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Class Of 2017

Aug 14: Mirror Lake to Snoqualmie Pass (PCT miles 2384.8 to 2393.6)

I woke up early eager to get to Snoqualmie Pass in time for lunch. As I was hiking down to the Pass I checked for cellular signal and found that my friend Mike had noticed I was a day ahead of schedule and let me know he was on his ...

Aug 13: Tacoma Pass to Mirror Lake (PCT miles 2364.6 to 2384.8)

Todays hike will take me over a number of low(ish) ridges and then up a steep, tall one to Mirror Lake.

Todays hike was filled with ripe, tasty Huckleberries .

There was also a lot of bear poop on the trail, so I kept a wary eye hoping to catch ...

Aug 12: Louisiana Pass to Tacoma Pass (PCT miles 2343.6 to 2364.6)

The rain stopped sometime in the night, but the tree dripping continued through the morning. I packed everything while in the tent then ventured out and found that there was no dripping just six feet away. I dragged the tent to that location to disassemble and pack it.

I hiked ...

Aug 11: Dewey Lake to Louisiana Saddle (PCT miles 2320.9 to 2343.6)

When I await was still raining. Ugh, today is not going to be fun.

I am sad to say I took no photos today. I wanted to protect my camera from the rain, and, well, I just wasn’t in the mood…

Raining in the morning and continued most of the ...

Aug 10: Pipe Lake to Dewey Lake (PCT miles 2302.3 to 2320.9)

It stopped raining in the early morning, but the trees were still dripping on the tent. I loaded the pack from inside the tent and then ventured out. It was still overcast with low clouds so I quickly ate breakfast and started hiking,

The plants along the trail side were ...

Aug 9: The ridge above Shoe Lake to Pipe Lake (PCT miles 2289.1 to 2302.3)

My hike today will take me out of the Goat Rocks area and down to White Pass where I will resupply at a small market, and enjoy hot food, fresh juice, email/text family and friends, and even score a cold beer left in the hiker box!

Just as I was ...