Day 144: The Countdown Begins

Day 144: The Countdown Begins

Mile 2583.7 Fireweed Campsite North Cascades National Park – 2609.6 Glacier Pass. 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...
Day 143: Déjà Vu

Day 143: Déjà Vu

Mile 2569.4 – 2583.7 Fireweed Campsite North Cascades National Park. 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...
Day 141: Mountains and Lakes, Oh My!

Day 141: Mountains and Lakes, Oh My!

Mile 2513.2 – 2542 With the days getting shorter, our 5:30 wake up allowed us to see the last glimmer of the stars before they faded into the brightening sky. It was beautiful. We hauled our packs onto our backs and crossed over the well flowing Pumice Creek....
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 clicked...
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...

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