PCT Day 129: Trail Magic and Sawtooth Sunset

August 25, 2022 Campsite at mile 2191.4 to campsite just past the Sawtooth Mountain Trail junction at mile 2214.5 23.1 miles I can immediately feel yesterday in my feet when I start moving. I’d thought that my new insoles from Portland were really working some magic because my foot pain has decreased since the zeroes, …

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PCT Days 125 and 126: Double Zero in Portland

August 21 and 22  0 miles  After the slug debacle, we sleep surprisingly well. Jumbo is feeling a little rough in the morning, but nothing compared to me the day before. We call Tribute asking him what his plan is. He says we have probably about an hour before he comes to town with his …

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PCT Day 122: Tunnel Falls

August 18, 2022 Campsite at Lolo Pass, mile 2115.2 to Eagle Creek alternate to campsite 7.5 miles from junction 13.4 PCT miles 7.5 non-PCT miles In the middle of the night, Jumbo gently shakes me awake. “It’s raining a little,” he says. “I’m going to get in my tent just in case.” I sleepily hammer …

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PCT Day 121: Timberline Breakfast and the Accidental Detour

August 17, 2022 Timberline to campsite at Lolo Pass, mile 2115.2 Technically, 17.3 PCT miles, but with my detour, who knows I think I do a pretty good job of being honest about the thru-hike experience, its highs and lows and positives and negatives. But in case I haven’t made it clear enough, sometimes this …

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