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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 falling while crawling in a washout, or having the ground washout from under me, no joke.

Suiattle Soak

My adventurous birthday “novice backcountry” hike got a little hairy when someone took a dunk in the Suiattle River. This is sopping wet Cherub after her successful log crossing of that ferocious glacial river, on the old (disused due to a bridge washout) PCT. Happy birthday to me! Long story short, we couldn’t find the log crossing when we arrived at the River. Cherub decided to give a crossing a go. I wanted to let her do her thing, but also a nagging voice in my head made me hand her a stick with a length of Dyneema cord tied to it. She took a few steps in and quickly hit hip-depth. Cherub is not very tall. At that point… continue reading


This photo cracks me up — Cherub summons the snow. “Comon, Snow!” She’s about to get her second snow, ever (she’s from South Africa). Piper Pass mile 2461 of the PCT

Buffet Time

Hiker Cherub “can’t believe it,” and is so happy right now. That’s my second such big plate of food at the Timberline lodge buffet. I WILL finish it and possibly go for thirds.

Little Package