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August 10, 2014

On Saturday, Alina and I teamed up again for my last section in Washington (she has one more stretch to do after this), leaving from Stevens Pass and heading towards Stehekin, where we planned to take a zero day and then we would be separating as she rode on to Rainy P...

August 6, 2014

With our new supplies Shyla and I continued north out of Chinook Pass on Tuesday, and once again I was reminded of how thankful I am for all the people who help to make a ride like this possible.  Besides getting the food and water we needed (and having Carol's generou...

August 5, 2014

I got to White Pass on Monday night, then rode north from there to Chinook Pass under the watchful presence of Mt. Rainier.  Unfortunately, when I got to Chinook, the food and water that I had cached there for Shyla was missing--the first time that had happened.  It de...

August 4, 2014

This is a view of the famous Knife's Edge, which runs right along the spine of the mountain ridge; if you look closely you can see a faint trail leading up along the bare rock surface in the middle of the picture.  Most of the trail itself was clear of snow, but there...

August 4, 2014

It wouldn't be right if I had gone through the Goat Rocks with out seeing some mountain goats!

August 4, 2014

On Sunday I rode north out of Keene's horse camp (which is where I had earlier started from in a ride south on the first 100 miles through Washington), and I knew that I was headed towards an area that was going to be particularly challenging, the Goat Rocks Wilderness...

August 2, 2014

Often it feels like a never-ending grind to get up each morning and ride, trying to make a little more progress in the goal of completing the trail, with every day presently new challenges--and if nothing else then some long, seat-numbing hours in the saddle until I ca...

August 1, 2014

The difficult trail conditions continued, and now on top of that, we were getting rained on much of the day.  We had been burnt to a crisp with triple-digit heat the first two days, but now the heavens opened up and we were deluged with rain, in addition to battling wa...

August 1, 2014

After this experience on the PCT, I guess if things don't work out with grad school, I can always get a job as a lumberjack . . .

July 31, 2014

On our second night on the trail, we stayed near Deep Lake on our way to Stevens Pass.  After the catwalk area, the trail quickly turned difficult due to the constant clog of downed trees.  At times we were only able to make about a mile of progress an hour, as we had...

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