7/11/17 – Wildfire

Day 79 Miles: 1,597.25 to 1,607.87Total miles hiked: 1,024.01 Originally we thought of taking a full zero day at Etna but the motel was fully booked for the second night so we decided… Continue reading

7/10/17 – Etna

Day 78 Miles: 1,591.47 to 1,597.25Total miles hiked: 1,013.39 With less than 6 miles to town, we started our day an hour later. It was a decision we hoped we wouldn’t regret. Etna… Continue reading

7/9/17 – One Thousand Miles

Day 77 Miles: 1,571.28 to 1,591.47 Total miles hiked: 1,007.61 The highlight of today was Russian Wilderness. We had quite some climb to get there and when we first started I did not… Continue reading

7/8/17 – Trinity Alps

Day 76 Miles: 1,549.37 to 1,571.28 Total miles hiked: 987.42 We’ve heard many things about Trinity Alps. From, the snow is likely not too bad, through there are many sketchy snow covered miles,… Continue reading

7/6/17 – Porcupine Lake

Day 74 Miles: 1,508.65 to 1,528.81 Total miles hike hiked: 944.96 Today brought a promise of excellent views, though it meant that we would have to climb 2,500 feet to the top of… Continue reading

7/5/17 – Afternoon Heat

Day 73 Miles: 1,498.65 to 1,508.65 Total miles hiked: 924.80 Chances were slim that after yesterday’s 4th of July celebration we would get a trail angel drive us to the trailhead first thing… Continue reading

7/3/17 to 7/4/17 – Happy July 4th

Days: 71 and 72 Miles: 0 Our first zero day at Mt. Shasta was a typical town stop with chores being done for most of the day.  Food hunting turned to be challenging,… Continue reading

7/2/17 – Back in Civilization Again

Day 70 Miles: 1,486.94 to 1,498.65 Total miles hiked: 914.80 The wind blew strong through the night, we could hear it in the crowns of the trees. Not much of it touched the… Continue reading

7/1/17 – Baby Bears

Day 69 Miles: 1,468.42 to 1,486.94 Total miles hiked: 903.09 Today was Canada Day and so I let Dave sleep in little longer, all the way till 5:30 a.m. which considering that it… Continue reading

6/30/17 – Wildlife

Day 68Miles: 1,447.55 to 1,468.42 Total miles hiked: 884.57 Our site was perfectly flat and comfortable and the moment I saw it, I immediately though a really good night sleep. And it was.… Continue reading