Day 132 8/19/18 2413.8 - 2439.8. 26 miles Last night Morgan received his trail name of "Prince" by Bud Light. He was laying in his hammock so rather than having him get out I made him his dinner (not a difficult task, just boiled water in a dehydrated meal) and took it to him or … Continue reading Day 132 – 133, 2413.8 – 2464.1 Hiker fell off trail.
Today we'll get into Snoqualmie Pass to see Kelly,Morgan, Korin and my sister Jenny for breakfast. Morgan will be joining us for the next 70 miles to Stevens Pass. This morning was very foggy, so much so that it was raining under the trees from the condensation. I do enjoy days like this, the forest … Continue reading Day 130 – 131, 2370.8 – 2413.8 Snoqualmie Pass
Day 128 8/15/18 2320.4 - 2347 26.6 miles Above: Smokey morning at Dewey Lake, this is a popular 3 mile day hike from the Chinook Pass Parking area. Above: Bud Light left camp about 5 minutes earlier than me and came across a bear cub climbing a tree. I assume he initially scared the cub … Continue reading Day 128 -129, 2320.4 – 2370.8 Chinook Pass
Today we're taking a zero in my hometown of Yakima and as with all town days we have tasks to complete. Task #1 or rather a bucket list item is to visit a Walmart! This is the first time either Bud Light or Black Hole have been in a Walmart and they are amazed at … Continue reading Day 126 – 127 2294.9 – 2320.4
Day 124 8/11/18 2244.3 - 2272.4 28.1 miles This morning was very cold, I ended up wearing my thermal top all day. Rain started in the afternoon and continued through the night which was great, we need rain on these fires! But with rain comes wet shoes and no sun to dry them out....oh well! … Continue reading Day 124 – 125, 2244.3-2294.9 Goat Rocks and Knife Edge
Day 122 8/9/18 2197.9 - 2223.8 25.9 miles The noteworthy item of the day, I went for a swim in Blue Lake (2205.3) by myself. It was so nice! At some point in the day I had cell reception and called Kelly. As we talked Glamour Puss came walking up the trail behind me and … Continue reading Day 122 – 123, 2197.9-2223.8 Trout Lake
Day 120 8/7/18 2146.6 - 2171.6 24.5 miles Behold the Bridge of the Gods, initially constructed in 1926 and is the lowest point on the PCT at mere feet above sea level. I also learned that shortly after its completion it had to be raised due to higher water levels from the construction of Bonneville … Continue reading Day 120 – 121, 2146.6 – 2197.9, Onto Washington soil!