June 16 (~09:15 – ~18:50) Timberline Lodge – before Sentinel Peak (18.8 mi / Total: 2116.2 mi) Total PCT miles: 1016.2 Weather: Sunny and warm again! I wake up to the sun. I’m not in much of a hurry, although I realise I’d better pack up when a few day trippers enjoy the views from … Continue reading PCT Day 73 : I’m Finally Meeting More Thruhikers
June 14 (~05:40 – ~07:40) & June 15 (Zero day) Barlow Pass – Timberline Lodge (5.0 mi / Total: 2097.4 mi) Total PCT miles: 997.4 Weather: Still chilly in the morning. Windy at higher elevation. Sunny during the day. I rise in the chilly, dark forest, and watch the rising sun and low hanging clouds … Continue reading PCT Day 71 & 72 : I Love This Waffle Machine & A Day In Town!
June 13 (~08:10 – ~20:10) Warm Springs River – Barlow Pass (27.3 mi / Total: 2092.4 mi) Total PCT miles: 992.4 Weather: Warm, sunny. The rumbling from last night never turned to real thunder, and the day is another sunny one. The mosquitoes are a little less vicious on this side of the river, and … Continue reading PCT Day 70 : Out Of Food And Running To The Timberline Lodge Buffet
June 12 (~08:30 – ~20:10) Red Lake (off-trail) – Warm Springs River (approx. 23.1 mi / Total: 2065.1 mi) Total PCT miles: 965.1 Weather: Sunny, warm. It’s gets overcast later in the day and the skies rumble. I’ve survived all of the insects around Red Lake, and only have a little over 2.5 miles to … Continue reading PCT Day 69 : A Bloody Introduction To Oregon Mosquitoes
June 11 (~08:00 – ~20:00) Tentsite before Whitewater Creek Trail junction – Red Lake (off-trail) (approx. 19.3 mi) Total PCT miles: n/a Weather: Sunny and warm. I’m oddly in love with my campsite. It’s burnt but it’s spacious and I had a great rest here. I’m camped just before the turnoff to the Whitewater Creek … Continue reading PCT Day 68 : Trails, Roads And Ticks, A Long Detour
June 10 (~08:45 – ~17:30) Papoose Lake (off-trail) – tentsite before Whitewater Creek Trail junction (approx. 10 mi / Total: 2032.5 mi) Total PCT miles: 932.5 Weather: Sunny and warm. I’m nervous. After a day of bushwhacking, I’m still off the PCT and I need to decide if I’ll get back to it, or not. … Continue reading PCT Day 67 : Off Limits And Off Trail