. They’re stationed right outside my tent, and when they … Continue reading PCT Day 110 : The State Of Forests And Lakes
July 22 (~07:15 – ~20:40) Before Little Belknap – Mesa Creek (26.2 mi / Total: 1963.0 mi) Total PCT miles: 1591.0 Weather: Sunny, warm, with some wind at higher elevation. I immediately notice daylight hours are shorter in Oregon. My alarm goes off at 5:30 and although it’s light out, Washington was lighter. It’s warm … Continue reading PCT Day 109 : Three Sisters And A Lot Of Lava
July 21 (~14:15 – ~21:30) Highway 20 / Santiam Pass (mi 2000.9) – before Little Belknap (11.7 mi / Total: 1989.2 mi) Total PCT miles: 1564.8 Weather: Hot and sunny. I wake up to the sun and a warm morning. I can’t remember waking up to warmth since the end of the desert, and it … Continue reading PCT Day 108 : Flip Nr 5, The Start Of The SoBo Adventure
July 17-20 (+8.2 bonus miles to Manning Park) I wake up in Canada, to the faintest drizzle. I’m glad I made it to the border yesterday, arriving here in the rain today wouldn’t have been fun. I leave my tent to retrieve my stuff from the bear box and find a moose standing in the … Continue reading PCT Day 104-107 : The Great Journey Back To Oregon
July 16 (~06:50 – ~18:20) Windy Pass – Monument 78 / Canadian border (25.4 mi / Total: 2653.1 mi) (+0.2 bonus miles to tentsite in Canada) Total PCT miles: 1553.1 Weather: Good hiking temperature. A little overcast but also sunny. It’s a moody morning. Fog drifts in the valleys and I walk through distinct patches … Continue reading PCT Day 103 : Canada!!!
July 15 (~06:50 – ~18:45) Before Methow Pass – Windy Pass (26.3 mi / Total: 2627.7 mi) Total PCT miles: 1527.7 Weather: Nice hiking temperature, although at times chilly and windy at high elevation. The skies kept changing, from overcast to thick grey clouds to some sun in the afternoon. I’m the first to leave … Continue reading PCT Day 102 : So Close…