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September 8, 2016

Once again, I took a couple of zero days, partly in hopes of waiting out the weather, which has continued to be wet.  Shyla and I camped at a trailhead near Stevens Pass and I even set up my tent in the Bombshelter to keep as dry as possible.  Then we started riding so...

September 5, 2016

So it almost seemed as if someone flipped a switch at the end of August and suddenly summer was over and fall began.  The temperatures dropped dramatically, especially at night, and for the past several days I haven't seen much except gray skies, fog, and rain.  I spen...

August 31, 2016

I had one more day's ride to return to Keene's horse camp and the waiting truck and trailer, and the trail itself was uneventful.  But once we got to the camp and tried to drive north, we found that the dirt road to Highway 12 was blocked.  So we had to backtrack and t...

August 31, 2016

Wow, what an amazing and beautiful day we had today!  I feel so lucky to have experienced this.

The day did not start all that promising, with a storm looming over us all morning as we rode out of White Pass and through Goat Rocks towards the Knife's Edge section.  At f...

August 30, 2016

After spending a great evening at Rani and Bob's, I drove to White Pass and camped overnight there, and then today I once again left my gear behind and took Shyla in the trailer to Chinook Pass, then slack packed (for what will probably be the last time) back to White...

August 28, 2016

Today took me back to where the Bombshelter (with its new tires!) was waiting on the dirt road north of Bridge of the Gods and the Columbia River.  It was a long downhill trek back to the river, which as I mentioned earlier is the lowest point on the PCT.  

Then I...

August 27, 2016

The PCT is a pretty magical place.  I'm still trying to process the generosity of Rani and Bob in replacing the tires on the Bombshelter for me and how they went so much out of their way to help someone that they don't even know (and I am also hoping to get the chance...

August 25, 2016

Yesterday was a long day of getting new shoes for Shyla in Redmond, Oregon, then heading back north to the Mt. Adams area.  I stopped to cache food at one road crossing, then drove into the Trout Lake area south of Mt. Adams.  I camped on a dirt road where the PCT cros...

August 22, 2016

Yesterday's ride was a long 35 miles, so I was glad to have a shorter journey ahead today, although it took us longer than it should, as Shyla and I discovered lots of ripe huckleberries along the trail, and once we got started picking and eating them, we couldn't stop...

August 21, 2016

With the dilemma of the tires hanging over my head, Shyla and I rode south from our campsite, leaving the wounded Bombshelter behind, and headed for the Columbia River and the Bridge of the Gods.  In 2014 Shyla crossed the bridge easily, despite the disconcerting open...

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