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Our 2015 PCT Class Video is Amazing!

Over the past 10+ years, there has been a tradition of creating a class video for each year of PCT hikers.  For 2015, over 200 people sent in over 13,000 pictures and videos and Ratatouille spent over 100 hours putting this all together.  Many thanks to Ratatouille for doing such an amazing job!  It was great… Read more »

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Book Review: Pacific Crest Trials

I read Zach Davis’ first book, Appalachian Trials, back before my Appalachian Trail thru hike.  I found it very useful then, and was excited to be able to contribute to his new PCT edition!  I met co-author Carly Moree briefly on the AT in 2013, right after I broke my big toe, and ran into… Read more »

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PCT Done!

I hiked out 7.5 miles to Highway 66 this morning, finishing my PCT hike. What started as a nobo thru hike in April turned into a flip flop when I hurt my foot in August and had to take some time off. I flipped up to do Washington nobo and flopped back to do Oregon… Read more »

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Hyatt Lake

I have such a hard time getting myself out of my sleeping bag when it’s cold. The mornings lately still haven’t been as cold as they were in Northern Washington, but they’re getting closer. I got started at 8:30 and stopped a couple miles later at the South Brown Mountain Shelter for water. There’s a… Read more »

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Rogue River National Forest

It was very cold this morning. I could see the sun hitting the tops of the trees but it took hours to reach down to the trail. I kept my warmer layers on until lunch, and my jacket on most of the day. After lunch, I said goodbye to Clark Kent, who would finish his… Read more »

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Devil’s Peak

I woke up in a cloud. The sun peeked through a few times this morning, but it mostly stayed dreary. After lunch, it started sprinkling, and kept on as I climbed up to and around the base of Devil’s Peak. The trail got rocky and exposed for a while so I’m glad the weather wasn’t… Read more »

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Crater Lake Rim Trail

I did fall asleep early last night, before cooking dinner even. It made me wake up way too early this morning, finally falling back asleep right before my alarm, which I then missed, so I got a very late start, and I was starving. I hopped off the PCT onto the Rim Trail and climbed… Read more »

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Crater Lake National Park

The sound of lots of diesel trucks leaving the parking lot woke me up early this morning. It’s opening day of elk season and all the hunters were heading out. The sound of pouring rain soon joined them. I stayed in bed for a while, finally packing up and heading to breakfast. The rain was… Read more »

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Diamond Lake

It was actually pretty warm this morning because clouds had rolled in overnight. Once there was enough daylight, I headed down the side trail to Six Horse Springs, catching the sunrise over a distant ridge on the way. I heard something large crashing away through the woods as I approached the water so I sang… Read more »