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Last Stop in Oregon: Ashland

Last Stop in Oregon: Ashland

Only a few days from Mazama Village Store in Crater Lake to Ashland! I also walk through real smoke for the first time. Day 52 Miles: 26.5 We woke up...

Sep 23, 2021 : Morgan Balog
The Final Push (Days 140 to 148, White Pass to Stevens Pass)

The Final Push (Days 140 to 148, White Pass to Stevens Pass)

Hey there! It’s been a few weeks since I last posted an update from the trail. Spoiler alert – Mango and I reached the border on September 15th! The internet...

Sep 23, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Fires and Tendons and Bears

Fires and Tendons and Bears

A journey of 1000 miles will probably seem longer if it begins with plantar fasciitis. A few months before starting the PCT, I woke up one morning, took a few...

Sep 21, 2021 : Richard
Cold Toes, Wet Clothes, Full Hearts

Cold Toes, Wet Clothes, Full Hearts

Washington. I’m speechless. It is truly difficult for me to put into words the majestic beauty of this state. Only one word really comes to mind. Awe. Defined by the...

Sep 18, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From the loss of a journey to the exciting stages of a new hike, pandemic times are changing the process of planning a thruhike for potential hikers.

Sep 16, 2021 : Flower
Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

A lot has changed since I last posted, including the trail I’m hiking! I restarted at Sonora Pass as planned the day after my last post. Between the elevation change...

Sep 13, 2021 : Ellie B.
Southbound into Oregon

Southbound into Oregon

So many NOBOs told me, “you’ll love Oregon. It’s flat, and you’ll easily be able to get 30-35 mile days.”   Hmmm… I believed them.  I was thinking, “Score! I’ll...

Sep 7, 2021 : Janine
Crossing into Oregon (July 30)

Crossing into Oregon (July 30)

This afternoon was a hot, hot afternoon.  I told a friend I'd been hiking with, I just need to hike mindlessly for a while.  Even the effort of chatting while...

Sep 6, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Climb up from Seiad Valley (July 29)

Climb up from Seiad Valley (July 29)

I recognize as I write this that I am so far behind in my posts!  The plan is to continue to write about the days that stuck out to me,...

Sep 6, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Day 132 Start: Cascade LocksEnd: Dirt road 4 miles before Trout CreekPCT Miles Hikes Today: 25.3 We had a difficult night’s sleep in the PCT hiker area of the campground,...

Sep 1, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela