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WA PCT, day 22

Monday, August 31 Start: campsite near Huckleberry Mtn End: campsite near Three Corner Rock Miles: 31.3 miles Gain/loss: 9045’/9341′ Listened to: book- Words of Radiance I was up at 5:25am and on trail by 6:15am. For the first 1.5 miles, I listened to music without headphones so I could be aware of my surroundings and … Continue reading WA PCT, day 22

WA PCT, day 21

Sunday, August 30 Start: Steamboat Lake End: campsite near Huckleberry Mtn Miles: 31.1 miles (+0.25 for campsite) Gain/loss: 5010’/5472′ Listened to: book- Cursor’s Fury; Words of Radiance After staying up past 9pm yesterday and with the cold wind, I didn’t get up until 5:30am but I packed up quickly and was back on trail by … Continue reading WA PCT, day 21

WA PCT, day 20

Saturday, August 29 Start: Killen Creek End: Steamboat Lake Miles: 23.0 miles (+0.25 for campsite) Gain/loss: 3891’/5794′ Listened to: book- Cursor’s Fury After a heavy night sleep, I was awake around 5:15am and on trail by 6:30am; the inside of my tent was wet with condensation so I took time to wipe it down so … Continue reading WA PCT, day 20

WA PCT, day 19

Friday, August 28 Start: campsite beyond Knife’s Edge End: Killen Creek Miles: 31.9 miles Gain/loss: 5472’/6562′ Listened to: book- Academ’s Fury; Cursor’s Fury; Podcasts- RadioLab; 99% Invisible; Nice White Parents I slept fairly well last night, waking up around 4am and dozing until it was late enough to get up around 5:20am. I was packed … Continue reading WA PCT, day 19

WA PCT, day 18

Thursday, August 27 Start: White Pass End: campsite beyond Knife’s Edge Miles: 19.2 miles Gain/loss: 6781’/4249′ Listened to: book- Academ’s Fury After staying in Packwood last night, I hung out in town, having a great breakfast at the Mountain Goat, until the Inn’s shuttle left at 11am for White Pass. I was back on trail … Continue reading WA PCT, day 18

WA PCT, day 17

Wednesday, August 26 Start: a brook 1.2 miles beyond Bumping River End: White Pass Miles: 12.4 miles Gain/loss: 1617’/1811′ Listened to: book- Academ’s Fury After some reading, I got to sleep around 8:30pm, as the sun finally went down. I slept well until maybe 4am when it got distinctly cold and damp, with condensation on … Continue reading WA PCT, day 17

WA PCT, day 16

Tuesday, August 25 Start: Crow lake way intersection End: a brook 1.2 miles beyond Bumping River Miles: 26.7 miles Gain/loss: 6335’/7986′ Listened to: book- Furies of Calderon; Academ’s Fury After getting to sleep around 8-8:30pm, I was up before my alarm at 5:10am. I was packed up and on trail by 6:10am. I did a … Continue reading WA PCT, day 16

WA PCT, day 15

Monday, August 24 Start: Blowdown mountain trail intersection End: Crow lake way intersection Miles: 24.3 miles Gain/loss: 6352’/5351′ Listened to: book- Furies of Calderon I woke up this morning around 5:40am and was packed up and on trail an hour later. I took my time today, chatting with more people and texting at a few … Continue reading WA PCT, day 15

WA PCT, day 14

Sunday, August 23 Start: Snoqualmie Pass End: Blowdown mountain trail intersection Miles: 35.0 miles Gain/loss: 11,329’/9094′ Listened to: book- Furies of Calderon I was up at 5:15am and quickly had one last shower before heading out. I was on trail by 6:15am, heading out of town. I made quick time of today’s miles, and arrived … Continue reading WA PCT, day 14

WA PCT day 13

Friday, August 21 Start: Lemah Meadow End: Snoqualmie Pass Miles: 21.5 miles Gain/loss: 8425’/8681′ Listened to: book- Furies of Calderon; podcast- An Arm and a Leg; RadioLab I was up at 5:25am and on trail by 6:15am. The morning’s initial climb was long but I persevered, driven on by the spectacular views. The trail meandered … Continue reading WA PCT day 13