PCT Epilogue: Seattle and See You Later

September 17-21, 2022 0 miles Seattle, Washington I wake up on the morning of September 17 in the ranger cabin feeling groggy. I don't know why, but the quality of sleep I've experienced on the PCT is far lower than on the AT. It could have something to do with the fact that my sleeping …

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PCT Day 149: Chaotic Planning and the Last Night on the PCT

September 14, 2022  Stehekin to Bridge Creek Campground at mile 2577.8  4.9 miles Today is an odd mix of relaxing and chaos. We think the shop opens at 9, so we sleep in way later than usual, which is pleasant. After we pack all our stuff up and go back down to the deck to …

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PCT Day 147: Soggy But Sweet

September 12, 2022 Mile 2538.5 to campsite at mile 2558.1 19.6 miles  It’s raining when we wake this morning. Usually, the sun wakes us up naturally, but today, we have to motivate ourselves a little harder than usual. This is what Washington is supposed to feel like, I think: cool, misty, mysterious. Once we’re packed …

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PCT Day 145: I Would Like to Speak to the Manager of the PCT

September 10, 2022 Reflection Pond at mile 2501.2 to mile 2519.7 18.5 miles  Packing up this morning is not fun. The wind didn’t stop for a single second last night, and it’s still going now. I procrastinate as much as I can, but I eventually have to face reality and get out of my quilt. …

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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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