PCT Day 106: Goat Rocks Wilderness

Miles Hiked: 25.3 PCT Mileage: 2003.6 This morning I woke up at 4:30 without an alarm. I noticed that the mosquitos were not out and I got excited. I closed my eyes for fifteen more minutes before packing up as fast as I could. I didn’t want them to come out and attack me firstContinue reading “PCT Day 106: Goat Rocks Wilderness”

PCT Day 105: Mount Adams Wilderness

Miles Hiked: 30.5 PCT Mileage: 1978.3 Today I barely made it on the shuttle back to trail in time. I opened my eyes at 7am. Thirty minutes before it left. I packed up my things quickly, back flushed my filter, and got a breakfast burrito and juice from the store. I was throwing everything inContinue reading “PCT Day 105: Mount Adams Wilderness”

PCT Day 102: Bridge of the Gods

Miles Hiked: 25.2 PCT Mileage: 1897.3 This morning I woke up at the Cascade Locks Park in my cowboy camp. I was too tired to pitch my tent last night despite sleeping in town. Usually I prefer to have some privacy when sleeping in public. It was a cool night. The first cool night onContinue reading “PCT Day 102: Bridge of the Gods”

PCT Day 100 and 101: A reevaluation

Miles Hiked: ZERO After the events of the last 24 hours and hiking out in the middle of the night, I spent two days thinking about my plans moving forward with the trail. The 60 mile section between Hwy 138 and Shelter Cove have been closed. Another fire near the California and Oregon border brokeContinue reading “PCT Day 100 and 101: A reevaluation”

PCT Day 99: A Wild Turn of Events

Miles Hiked: 42 PCT Mileage: 1872.1 (mileage north) This morning I was motivated to get moving at 5am. I groggily packed up all my things and started walking down the trail at 5:15am. The trail was totally flat this morning and went through a forest of young trees. It was 10 miles to a waterContinue reading “PCT Day 99: A Wild Turn of Events”