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  • Cactus to Clouds a.k.a. Mount San Jacinto via Skyline Trail
    on Dec 14, 2016 in Peak Hikes
    Key Hike Statistics: Distance, Trail Style: 21 miles, Out & Partial Back Difficulty: Extremely Difficult (like, the hardest) Elevation Gain: ~10,300 feet Popularity: Light to Tramway; High Above Tramway Best Time: Very Early Morning; Fall/Spring...
  • Mount San Gorgonio Via Vivian Creek Trail
    on Dec 7, 2016 in Peak Hikes
    Key Hike Statistics: Distance, Trail Style: 17 miles, Out & Back Difficulty: Difficult Elevation Gain: ~5500 feet Popularity: Moderate Best Time: Early Morning; June-October to avoid snow Dogs: Allowed, Make sure they’re capable of this difficu...
  • Day 167: Family and Friends Day in Redding, CA (Some Pictures)
    on Sep 15, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    I spent the day visiting with my family and friends. I woke up around 8 and hung around my parents’ place and then my mom and I got ready to leave the house. We went to a sports bar in town to see if it would be a good spot for a family and fri...
  • Day 166: Another Another Travel Day (Picture Drop!)
    on Sep 14, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    Spending another day on the road I thought I would take this time to clear the phone of pictures. Enjoy.                              &...
  • Day 165: Another Travel Day
    on Sep 13, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    We found out that none of the rental car companies in Wenatchee, WA allow for one-way rentals. It appears their fleets are too small to lose cars to other locations. This fact locked me is both into having to find another way to get out of town. I st...
  • Day 164: Pie’s Finish Line! 
    on Sep 12, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    Just under 10 miles stood between us and High Bridge, between us and Stehekin, between Pie and the end of his trail. With clear skies, we cowboy camped last night in order to get a quick start in the morning. Pie was up and out of camp at 7am and I w...
  • Day 163: Agnes Creek
    on Sep 11, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    Yesterday’s bigger day set us up really nicely to get in to High Bridge by noon in order to catch the last bus to Stehekin before the ferry leaves for Chelan at 2pm. We just needed to do our usual 20 mile day and then a 10 mile day to get there...
  • Day 162: Here Comes the Sun
    on Sep 10, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    The sun came out! It was out all day today! Pie was up and at ’em as we had a 26 mile day on the docket. He bolted out of camp by 7am. I didn’t manage to get out of camp until about 8am, this is the biggest gap between departure times we...
  • Day 161: The Mist
    on Sep 9, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    We were optimistic about the weather turning a corner as we went to sleep last night. We were decidedly less optimistic about that when we awoke this morning. The sky was grey, the air was wet, the plants were wet, the tents were wet, all was wet. We...
  • Day 160: Lake Sally Ann; Pie Comes Apart at the Seams
    on Sep 8, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    With the weather not yet showing signs of improvement we planned a 20 mile day for ourselves. We packed up our wet gear and shoved off, Pie around 8:10am and me at 8:30am. I hiked for 2 hours and then took a break for some snacks as the morning rain...
  • Day 159: Back to the Trail; Janus Lake
    on Sep 7, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    There was no time for sleeping in this morning as we had to catch an 8:50am bus to Stevens Pass. We took turns taking quick showers and then headed down for breakfast at the bistro in the lobby. After breakfast we had about 6 blocks to walk down to t...
  • Day 158: Travel Day
    on Sep 6, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    We spent last night at the hiker hostel at Manning Park, Canada. This morning we hit the restaurant for breakfast and then packed up in order to hop on the bus to Vancouver leaving at 11am. It was a 4 hour ride out to Vancouver where we arrived at 3p...
  • Day 157: Monument 78 and Manning Park, Canada
    on Sep 5, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    Today was the day we reached the end of the PCT! We had 11 miles to go to reach Monument 78, which marks the U.S./Canada border and then another 8 miles to arrive at Manning Park, Canada. We got out of camp about 8am this morning. It was another very...
  • Day 156: Sleeping on Woody Pass
    on Sep 4, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    Despite our fortune with the sun coming out yesterday it began to snow on us before we had fallen asleep. The nights have been incredibly cold the last three nights or so and snow has been a theme for our evenings and mornings of late. So we woke up...
  • Day 155: Methow Pass, Glacier Pass, Hart’s Pass
    on Sep 3, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT trail prpgress
    You have a pretty good idea of what kind of day it’s going to be when you wake up with a layer of snow/ice on your tent like we did this morning. It took us a while to work up the nerve to get moving and pack up in the cold but we managed to &#...
  • Day 154: Rainy Pass, Cutthroat Pass, Granite Pass
    on Sep 2, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    We woke up later than usual, colder than usual, and wetter than usual. We packed up as quick as we could will ourselves to pack up our sopping wet everything. We left camp around 8:30am and were ready for a day of hiking in the rain. Good thing too,...
  • Day 153: The Lady of the Lake to Stehekin
    on Sep 1, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    With the fire closure still in effect and Pie’s deadline looming we don’t have the luxury of being able to take the “wait and see” approach that most hikers seem to be taking at the moment. Our course of action is to take the...
  • Day 153: The Lady of the Lake to Stehekin
    on Sep 1, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    With the fire closure still in effect and Pie’s deadline looming we don’t have the luxury of being able to take the “wait and see” approach that most hikers seem to be taking at the moment. Our course of action is to take the...
  • Day 152: The Return of Bob
    on Aug 31, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    There is nothing like waking up in a tent as the wind and rain pelts said tent to no end. I woke up around 6am to this racket and decided it wasn’t for me yet. I rolled over and tried to go back to sleep, eventually giving up that endeavor in o...
  • Day 151: It’s Gonna Rain All Day
    on Aug 30, 2015 in Trail Progress PCT
    What a life that I have made here, all covered up in grey. It’s gonna rain all day. If you don’t know those lyrics, click here. Seriously though, it rained basically all day today. We woke up at Deep Lake to the sound of rain on our tent...
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