Day 140: Sightings of Glacier Peak

Day 140: Sightings of Glacier Peak

Mile 2484.1 – 2513.2  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...
Day 138 – 139: Stevens Pass

Day 138 – 139: Stevens Pass

Day 138 Mile 2454.2 – 2421.6. 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. When...
Day 137: A Breath of Fresh Air

Day 137: A Breath of Fresh Air

Mile 2425.3 – 2454.2 Mig Lake. The wind blew with a welcome fury last night. As I lay in my tent, the evergreens bent and groaned with each successive gust. In my sheltered spot, only occasional gusts came to ruffle the flaps of my tent. When I woke in the...
Day 136: Into the Smoke

Day 136: Into the Smoke

Mile 2397.7 – 2425.3. The mountains rose like spectors in the smoke. Gnarled heads turned toward the sky as their bodies sunk into the sea of smoke. We left camp and waded through the smoke arms stretched out to keep our balance as we navigated through rough...
Day 134 – 135: Walking into the Unknown

Day 134 – 135: Walking into the Unknown

Mile 2390.6 2397.7. When I woke up, I couldn’t tell if it was smokey or cloudy. The sky was a dead lifeless gray devoid of feeling. Where have the passionately colorful sunrises of the desert gone? I packed up quickly and left Sand Lake behind. Bedazzled was in...

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