Tag Archive: PNW

7/31/17 – Sister’s Wilderness, hiking at its finest

Day 99 Miles: 1,956.32 to 1,980.08 + 0.53 to Lava Campground Total miles hiked: 1,383.73 Our task for today was to walk through Sisters Wilderness. Volcanos everywhere. Lupine covered meadows. Hundreds of butterflies.… Continue reading

7/30/17 – No Reflection in Mirror Lake

Day 98 Miles: 1,932.77 to 1,956.32 Total miles hiked: 1,360.17 My imagination pictured fabulous reflections when I saw Sisters Mirror Lake on Halfmile app. It sounded exactly like a place I could spend… Continue reading

7/29/17 – Halfway There

Day 97 Miles: 1,908.21 to 1,932.77 Total miles hiked: 1,336.62 1,325. It is an strange number to celebrate but PCTers who come this far do. It means that we have successfully completed half… Continue reading

7/28/17 – Shelter Cove and Beyond

Day 96 Miles: 11.43 on OST alternate plus 1,904.15 to 1,908.21 Total miles hiked: 1,312.06 (+2.11 from Shelter Cove back to PCT) The trail treated us kindly today with uphills not too steep,… Continue reading

7/27/17 – Oregon Skyline Trail

Day 95 Miles: 1,867.11 to 1,875.75 + 9.17 on OST alternate Total miles hiked: 1,296.57 During a common year, the Oregon Skyline Trail alternate is not much utilized among PCT hikers. This year;… Continue reading

7/26/17 – Finally Some Easy Miles

Day 94 Miles: 1,845.46 to 1,867.11 Total miles hiked: 1,278.76 The weather held till about 3:30 in the morning. Then the rain came down hard and it still rained at 5:00 when we… Continue reading

7/25/17 – Thundershowers 

Day 93 3.72 miles on Rim Trail alternate plus Miles: 1,836.73 to 1,845.46 Total miles hiked: 1,257.11 Our challenge for today was to get back to where we left off yesterday. The first… Continue reading

7/24/17 – The Journey from Mazama Village Along Rim Trail and Back

Day 92 Miles 1,818.43 to 1,820.53 + 8 miles on alternate Rim Trail route. (+ 1 mile from Mazama Village to PCT) Total miles hiked: 1,244.66 We knew it will be a semi… Continue reading

Union Peak

Even here in Washington State the sun peeks out through the clouds once in awhile, and occasionally we get lucky and the sunny day aligns with a weekend. There are many places to… Continue reading

Skyscraper Mountain

On my drive to Sunrise the nature teases me with a beautiful view of Mount Rainier. Soft clouds rise from the valley and the sun filters through them. It’s a picture perfect morning.… Continue reading