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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 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...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 04.08.2018

At mile 2393.1 (Snoqualamie Pass). Hiked 11.1 miles today. It rained last night and I slept well to the sound of rain. Awake in the predawn, I crawled out of the tent into the rain and headed toward the cathole I had dug the night before. It was around the end of a large fallen tree. As I rounded the tree, I tripped over the broken off end of the tree and landed flat on my face right into the wet ground directly in front of the cat hole....

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 04.08.2018

At mile 2382. Hiked 30.3 miles today. The cloudy day made it cooler which made it easier to hike. The clouds grew heavier late in the day and between walking in woods and cloud obscured views, there weren’t spectacular vistas to photograph. Nevertheless, dripping woods and blowing clouds were beautiful. Here is another view of Mt Ranier as I leave it behind. Here is the trail.  ...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 04.08.2018

Day 102 At mile 2351.7. Hiked 26 miles today. - August 1, 2018 Today, checking the fire report, I found out that the fire at White Pass was named the Miriam Fire and that the area which included the PCT and other trails had been closed. The fire was first reported on Monday, July 30th, 11:00 AM, less than an hour before I walked through the area and noticed an orange glow to the sunlight filtering through the trees. The fire was caused by a lightening strike. I also found out...