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 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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