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 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 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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