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PCT Oregon, PCT Thru Hike / 08.07.2018

At mile 1840.8. Hiked 19.9 miles today. Today I hiked the PCT alternate route that is the Crater Lake Rim Trail. I took my time getting started as I enjoyed the amenities of the Mazama Village campground. Upon reaching Rim Village I took a long break to allow my devices to recharge. This meant an early lunch. It was also a great opportunity to meet some interesting hikers including the first true South Bounder (SOBO). The last 2 days I have been meeting a lot of hikers and it...

PCT Oregon, PCT Thru Hike / 08.07.2018

At mile 1820.9. Hiked 16.6 miles.  I was ready for Crater Lake and with mosquitoes keeping me from slowing down, I was sitting in Annie’s restaurant in Crater Lake before 12:30 PM. I walked through areas that were intensely burned. In parts the trail was totally obliterated and I was forced to navigate by GPS when I found myself off the trail. Small saplings had burnt into something like tempered swords while curling inward over the trail. These fire transformed saplings would rip flesh and and clothing. There weee also...

PCT Oregon, PCT Thru Hike / 08.07.2018

At mile 1804.3. Hiked 26.5 miles today. I have hiked 714.3 miles over the first 37 consecutive days (no zeros) of my return to the PCT. I had hiked 650 miles in 37 consecutive days (no zeros) during the Southern California portion of my PCT hike.  This is looking back at the north side of Mt McLoughlin. I hiked on the mosquitoe infested south side yesterday afternoon. Here is a morning view of a lake. This is “Hoops”. He is from Germany and is hiking the Oregon PCT. He carries this basketball...

PCT Oregon, PCT Thru Hike / 08.07.2018

At mile 1777.8 Hiked 22.5 miles today. Cold morning, I guess 35 degrees F. I was later told that it had been 32 degrees F. I had shipped out my down jacket and fleece pants. I wore my silk long underwear underneath my hiking shorts. I also wore a down vest and lightweight rain jacket. I hiked fast to help warm up. Here I am at mile 1768.5 when I realized I have hiked half of the PCT. Having skipped over 440 miles, the halfway point for me is at...

PCT North California, PCT Thru Hike / 03.07.2018

At mile 1755.3. Hiked 23.3 miles today. I walked between public and private land. All was equally beautiful. In this area the pipe gates have a different design and I was pleased to see that they were painted red. Better than rust color. A large lava boulder lay about 5 feet from the door of my tent. In the morning a bird perched on the tip of the rock and sang its machine gun song. It then repeated the same at a higher pitch. It was nice to lie there...

PCT Thru Hike / 02.07.2018

At mile 1732. Hiked 14.3 miles today. Jenny from the Ashland Hostel was kind enough to give me a ride back to the trail. She even stopped at a gas station so I could purchase new sunglasses. I’m on my 4th pair now. I wasn’t on the trail until around 11 am. Carrying extra water and a 5 day heavy resupply, my pack was heavier than usual, but the trail was as easy as it gets for leaving a trail town. Usually, coming out of town means long climbs.  I wasn’t...