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The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2,668 mile (4,294 km) trail running through the tallest mountain crests and volcanic peaks of California, Oregon, and Washington from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. I walked its entire length in 2013 and was back on trail for more casual fun in 2014 and 2015. In my opinion, it is a 16″ by 2,668 mile slice of heaven.

Gotta Walk

Hiker Gotta Walk at Eagle Rock yesterday. Super animated lady, training for “Grand to Grand” by hiking the PCT. Wow!

Apache

Yes! Hiker Apache gets a Pepsi at Warner Springs Community Center. Last time I saw this guy he was vegging in Belden. He sat quietly while I received a box containing shoes of the wrong size (big bummer) and some other major trail drama went down. I love this guy’s mellow, and mad style. See… continue reading

PCT Finisher!

That morning (10/6) I knew for sure I was a PCT finisher. Nothing could stop me from making the last 8.11 miles to the border. I kept yelling “PCT finisher!” And yet, it still really hasn’t sunk in. I really did walk 2660 miles from Mexico to Canada alone through the woods. Crazy. PCT finisher!

Between a Rock and Woody

Cherub seeming to enjoy the BY-FAR most terrifying and dangerous part of the entire PCT: the 9 or 10 (I lost count) huge washouts between Rock and Woody Passes, miles 2647.5 to 2648.5 in the Northern Washington Cascades. The entire ridge was sopping soaked loose, muddy scree. I thought I was going to die, either… continue reading

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On Saturday morning (10/5), I found Midnight Rider and Valentino headed the opposite way after an extremely harrowing episode on the south face of Rock Pass (mile 2646). She, her brother, and Rustic all thought they were going to die that night. The horse, “ass deep in snow,” and apparently frightened, began running off straight… continue reading

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“Avalanches.” These snowballs, some as big as a large snowman bottom, littered all of section L of the PCT. Mile 2605.5