The Journalist

I have never featured the Vermillion Valley Resort (VVR) in any…

I have never featured the Vermillion Valley Resort (VVR) in any of our more than 1,000 posts about the PCT. Along with Muir Trail Ranch this popular re-supply stop, located on Lake Thomas Edison, are the only easily accessible options in roughly the middle of the long stretch between Cottonwood Pass and Lone Pine and […]

PCT SOBO Journal: Stehekin, The Glacier Peak Wilderness & Stevens Pass

In this 107 mile section, we part ways with the beloved Stehekin Bakery and head into the challenging and gorgeous Glacier Peak Wilderness. After some tough miles, I finally get some rest at my home near Stevens Pass. Fundraising Update I’m happy to announce that, as of publication, I’ve raised over $1500 through my campaign, […]

Day 117 (Annie Spring Trail Junction/Access to Mazama Village at Mile 1821.7 – Highway 138/Access to Diamond Lake Campground at Miles 1847.8 = 22.3 PCT Miles)

We got up at 5:20 this morning so I got to sleep in a little bit. It got so cold last night. It was 40 degrees. We got out of camp by 6:00. We took the half-mile Annie Spring Trail back to the PCT and had a steep climb. From there we hiked 1.3 miles […]

Day 118 (Highway 138/Access to Diamond Lake Campground at Miles 1847.8 – Tent Sites at Mile 1889.3 = 41.5 PCT Miles)

We got up at 4:00 this morning and were ready by 4:45. Brett dropped Mr. Gigglez, Butterfly Boy and I off at the trailhead at Highway 138 by 5:00. Butterfly Boy doesn’t usually leave camp until 6:00 but he wanted to try something different today. It wasn’t as cold as yesterday but still a little […]

Day 119 (Tent Sites at Mile 1889.3 – Pengrass Pass/Access to Shelter Cove at Mile 1906.2 = 16.9 PCT Miles)

I got up at 4:45 this morning after hearing Mr. Gigglez zipping/unzipping things. I rushed to pack everything and finished by 5:00 only to come out to see Mr. Gigglez was still in his tent. Oh well. We left camp at 5:15. It was warmer this morning than the past two days but still pleasant. […]