Day 132: Ascending to the Throne

Day 132: Ascending to the Throne

Mile 2247 Lava Spring – 2274. 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. Finally, we would get some great...
Day 131: The Death Stare is Online

Day 131: The Death Stare is Online

Mile 2226 – 2247 Lava Spring. We woke up on the lawn next to the General Store in Trout Lake and walked over to the local cafe for breakfast. We met two inquisitive parents who asked us all about our hike. It turns out they were the parents of Hatchet, a...
Day 130: How Badly do You Need Those Shoes?

Day 130: How Badly do You Need Those Shoes?

Mile 2204.7 – 2226. Our goal was to get into Trout Lake before the post office closed at 4:00 on Friday. Bedazzled had new shoes waiting there, and it wouldn’t reopen until Monday at 9:00. It was a race so to speak. We also had a food resupply to pick up,...
Day 129: Me Like Mt. Adams

Day 129: Me Like Mt. Adams

Mile 2174.1 to 2204.7. Pattering, the rustle of leaves, scurrying, the feeling of little feet running across my arm. I shot up and waved my arm frantically. Bedazzled was sitting up. Something was in my hair!” she yelled. Rodents! I shivered with the hebe...
Day 126 – 128: Bridge of the Gods

Day 126 – 128: Bridge of the Gods

Bridge of the Gods Mile 2144.6 to Trout Creek 2174.1. 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...
Day 125: Gunning for the Gorge

Day 125: Gunning for the Gorge

Mile 2113 to 2144.6 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. With that on our mind, we walked all day and didn’t...

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