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PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 08.08.2018

At mile 2464.2. Hiked 10.3 miles today. Today I hiked into Stevens Pass and hitched a ride for the 14 miles to Skykomish where I stayed at Cascadia Inn.  With a morning start at 5:20 am the air was not moving and the mosquitoes were harassing me the whole way. I hiked past several lakes and a long way through the ski area at Stevens Pass. The bartender in Skykomish later told me that Vail Resorts had just bought the ski resort and were closing the deal in a month.  While...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 08.08.2018

At mile 2455.9. Hiked 21 miles today. Today I visited many lakes. I woke up and broke camp at Deep Lake. I ate lunch and soaked my feet in Deception Lake. I swam in Glacier Lake and tonight I am camping at Mig Lake.  Here is Deep Lake from my campsite. Here is Deep Lake view after having climbed toward Cathedral Peak. After the morning climb, I could see Cathedral Peak up close. I climbed Again to Piper Pass and came down through this rock field. From Piper Pass I could see Glacier Lake...

PCT Sierras, PCT Thru Hike / 08.08.2018

At mile 2434.9. Hiked 25.7 miles today. There was a lot more smoke today so I wondered whether the lightening yesterday afternoon had caused some fires.  Early in the day I passed this waterfall from the outlet  of Spectacle Lake. It was a day of descents and climbs. After the first climb I could view the range I had been in earlier in the day. I ate lunch at this beautiful spot. The climb had made me hot so when I came across this lake I filled my water bottles and jumped...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 07.08.2018

At mile 2409.2. Hiked 16.1 miles today. I took my time at the Summit Inn organizing and running errands and eating another meal at the Summit Pancake House. With late breakfast, I didn’t feel that I needed to pack a lunch for today. I sorted through my resupply and took out some food items to lower the weight. I snared a dark chocolate bar and small tuna from the hiker box. I donated a large tuna, oatmeal, tortillas, etc to the hiker box. After reviewing everything, I felt that...