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!
Day 118 8/5/18 2114.2-2139 24.8 miles. Today was relatively uneventful with exception of some very loud explosions in the nearby Bull Run Lake area. They were so close I swear I could feel the a shock wave and expected to see some kind of smoke cloud but the tree cover prevented any good view. I … Continue reading Day 118 – 119, 2114.2 – 2146.6 Cascade Locks
As some of you know already I've made it to Washington and as of this post more specifically to White Pass! 360 miles to go and fewer opportunities to send out blog posts. I have lots of great pictures to share since day 117 but I'm going to need to go off the grid for … Continue reading 8/13/18 Update
Day 116 8/3/18 2075.8-2096.9 21.1 miles Today I finally get to see this Timberline Lodge I've been hearing about. This 2 day post will have alot of pictures! Above last night's sunset at Timothy Lake. Filtering more water at a spring. I can actually see it flowing out of the ground. Some would drink it … Continue reading Day 116-117, 2075.8-2114.2 Timberline Lodge and Girl Scout Troop 3616!
8/1/18 2014.8-2045.5 30.7 miles Today is a walk around the west side of Mt Jefferson and to Ollalie Lake to stay the night. I'm seeing more and more south bound thru-hikers now too. Above, a first view of Mt Jefferson. Here is the third trail maintenance crew I've seen while on trail. This is Chase … Continue reading Day 114-115, 2014.8-2075.8
Day 112 1966.5-1995.1 Big Lake Youth Camp. 28.5 miles Today Budlight and I hiked separately. It's not that we're already tired of one another, rather we walk at different speeds. He faster even though he's dealing with some shin splints and planterfashia. Today's sunrise. Above is Obsidian Falls Obsidian shimmering all over the ground. Below … Continue reading Day 112 – 113, 1966.5-2014.8!!
Day 109 7/26/18. 10.4 miles Today is a lazy day 😁, only 10.4 miles on trail plus 1.5 of a side trail to Elk Lake Resort. Thankfully the mosquitos are subsiding! I arrived to Elk Lake at 10:30am, Ferrari arrived about 30minutes later and we had breakfast on the deck of the restaurant overlooking the … Continue reading Day 109-111, 1942.4 – 1966.5 Elk Lake Resort to Bend, ZERO day:)