August 3rd-7th Day 113-117 Mileage: 12.5, 19, 14.3, 18.2, 14.5 In my opinion, this was the prettiest section we’ve hiked so far. The High Sierra was stunning, but this section just had so much more depth in my opinion. The juxtaposition of both stark alpine backdrops and lush forests was just incredible. After leaving Trout … Continue reading Day 113-117: Trout Lake to White Pass
July 29th-August 2nd Day 108-112 Mileage: 8.9, 21.4, 16.4, 18.7, 17.2 I’m gonna be honest with you all. This section wasn’t really all that great. The lowlights include hiking through about 10 miles of poison oak as well as through several clear-cut areas, and also having two mice chew their way into our tent in … Continue reading Day 108-112: Cascade Locks to Trout Lake
Hi everyone, We are about 185 miles into Washington and on schedule. The terrain has been hard but the views have been great. We are overlooking Crystal Mountain Ski Resort right now, and hence have data coverage, but this is actually the first time we have had any data coverage in Washington so far, so … Continue reading Quick update
Hi everyone, Just a quick announcement. If anyone would like to send us a care package while we’re hiking through Washington. Please send it to the address listed for Leavenworth, WA on our Washington PCT Mailing Addresses page. I have updated our ETAs for all of Washington, so the addresses there are all current. I … Continue reading A few quick updates
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 22nd Day 101 Mileage 19 I thought that today was the most beautiful day we’ve had on the trail. No contest. Better than the High Sierra. I don’t know what it was, but I just thought it was stunning. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
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 20th Day 99 Mileage: 15 Another nice day today. We hiked through gorgeous scenery for the most of the day, and only got rained on a little bit (we almost almost assuredly setting some sort of record for most days of rain on a PCT thru hike). We passed a road (Highway 4) in … Continue reading Day 99: Sick on the trail
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