PCT miles 1726.6 to 1912.2 - Ashland to Willamette Pass – Total PCT miles 1912.2 When we left Medford/Ashland on Sunday, August 21 we were excited to be northbound hikers once more. Turns out our first 4-5 miles of the day had us hiking south to reach Canada. Southbound to get northbound. Again. It had … Continue reading Welcome home-walking through Southern Oregon
Good morning from Medford and PCT mile 1726.6! Gabriel and I will be getting back on the trail in a few hours to hike the remaining ~430 or so miles of Oregon. If all goes according to plan, we hope to be drinking beer milkshakes at the Edgefield McMenamins around Labor Day! We are excited … Continue reading Northbound once more
PCT miles 805 to 790.2 – Mile North of Sawmill Pass Trail to Kearsarge Pass – Total PCT miles 1726.6 Our last morning in the Sierras held the conflicting desires PCT thru-hikers: linger, savor, soak in all the light on the granite peaks and wander amid this realm of juniper, aspen and sagebrush for a … Continue reading Return to Kearsarge Pass
PCT miles 914.6 to 805 – Agnew Meadows to Sawmill Pass Trail – Total PCT miles 1711.8 We are leaving Mammoth Lakes with new shoes and only a few hiking hours missed. Now it is time for us to make miles, 124.4 trail miles to be exact. About six days worth of solid hiking over … Continue reading In the land of Muir and Pinchot
PCT miles 935.6 to 914.6 – Lyell Canyon to Agnew Meadows – Total PCT miles 1602.2 When we woke up this frosty mid-August morning in Yosemite's Lyell Canyon we had no idea that we'd end up in the town of Mammoth Lakes on the deck of the Davison Street Guest House this evening. But here … Continue reading The trail provides
PCT miles 1018.3 to 941.6 – Sonora Pass to Tuolumne Meadows – Total PCT miles 1575.2
PCT miles 1089.9 to 1018.3 – Bryan Meadow to Sonora Pass and Kennedy Meadows Resort – Total PCT miles 1498.5 Wildflowers in place of snow. A much needed zero day at Kennedy Meadows Resort. A gift of a ride and surprise of friends.
PCT miles 1105.6 to 1089.8 – Gilmore Lake to around Bryan Meadow – Total PCT miles 1427 This morning we quickly escaped the mosquitoes that advanced on our camp near Gilmore Lake in the Desolation Wilderness. We wound our way down to spectacular Lake Aloha. Deep blue alpine waters surrounded by gorgeous granite and snowy … Continue reading Feasting upon granite