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

WA PCT day 12

Thursday August 20 Start: near Deception Pass End: Lemah Meadow Miles: 28.0 miles Gain/loss: 8238’/9475′ Listened to: book- Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian; podcast- Nice White Parents; America Dissected After rolling into camp on the later side last night and chatting with my neighbors, I got into bed around 9:15pm. I didn’t sleep well with … Continue reading WA PCT day 12

WA PCT day 11

Wednesday August 19 Start: Stevens Pass End: near Deception Pass Miles: 21.6 miles Gain/loss: 7516’/7087′ Listened to: book- Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex; Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian After a zero day in Skykomish, I arranged for a shuttle around 8-9am this morning with a local trail angel. He took me, Rebecca, and Johnathan back … Continue reading WA PCT day 11

WA PCT, day 10

Monday August 17 Start: Pass Creek End: Stevens Pass Miles: 25.1 miles Gain/loss: 7592’/7700′ Listened to: book- Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox; Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex After a leisurely evening, I got to sleep by ~8pm and so I was eager and ready to be up and about, and got up a few minutes … Continue reading WA PCT, day 10

WA PCT, day 9

Sunday August 16 Start: beyond Kennedy Creek End: Pass Creek Miles: 21.4 miles Gain/loss: 6467’/6115′ Listened to: book- Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony; Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox I was up at 5:20am and on trail by 6:15am. I made a good pace for the first half of the day and then slowed down as … Continue reading WA PCT, day 9

WA PCT, day 8

Saturday August 15 Start: Vista Creek End: beyond Kennedy Creek Miles: 26.9 miles Gain/loss: 9705’/8789′ Listened to: book- Artemis Fowl: Opal Deception; Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony During the night, something big fell into the creek – maybe a tree or some big rocks, but it was loud enough that my instinct upon waking was … Continue reading WA PCT, day 8

WA PCT, day 7

Friday August 14 Start: Cedar Camp End: Vista Creek Miles: 24.8 miles Gain/loss: 7231’/7215′ Listened to: book- Artemis Fowl: The Artic Incident; Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code I was awake at 5:15am and on trail by 6:15am. I made it to the summit of Suiattle Pass by maybe 10:30am and then descended forever to reach … Continue reading WA PCT, day 7

WA PCT, day 6

Thursday August 13Start: High Bridge/StehekinEnd: Cedar CampMiles: 9.6 milesGain/loss: 2749’/1483′Listened to: book- Artemis Fowl; Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident I was awake at 5:15am this morning, around first light. I wandered around camp for a while, set up my electronics to charge, took a bird bath and washed my hair in the sink at the … Continue reading WA PCT, day 6

WA PCT, day 5

Wednesday August 12 Start: Bridge Creek End: High Bridge/Stehekin Miles: 16.9 miles Gain/loss: 2999’/5807′ Listened to: podcasts- Nice White Parents; book- Artemis Fowl I was up early at 5am this morning, and was out on trail by 6am. Despite having to take a break to tape different parts of my feet twice, I made amazing … Continue reading WA PCT, day 5

WA PCT, day 4

Tuesday August 11 Start: Tatie Ridge End: Bridge Creek Miles: 27.5 miles Gain/loss: 6129’/8356′ Listened to: podcasts- 99% Invisible; RadioLab; Welcome to Night Vale; One from the Vaults; Nice White Parents After a chilly night with the wind blowing dust into the tent all night, I was up at 5:15am and on trail by 6:15am. … Continue reading WA PCT, day 4