I'm Peter, a sixty-something from the Pacific Northwest. who aims to hike the PCT a few sections at a time, and hopes to inspire others to challenge themselves to hike longer hikes, without committing to several months on trail.
According to my original plan, I should now be a couple of days south of Steven's Pass in the middle of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, heading for
The tentative title for this blog post was to be "Putting it all together", as this would be the last training hike before doing sections J and I of
At some point during a long hike, the conversation inevitably turns to backpacking gear. How much (or how little) it weighs, how much it costs, and
The purpose of a hike is ultimately to arrive at a destination. This may be because that is where you need to stop and resupply, or it is the end of
The title is a bit misleading, as I've been backpacking in the mountains since May, doing trail maintenance for the Washington Trails Association.