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PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 19.08.2018

Day 117 At Northern Terminus of PCT, mile 2652.6. Hiked 6.4 PCT miles today. Hiked an additional 8.4 miles to Manning Park, Canada. Everything’s gonna be alright. At the end of the line. —The Traveling Wilbury’s. it is a short hike to the border yet the anticipation is great. Here is some of the scenary along the way. S I reached a view of the border where the trees were slash cut. At the border and PCT monument I celebrated by dancing to my PCT theme song and posing with the monument. Selfie took the photos....

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...