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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PCT Day 118: A Headache Turned into an Adventure

August 14, 2022 Bend to Oallie Lake at mile 2046.7, then to campsite at mile 2055.6 8.9 miles (45.8 PCT miles skipped due to the Lionshead Fire Closure) The morning of back-on-trail days are always chaotic. I will myself out of bed and organize my pack explosion down to a somewhat manageable pile, make coffee, …

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