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PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 19.08.2018

At mile 2646.2. Hiked 26.4 miles today. Excitement is building because today we will end only 6 miles short of Canada. After passing Hart’s Pass I began to see Larches. For hikers without a Canadian Entry Permit, they can only hike to the border, then turn around and hike 30 miles back to Hart’s Pass. In other words, they hike that same 30 mile stretch twice. I know a number of hikers that had to do this. Here is a photo of some Larches.  The trail. From a mile away by trail I...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 18.08.2018

At mile 2588.8. Hiked 16.8 miles today. I had to wait until 10 am for the Post Office to open. My resupply arrived okay, but the postal service lost my bounce box. I’ll continue to ask them to look for it, but I don’t need it for now. The box has warm clothing and the weather hasn’t turned cold yet. In fact, it is very hot here near the Canadian border. I had to wait again for the 11:30 am shuttle to take me to the PCT. We stopped at...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Trail Towns, PCT Washington / 17.08.2018

At mile 2571.9. Hiked 0 miles today. Advanced 20 miles on PCT due to fire closure. Today I took the shuttle from Holden Village to Lucerne on Lake Chelan from which I took the Lady II ferry to Stehekin. Today will be a zero day and tomorrow when the post office opens I will pick up my last resupply before Canada. I should be in Manning Park, Canada in 4 days after having hiked 88 miles. Early morning on the main street of Holden Village. This was a copper mining town...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 17.08.2018

Hiked to mile 2552.6 at Cloudy Pass trail junction. PCT closed from mile 2552 to 2572 due to Bannock Lake Fire. Hiked 12 PCT miles today. Also hiked approximately 11 miles on Cloudy Pass and Hart and Lyman Lake trails. Hiked another approximate 2 miles around Lyman Lake area when lost. Trail junctions weren’t marked for PCT dire closure route. Total miles hiked approximately 25 miles.  Today is day 112, but having taken a zero day, it is my 111th day of actual hiking and today is August 11th....