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Chinook Trail: Lost Lake to ALDHA-West Gathering

Chinook Trail: Lost Lake to ALDHA-West Gathering

I was anxious to hit the Lost Lake General Store this morning---I really wanted something for breakfast other than Pop-Tarts and oatmeal. A breakfast burrito, cinnamon roll---anything but the usual!

Nov 6, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail – Meeting Up With The PCT From Hood River, OR, To Lost Lake Resort

Chinook Trail – Meeting Up With The PCT From Hood River, OR, To Lost Lake Resort

I knew this day would be the most brutal of the entire Chinook Trail journey. Over 5,000 feet of vertical from the Columbia River, up Mount Defiance, and past it...

Oct 31, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail: Shaking a Cold, Big Decisions

Chinook Trail: Shaking a Cold, Big Decisions

After arriving in Lyle I enjoyed a great dinner, made new friends, and closed the bar with the owners of the Lyle Hotel, where I was staying. Unfortunately, as the...

Oct 29, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail – White Salmon To Lyle, WA

Chinook Trail – White Salmon To Lyle, WA

White Salmon Zero Day Bailing at Panther Creek, and hitching and shuttling to White Salmon, gave me an unexpected zero day in White Salmon. While I wasn't too sore from...

Oct 24, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail – Bluff Mountain Trailhead To Panther Creek / White Salmon

Chinook Trail – Bluff Mountain Trailhead To Panther Creek / White Salmon

Woke up early in the morning to frost on the tent and a beautiful sunrise, with a view of Mount Hood in the far distance. The bear canister full of...

Oct 18, 2018 : Sean Berry
Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

With just a couple of weeks before the start of my 300+ mile thru-hike of the Chinook Trail my gear list is dialed in pretty well. I’ve tested it on...

Sep 15, 2018 : Sean Berry
Planning a Route For 300+ Mile Chinook Trail Thru-Hike

Planning a Route For 300+ Mile Chinook Trail Thru-Hike

So I have decided to do the Chinook Trail. I have two to three weeks of vacation time, have my gear and money saved up to cover expenses. The next...

Sep 1, 2018 : Sean Berry
Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

The appeal of a taking on a thru-hike is multifaceted - there is the urge to escape from technology and the clutter and clatter of everyday life. There's also the...

Aug 25, 2018 : Sean Berry