July 27 (~09:00 – ~18:55) Before Oregon Highest PCT Point – Rim Alternate Junction (22.6 mi / Total: 1839.3 mi) Total PCT miles: 1714.8 Weather: Hot. I was up until late last night, taking advantage of the cell phone service at my camping spot, so this morning I take all the time I need. I … Continue reading PCT Day 114 : I Haven’t Seen This Many Water Caches Since The Desert
July 26 (~06:40 – ~19:45) Summit Lake – before Oregon Highest PCT Point (28.3 mi / Total: 1861.8 mi) Total PCT miles: 1692.2 Weather: Hot. I sleep with my rainfly open, and when my alarm goes early in the morning, I snooze and watch the skies over the lake change colour. It’s a beautiful spot, … Continue reading PCT Day 113 : Is This The Start Of Wildfire Season?
July 25 (~08:20 – ~20:45) Upper Rosary Lake – Summit Lake (21.6 mi / Total: 1890.1 mi) (+2.6 bonus miles to Shelter Cove Resort) Total PCT miles: 1663.9 Weather: It’s getting hot! By the time I get going the mosquitoes are in full force again. I try and stuff everything in my pack as quickly … Continue reading PCT Day 112 : I’m The Olivia Palermo Of Thruhiking
July 24 (~08:15 – ~19:30) Before Stormy Lake – Upper Rosary Lake (26.2 mi / Total: 1911.7 mi) Total PCT miles: 1642.3 Weather: Sunny and increasingly hot. I get going a little late, which proves to be a bad judgement call with regards to the mosquitoes. When I wake it’s still dark, and I notice … Continue reading PCT Day 111 : The Day A Chipmunk Posed For Me
July 23 (~07:40 – ~19:20) Mesa Creek – before Stormy Lake (25.1 mi / Total: 1937.9 mi) (+2.0 bonus miles to Elk Lake Resort) Total PCT miles: 1616.1 Weather: As yesterday. Sunny and very warm, with some wind here and there. The mosquitoes haven’t gone overnight. They’re stationed right outside my tent, and when they … Continue reading PCT Day 110 : The State Of Forests And Lakes
July 22 (~07:15 – ~20:40) Before Little Belknap – Mesa Creek (26.2 mi / Total: 1963.0 mi) Total PCT miles: 1591.0 Weather: Sunny, warm, with some wind at higher elevation. I immediately notice daylight hours are shorter in Oregon. My alarm goes off at 5:30 and although it’s light out, Washington was lighter. It’s warm … Continue reading PCT Day 109 : Three Sisters And A Lot Of Lava