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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...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 27.07.2018

At mile 2188.5. Hiked 22.4 miles today. My leg felt better, but as a precaution I decided n’ont to push it too hard and to take more breaks. It was also very hot again in the middle of the day so I took a 3 plus hour break at lunch at Wind River with 2 river swims. When the sun dipped behind the trees I began a long climb until I reached a camping spot  sometime between 8 and 9 pm. There has been a variety of ferns. I liked...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 27.07.2018

At mile 2166.2. Hiked 19.5 miles today.  I counted 17 PCT’r tents at Cascade Locks Marine Park Camp. Others stayed at the hotels. This is the I’ve seen in town since Warner Springs around mile 100. Some of the tents. My tent at Marine Park. Hiking out of town I saw this wind surfer made from driftwood. I was soon over Bridge if the Gods and in the state of Washington. With a late start, the hot day seemed even hotter. The trail passed through beautiful fern growth that at least gave the...