Day 145: One Step Away

Day 145: One Step Away

Mile 2609.6 – 2638.7 This journey was always a series of days. The basic structure of each day was the same: wake up, eat, walk, eat, walk, eat, sleep. These things were certain. They were the anchor points of each day. Something you could count on. It was...
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....

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