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

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