Washington

Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Today, I am sitting in Portland in a cushy Marriot waiting for the bleach on my scalp to do its job so I can go purple again. I asked the...

Jul 26, 2021 : Logan Roark
PCT SOBO 2021 Harts Pass-Canada

PCT SOBO 2021 Harts Pass-Canada

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. I was reminded of this poem by Robert Frost time and time again in the last few days....

Jul 1, 2021 : Logan Roark
Interview with Carolyn “Ravensong” Burkhart, First Woman to Solo Thru-Hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

Interview with Carolyn “Ravensong” Burkhart, First Woman to Solo Thru-Hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

There is a Kamala Harris (as in the new U.S. Vice President) of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) -- the first woman to be in that role, but certainly not...

Feb 5, 2021 : Laura Johnston
COVID-19 Contingency Plan: Four Other Hikes to Consider

COVID-19 Contingency Plan: Four Other Hikes to Consider

Seeing thru-hikers cancel or postpone their hikes due to COVID-19 is heartbreaking. Considering my thru-hike of the JMT begins on July 16, I wouldn't be surprised if it's canceled. In...

Mar 30, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
Southern Washington: The Beginning of the End

Southern Washington: The Beginning of the End

The first half of Washington was a weird place for me. I was expecting grand views right from the start, but it turned out to be mostly in the dreaded...

Oct 7, 2019 : Mitch Baertlein
Reflecting on Washington

Reflecting on Washington

As I sit in this cafe attached to the hostel I’m staying at in Portland, I’m crunching on a toasted everything bagel, sipping my black coffee, and the Chili Peppers...

Jul 27, 2019 : Alex
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
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
AMC and My Experience in The Whites

AMC and My Experience in The Whites

A New Kind of Beautiful Trail The Whites have shown me something I could never imagine among its many mountains. No longer are the wooded tunnels of the south, the...

Sep 20, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk