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PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 03.08.2018

At mile 2325.7. Hiked 24.8 miles today. I used the Thermocell during a morning break and at lunch. It kept the mosquitoes away so could take off the head net and relax without those pesky bloodsuckers bothering me.  I’m happy with Thermocell. I broke camp at Busch Lake and walked past a number of ponds while hiking through one of the worst mosquito infested areas I had seen. Mosquitoes were in a swarm around my head net. This is Busch Lake where I camped. I passed by Yellow Cedars that grow in...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 03.08.2018

At mile 2300.9. Hiked 21.4 miles today.  Today was a short day into White Pass where I resupplied with a package sent to Kracker Barrell. I barely beat the Miriam Fire trail closure south of White Pass. In fact, it was officially reported at 11 AM and I was hiking through that area around noon.  After spending most of the day at Kracker Barrel, I started hiking again at 6:20 pm and hiked into the dark some time after 9 pm. The area full of scum ponds and  was infested...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 30.07.2018

At mile 2249.4. Hiked 20.5 miles today. Camping at Lava Springs. The highlight of the day was viewing the massive glaciers of Mt Adams.  New shoes helped my feet and legs handle the trail much better. My feet and toes only felt a little tingly, not tingly to the point of losing feeling. I also saw my first elk of this trip. It was a female that quickly trotted off. Here is a view of Mt Adams. Glaciers on Mt Adams People: Camping with Cache22 and Yoga at Lava Springs....

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 30.07.2018

I’m staying in Trout Lake a 2nd night making today a zero miles hiked day. I’m lucky to have gotten a private room at the grocery so I’m living in style in downtown Trout Lake. An extra bonus is that there is a bathtub where I soaked in a warm bath of Epsom salts.  Cache 22 and I used the bathrobes provided while all our clothes were in the washer. Nobody seemed to notice. I received new Altra Olympus shoes in Trout Lake. Here are the Altras that went to...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 27.07.2018

At mile 2228.9. Hiked 15.4 miles today. Here is Mosquito Creek. In my opinion  there are many lakes and creeks and campsites that should be named after this swarming blood thirsty pest. Here is one of the few open spots along today’s trail. The next section will be much different having  great views. Here is a view of Mt Baker from the outskirts of Trout Lake. It was easy hitching into town. My ride, Bill even drove me past all the main stops in town and explained where everything was located....

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 27.07.2018

Day 95 At mile 2213.5. Hiked 25 miles today. Today I began seeing a lot of SOBO’s on the trail including a group of about a dozen calling themselves the train. Here is Mt Hood with the outlines of Columbia River gorge visible. View of Mt St Helens. Trees blocked most of the views. View of Mt Adams. This is Blue Lake where Toothbrush and I saw horses. These people were out for several nights. Previously I had only seen riders that were out for the day. I wanted to swim in Blue Lake, but...