Day 119: Solar Eclipse & Summit Lake

Day 119: Solar Eclipse & Summit Lake

Mile 1865.4 to 1887. We woke up in our forested camp with tall moss covered trees standing high overhead. Little pockets of gray sky peaked through the branches and pine needles. Not a great spot to view the eclipse. We all started down the trail, and I looked at the...
Day 118: Leaving Crater Lake

Day 118: Leaving Crater Lake

Grouse Hill on the West Rim Trail in Crater Lake NP Near Mile 1835.7 to 1865.4. We were woken up by some inexperienced day campers returning to their tent site. I couldn’t make out everything that was going on, but I did here one guy ask, “didn’t you...
Day 117: A Reunion

Day 117: A Reunion

Detour from PCT mile 1802 to 1836.7. Bedazzled, Tramper, and I woke up at 5:30 in our improvised camp. We had only gotten 4.4 miles into the detour before we gave up on road walking. This morning, we got back on that road. Excited? We were not, but we were looking...
Day 116: A Mysterious Detour

Day 116: A Mysterious Detour

Mile 1779  to 1802 + detour toward highway 62. I awoke on the edge of a misty meadow amidst a forest as old as our country, perhaps even older. The trees stood by silently and the sun still hid below the horizon. I slowly put on damp clothes and packed away my damp...
Day 115: The Ground is Lava

Day 115: The Ground is Lava

Mile 1748.2 to 1779. The days are starting to get noticeably shorter, and it is now dark at our usual wake up time of 5:30. As my alarm went off, I struggled to find my watch. I had been in a deep sleep and was a little groggy. When I finally got it to turn off, I...

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