PCT Day 140: Everything Hurts And I’m Dying

September 5, 2022 Campsite at mile 2418.7 to campsite at mile 2438.8 20.1 miles  “Are you getting up?” “I mean, yeah. I have to pee.” Jumbo makes his eyebrows do that thing that’s simultaneously sad and entreating and endearing.  I sigh. “Yes, I’ll get your food bag.” “YAYE!” I’m pretty sure he’s learned this pronunciation, …

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PCT Day 138: Snoqualmie and the Bad News Bears

September 3, 2022 Mirror Lake at mile 2385.6 to campsite at mile 2397.8, with a stop in Snoqualmie Pass 12.2 miles  Wait, I just realized that the title of this post sounds like a band name. A little clunky? Maybe. Maybe they play butt rock with plastic hardware store buckets. Maybe it’s experimental jazz, the …

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PCT Day 135: Books, Bounce Birds, and Blistering Heat

August 31, 2022 Mile 2317.4 to campsite at mile 2338 20.6 miles  It’s already uncomfortably warm at 6:30. Uh oh. I think I had one day of cheese and now it’s done. I can already tell I’m going to struggle today. But the sky is blue and pink and I’m still out here in this …

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PCT Day 134: Coffee and Cheese

August 30, 2022 White Pass to mile 2317.4 21.6 miles  Our camp location isn’t conducive to a good night’s sleep. I keep tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable, trying to avoid facing the bright lights on the building next door. Jumbo and I wake up at the same time and walk in opposite directions …

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PCT Day 131: Pin the Tail on the Passport

August 27, 2022 Campsite at mile 2235.6 to campsite at mile 2256.7 21.1 miles We’d decided last night that today was going to be a sleeping in day. I’m glad to see that everyone is still adhering to this when I eventually become conscious. Jumbo isn’t rustling around yet, Tribute’s tarp is still up, Feather …

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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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