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Greetings readers, it has been a pleasure to have you along for the last five months. I originally envisioned this blog as a collection of photos from my journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. Each entry would be a series of photos taken throughout that day. However, when I was putting together the first post, for some reason I decided to add some prose. Very quickly, this blog became my journal.

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Day 146: Oh, Canada!

Day 146: Oh, Canada!

The mountains were black sillohetes against a horizon of deep red. Lifeless clouds slowly gained definition as the sun, still hidden, rose toward the horizon.

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Day 145: One Step Away

Day 145: One Step Away

This journey was always a series of days. The basic structure of each day was the same: wake up, eat, walk, eat, walk, eat, sleep. These things were certain. They were the anchor points of each day. Something you could count on.

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Day 144: The Countdown Begins

Day 144: The Countdown Begins

I curled up in my sleeping bag as I heard my alarm go off. I was wearing my puffy jacket, my hood was up, and my buff was pulled up to my nose. It had been a cold night and it was a colder morning.

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Day 143: Déjà Vu

Day 143: Déjà Vu

As we left Stehekin, we peered down at the Stehekin River from High Bridge. Below us in the shallows were Chinook salmon coming back home to spawn. I couldn’t help but see parallels between their journey and my own.

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Day 140: Sightings of Glacier Peak

Day 140: Sightings of Glacier Peak

As we left our campsite and began to climb, I couldn’t help but think this section of trail from Stevens Pass to Stehekin is shaping up to be one of the best in Washington. It feels like a bunch of moving pieces have finally clicked into place.

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Day 138 – 139: Stevens Pass

Day 138 – 139: Stevens Pass

The sound of rain falling woke me up in the middle of the night. It would come in waves pattering softly against my tent. I went in and out of sleep until I was jolted awake by a large rock fall from somewhere across the lake.

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Day 133: The Knife’s Edge 

Day 133: The Knife’s Edge 

I was playing with the idea of doing some astrophotography in the wee hours of the morning, but when I woke up the stars were dim barely discernable dots in the sky and it smelt like a BBQ.

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Day 132: Ascending to the Throne

Day 132: Ascending to the Throne

Last night, I heard someone talking about camping at Old Snowy. I hadn’t realized we were so close to the Goats Rock Wilderness, which is regarded as one of the finest sections of the PCT. To say I was excited would be an understatement.

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Owen Rojek

I am following my passions for the outdoors, simple-living and photography. Hiking the PCT in 2017 is my first step in this pursuit. Follow along and I hope to meet you on trail one day.

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