September 3rd-6th Day 144-147 Mileage: 0 (but with 650 miles of driving) After our short time in Portland, we set off on another road trip for my good friend Lindsey’s (and Dave’s) wedding in Tahoe! Our drive took us through central Oregon where we got to stay with the Hardings for some awesome trail magic … Continue reading Day 144-147: Time off for a wonderful wedding
August 20th-23rd Day 130-133 Mileage: a bunch of ZEROS! (though with 300 miles of bus travel) We had planned on waking up at 5am to catch a bus to Chelan, WA so we could take the “Lady of the Lake” Ferry on Lake Chelan to Stehekin, WA, then board a shuttle bus from there to … Continue reading Day 130-133: Leavenworth to Seattle to Portland… switching it up again!
Aug 8th-12th Day 118-122 Mileage: 13.5, 13.4, 17.6, 19.0, 22.4 We left White pass after enjoying the wonderful amenities at the Kracker Barrel! We charged all our stuff and picked up packages and ate some hot food, it was great! We had a nice time berry picking along the way and the best part of … Continue reading Day 118-122: White Pass to Snowqualmie Pass
July 24th-28th Day 103-107 Mileage: 0 We’ve been hiking at the back of the pack for a couple weeks now and we have been talking about jumping around to extend our hiking season and utilize the weather the best we can. So after lots of thought we decided a plan to get from Tahoe to … Continue reading Day 103-107: Surprise! We’re in Portland!
July 23rd Day 102 Mileage: 8 We took almost no picture today. It was a short day and we were just trying to get into South Lake Tahoe as quickly as we could. Last night, we decided that we would get into South Lake Tahoe, then immediately jump north on the trail and hike Washington … Continue reading Day 102: Tahoe here we come… and then we go…
July 21st Day 100 Mileage: 13 We have decided that California owes us for our services as rain makers…. Seriously! Wherever we are, it rains! With this drought it has got to count for something! It’s not necessarily the rain that has made things difficult lately, but the lightning. Today the storm started in the … Continue reading Day 100: We are the rain makers
July 19th Day 98 Mileage: 18.5 Not a ton to report today. We made our way up and out of Sonora Pass and into the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. The views were fantastic. We saw a dead songbird right on the trail, which was odd but fascinating. I flossed while hiking for the first time ever (it’s … Continue reading Day 98: Where songbirds go to die
July 18th Day 97 Mileage: 0 (though we hitched over 20 miles round trip) Today was a resupply day from Sonora Pass. We got to the pass last night as it was getting dark, so we decided to camp near the road and hitch in the morning. When we get to a pass, it usually … Continue reading Day 97: Kindness at Kennedy Meadows Resort
July 13th Day 91 Mileage: 9 Tuolumne Meadows Campground was like Disneyland…. People everywhere! We spent the morning at the campground store and post office picking up packages and gearing up for the next section. Derek shaved in the woods by the store with the shaver he got from his bounce bag. When you live … Continue reading Day 92: Yosemite National Park
July 11th Day 90 Mileage: 10 After being dropped off at the Silver Lake Resort by our latest amazing trail angel Ross, we took off up the trail with tons of food. We talked about how going hungry in the Sierras left us a little traumatized and we never want to be that hungry again! … Continue reading Day 90: Back home to the PCT