Glacier National Park - Red Gap Pass

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Many Glacier to Elisabeth Lake Campground 18 miles The fact that it had stopped raining woke me up at 3:30 pm. After a short bathroom break just behind my tent I went back to an uncomfortable sleep again. Somehow the night wasn't very pleasant.…

Glacier National Park - Piegan Pass

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Reynolds Creek Camp to Many Glacier 15 miles I woke up to the familiar sound of raindrops falling on my tent. What should I do? I felt like just turning around but I knew I had to go. Piegan Pass was waiting for me and according to the reaction…

Glacier National Park - St. Mary‘s Lake

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Red Eagle Lake to Reynolds Creek Campground 15 miles Other than a couple of thunder bolts last night had been very quiet. I woke up early to the sound of light rain on my tent. Once the dripping stopped it was windy and I waited for a while…

Glacier National Park - Triple Divide Pass

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Atlantic Creek Camp to Red Eagle Lake 11 miles My first solo night in Grizzly Country had been nice and quiet. Surprisingly no bear ripped down my tent... instead of any animals I heard the wind blowing fairly strong through the trees. Thankfully…

Glacier National Park - Pitamakan Pass

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Two Medicine Ranger Station to Atlantic Creek Camp 14.5 miles We didn't get to watch the sunrise. It was cloudy and rainy in the morning and so we all stayed in our tents a little longer. But of course I had to leave my tent at some stage…

Glacier National Park - First wildlife

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East Glacier to Two Medicine Ranger Station 11 miles I stared out of the window. The landscape that slowly moved by was stunning. Would I really be hiking here for the next days and weeks? The Empire Builder Train was approaching East Glacier.…

Seattle & Vashon Island

From Trout Lake I traveled via Portland to Seattle. Laura from the Trout Lake Grocery took me to Portland and we had a great time shopping at Cosco for the store and other village people. I also got to be in a party store for the first time…

Trout Lake

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The small community of Trout Lake is the first resupply point in Washington of you go north. Consisting of roughly ten buildings the center is very small. Town life mainly concentrates in the small but well-stocked grocery store. Bev from…

PCT WA Day 6 - Townday

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Trout Creek (2224.3) to Forest Road 23 (2229.4) 5.1 miles Boom! Another big drop was hitting my tentfly. It was raining every now and then during the night and whenever it wasn't the tree above me was dripping as hell. The night wasn't quiet…

PCT WA Day 5 - What to do?

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Blue Lake (2205.8) to Trout Creek (2224.3) 18.5 miles The campsite I had chosen once again had a bit of an angle. I had realized that too late when everything was already set up. Anyway, the night at Blue Lake was not too bad and no wonder…

PCT WA Day 4 - A taste of Washington

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Panther Creek (2182.6) to Blue Lake (2205.8) 23.2 miles It was 6 am when I opened my eyes and I realized I had to get moving. I closed my eyes again for a couple of minutes. Maybe if I had known what kind of day was waiting for me I just would…

PCT WA Day 3 - Meeting people

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Rock Creek (2166.7) to Panther Creek (2182.6) 15.9 miles Something was shaking my tent! Or better: something was trying to get into my tent! Half asleep I turned around and thanked Therm-a-rest for the noisy mattress. The sound was enough…