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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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Day 126 – 128: Bridge of the Gods

Day 126 – 128: Bridge of the Gods

I had long talked with my mom and little sister about meeting up on trail sometime after the solar eclipse. They were both going to be on the west coast and the plan was for them to drive over to meet me somewhere in Oregon.

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Day 125: Gunning for the Gorge

Day 125: Gunning for the Gorge

Today, we woke up and had one thing on our minds, Cascade Locks. It is a small community on the Columbia River and is home to the Bridge of the Gods, which connects Oregon and Washington.

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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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