Monthly Archives: September 2014

Agnes river crossing by log

This log looks short because of the foreshortening. But it was about 60-100 feet long and as wide as a sidewalk. They built a walk up to it with river rocks. The roots were probably manicured to form a “V” to climb through. Although I shuffled across the log due to my limited balance, it was a fun obstacle to surmount.

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Stehekin zero day

Labor Day and the Post Office is closed. I can’t get my resupply until Tuesday at 10 AM. Then I can’t get on trail until the bus leaves at 11:15 AM and arrives at the trail at 12:15 PM. This means a short hiking day and I’m trying my best to get to Katie at the trail’s northern terminus on 9/6 at 3:30 PM. Wish me luck and happy feet!

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Rainy night, cold foggy morning, and snow

For the past two days I’ve had cold rainy days. My shoes and socks are soaking wet. My pant legs are dirty and wet. My rain gear is wet and filthy. Luckily I have dry clothes to change into after hiking all day. It is especially hard to put on cold, wet and dirty clothes in the morning. Once I’m hiking I warm up and I’m OK, but getting on that first wet sock is tough. Today as I climbed to a pass it was cold enough to snow. Rain, fog, snow – what next?

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To those whose journeyed with me

Here are a smattering of the others that have journeyed with me on the PCT.

Root Beer Float (Terry Sparks), Bilbo (Robert Livezey), Nobody’s Friend (David Howe), Wasabi (Sabine Schroll), Borealis (Micah Quinn), Roy (Roi Sagiv) & Sarah (Sarit Ariel), Colonial, Snail Trainer (Roger Robinson), Ninja Tank (JT Pula), Random, Tent Stake (Meredith Stevenson), Stumbles (Megan Jean), Solitude (Phil Allmendinger), Rock Steady (Brendan Dahl), Southpaw, Cheetah, Joaquin & Use It Up (Terry Miller), Frenchman Paul, Estero (William Stephens) & Acorn (Rayana Adra), Indy & Art Gypsy, Peru (Lisa Peru Karst), Mountain Goat (Katherine “Erin” Willis), In the Weeds & Mars Rover, One Speed (Deirdre Milosch) & Just Paul (Paul Milosch), Mulberry (Martin Van Der Voorn), Pedi (Jonathan Hinderliter), Soapbox (Daniel Beerman), Quinoa (Simon Deleersnyder), Half And Half (Julius Baude), Hog (Tim Hogeboom), DC, (Mark Bir), Emu and Mozzie (Ella Kucharova & Louisa Bartlett), Scorpion (Elijah John Spray), Princess (Inga Valk) & Mr. Sandals, Rice Crispies, Caboose, Lorax (Dan Durston) & T-Fox (Tara Frey-Durston), Tarzan & Ass Waggin’, Rocket Lama (Alejandra Wilson), Free Refill (Bastian FreeRefill Schlagowsky), Shredder (Ben Phan), Freedom (Sky Schulz), Watermalone (Willem Nout), Juke Box, Quiet Man, Carlos, Mermaid, Happy Pants (Mieszko Dusautoy), Halfmile (Lon Cooper), Jolly Lama, Carrot Quinn (Carrot Quinn ), Not A Chance (Amanda Timeoni), Sheriff Woody (Matt Berger), Gear Slut (Eng-Shien Wu), Splat, Timberline, Whitewater (David Langford), Red Baron, Daniel, Salsa (Derek Salsa Barker), Liverpool, Lightened Up (Dave Bewley), 10-K (Thomas Bradford), Smokes (Mitchell Johnson), Easy-A (Adam Criswell), TeddyRose (Micaela Cypher), Sideways D (Robin Winnett) & Moonshine (Brian Winnett), NTA (Gary Schenk) & Snake Lady (Mary Jo Dungfelder), Rock Bottom, Mr. Green, Hot Cross Buns, Banana Boat, DayPack, Tidy Camper, Dirty Girl, On The Fence, 10-Speed, Charlie Day Hiker, Coppertone (Vic Hanson), String Bean (Joe McConaughy), Scott Williamson and many more whose trail names elude me.