Granite Mountain

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 Start/End: Granite Mountain trailhead Miles: 8.12 Elevation gain/loss: 3619′ I met up with my friend Rin at the trailhead; we know each other from overlapping one day on the PCT in Washington in 2020 and have kept in contact since! It was great to meet up in person to spend some … Continue reading Granite Mountain

Mailbox Peak

Monday, October 3rd, 2022 Start/End: Mailbox Peak upper trailhead Miles: 7.9 Elevation gain/loss: 3812′ After wrapping up my day of work, I headed out to the trailhead to meet up with my coach, Joe McConaughy. We decided to go up the steep old trail and then descend by the switchbacks of the new trail. It … Continue reading Mailbox Peak

The Enchantments

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 Start: Snow Lakes Trailhead End: Stuart Lake Trailhead Miles: 18.95 Elevation gain: 7149′ Elevation loss: 5135′ After a long drive yesterday evening, I arrived at the Bridge Creek Campground around 12am. The campground appeared to be full, but there was some flat space underneath pine trees nearby. I parked my car, … Continue reading The Enchantments

WA PCT, day 23

Tuesday, September 1 Start: campsite near Three Corner Rock End: Cascade Locks Miles: 15.0 miles Gain/loss: 2562’/5738′ Listened to: book- Words of Radiance After a solid night’s sleep with tons of dreams, I woke up at 5:25am with a lot of condensation on the inside of my tent, despite leaving one of my vestibules completely … Continue reading WA PCT, day 23

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