Tag Archive: cascades

GR20 – Day 0 – Conca

Time seems to be speeding less here in Europe than it does in the US. Once you leave the large cities behind, everything slows down, everybody is going about their business in much… Continue reading

Snow Camping in Paradise

Winter is over, I realized as I bent down to photograph a blooming Trillium during one of my most recent ventures. Trilliums here in the Pacific Northwest signal more sunshine. Longer days. Beginning… Continue reading

9/13/17 – Monument Moment 

Day 141 Miles: 2,643.74 to 2,650.10 Total miles hiked: 2,009.08 (+17.50 back to Holman Trail junction) The Northern Terminus of Pacific Crest Trail holds a monument similar to the one we saw five… Continue reading

9/12/17 – Hopkins Lake

Day 140 Miles: 2,625.28 to 2,643.74 Total miles hiked: 2,002.72 Two thousand miles! That’s how far we walked so far. It’s a huge achievement but with Canadian border at our fingertips we didn’t… Continue reading

9/11/17 – Over Hart’s Pass

Day 139 Miles: 2,604.08 to 2,625.28 Total miles hiked: 1,984.26 It was another rather cold morning when we started with all layers on. The trail sloped gently downhill, it was easy on our… Continue reading

9/10/17 – Methow River

Day 138 Miles: 2,580.61 to 2,604.08 Total miles hiked: 1,963.06 Morning dawned chilly and I kept my down jacket on for a long time before I warmed up enough. But the morning walk… Continue reading

9/9/17 – Six Mile Camp

Day 137 Miles: 2,569.42 to 2,580.61 Total miles hiked: 1,939.59 Today we had the luxury of a lazy morning. We were to catch the 11:00 o’clock bus to the bakery and with our… Continue reading

9/7/17 – Beat the Bus

Day 135 Miles: 2,554.56 to 2,569.42 Total miles hiked: 1,928.38 The days are getting shorter as fall approaches. We were up at 5:00 and again we started walking in darkness. I followed the… Continue reading

9/6/17 – Beautiful Basins We Didn’t See

Day 135 Miles: 2,532.77 to 2,554.56 Total miles hiked: 1,913.52 The ups are steep in the North Cascades, and long. The terrain is rough, rocks and roots bite the feet, rouge branches grab… Continue reading

9/5/17 – Hidden Views

Day 134 Miles: 2,511.96 to 2,532.77 Total miles hiked: 1,891.73 I woke up several times during the night and every time the strong scent of smoke hit me. When I looked outside, I… Continue reading