Back to normal?!

Back to normal?!

It is the last day of the year 2016 and I want to take some time and answer one of the questions everyone who attempts a thru-hike for the first time might ask: How does it feel to get back into "normal" life after spending so much time on…
San Franscisco

San Francisco

26.-29. September 2016 After approximately 20 hours on the Coastal Starlight Train (the train was delayed because of an accident blocking the tracks) I arrived in Martinez and got picked up by Nobody - a friend from the trail. By the…
Discovering Portland, Oregon

Discovering Portland, Oregon

21.- 25. September 2016 A lot of people I met during my last days on the trail were excited about my plan to spend some days in Portland. Yes, go there! It's a nice town! I've heard it countless times... I was lucky to get not only a ride…

Day 151: Tunnel Falls & Finish in Cascade Locks

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19. September    Eagle Creek Camp to Cascade Locks (2144.4)    I am sorry to say this is my last blogpost for some time...  Today I finished my hike on the PCT by reaching the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks.    But let's start in…

Day 150: Eagle Creek Alternate

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18. September    Forest Road (2112.0) to Eagle Creek Camp    I woke up after a nice and warm night. The others wanted to start early because they wanted to make it to Cascade Locks on the same day. So the first alarm was at 5:30.  We had…

Day 149: Rain, rain, trailmagic

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17. September    Timberline Lodge (2094.5) to Forest Road (2112.0)    Lying in my tent I considered the breakfast buffet at Timberline. But it would just be an escape from Today's rain.  I packed my tent in the wind. Climb High and Rainbow…

Day 148: Timberline Lodge

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16. September    Spring Camp (2080.1) to Timberline Lodge (2094.5)    14.4 miles    Unbelievable that I started my morning chores at 5:10 am.  I even managed to be ready for hiking at six. Rainbow was first on trail followed by Savannah.…

Day 147: The group grows

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15. September    Warm Springs River (2062.1) to Spring Camp (2080.1)    18 miles    I started hiking at nine. Seems that I found a good personal time to get up and start hiking. My mornings are very relaxed.  It was a short and gentle…

Day 146: Ollalie Lake

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14. September    Ollalie Lake Resort (2043.1) to Warm Springs River (2062.1)    19 miles    Last night has been paradise! That's how the trail can be. It was so nice and warm in our cabin and sinking into the matress was awesome. But the…
Pacific Crest Trail - Oregon

Day 145: Around the mountain

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13. September    Jeff Creek (2027.8) to Ollalie Lake Resort (2043.1)    15.3 miles    Last night has been a nightmare. The wind kept me up all night. There were heavy gusts of sand blowing into my tent.  After I went to the bathroom my…

Day 144: A windy day

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12. September    Koko Lake (2008.1) to Jeff Creek (2027.8)    19.7 miles    Today's hike was nice but cold. A cold wind was blowing all day. It nearly blew me from an open ridge!    Even now that I lie in my tent it's still very windy.…

Day 143: Mt. Jefferson Wilderness

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11. September    Hwy 20 (1998.0) to Koko Lake (2008.1)    10.1 miles    As always it was hard to leave town. I checked out and made a sign for hitching to Santiam Pass.  Standing on the road displaying my not very arty sign felt weird.…