Washington

hard decisions

hard decisions

a song of fire and more fire On Friday, July 29th, day 92 of our journey, we walked into Burney, California. We had gotten up at 3:15 am to hike...

Oct 1, 2022 : 4 Shirts
Idyllwild – A Love Story

Idyllwild – A Love Story

Under 200 miles to go on my SOBO thru-hike, and let me tell you, my body knows it. My sacrum “went out” and my low-back muscles started to seize and...

Dec 1, 2021 : Janine
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
A Life of Extremes

A Life of Extremes

In the span of a couple days (and about 100 trail miles), it went from thunderstorms, rain and cold, to extreme heat, smoke and fire. Talk about opposite ends of...

Aug 14, 2021 : Janine
One State Down, On to Oregon!

One State Down, On to Oregon!

I’m currently writing from Stevenson, WA, the town right at the Oregon/Washington border. It’s been an eventful few weeks since I last posted.

Aug 13, 2021 : Ellie B.
My walk through Washington

My walk through Washington

As a semi-recent college graduate with two degrees, one in the natural sciences and one in the humanities, I figured I would present my experience walking through Washington state on...

Aug 4, 2021 : Rachel Crafford
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, 1st Woman to Solo Thru-Hike the PCT

Interview with Carolyn “Ravensong” Burkhart, 1st Woman to Solo Thru-Hike the 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