PNT day 14 - Bussard Mountain Trail

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Fiest Creek Resort (230.2) to Bonners Ferry (246) 15.8 miles I woke up at 4:30am. Sounds crazy? Actually there's a one hour time difference between Montana and Idaho so yesterday I had to turn my watch one hour back. Good for me because now…

PNT day 13 - Ruby Ridge Trail

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Trail Camp (217.6) to Fiest Creek Resort (230.2) 12.6 miles My plan was to sleep in as I had only a short day to Fiest Creek Resort where I wanted to camp. David and Leo were already awake and I joined them for breakfast at the camp table.…

PNT day 12 - Midge Creek Trail & Rock Candy Trail

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Garver Mountain Trailhead (197) to Trail Camp (217.6) 20.6 miles This morning I cheated a lot. Randy had offered to give me a ride down the road to the trailhead. Turned out that the trailhead was about 13 miles away on forest roads. Normally…

PNT day 11 - Vinal Creek Trail & Bunker Creek Trail

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Mt. Henry Lookout (170.2) to Yaak (184) 13.8 miles Although today was mostly downhill for me it was quite a demanding hike. I started around 8am together with Cheeto and Fartbag. We had a couple hundred yards together before they would head…

The show must go on!

"You can't stop. You're not even halfway!" Clear words from my mum towards my forced attempt to stop blogging. Well, I have to listen to my mum and then there's also you. My readers. It's people like you who have shown me lately that I should…

PNT day 10 - Purcell Mtn Trail & Mt Henry Lookout

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Boulder Lake Camp (161.5) to Mt Henry Lookout (170.2) 8.7 miles I was lying in my sleeping bag and listened to the otherworldly silence outside. No wind, no rain, nothing. "Krck, krck, krck" something was outside my tent. I turned around…

PNT day 9 - Webb Mountain Trail and Boulder Lake Trail

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Mt. Webb trailhead (150.5) to Boulder Lake Camp (161.5) 11 miles My night at Rose and Scott's place was just awesome! But even if I tried to sleep in I was awake early with the birds. I sat down at the kitchen bar and Rose made some coffee.…

PNT day 8 - Kootenai Rails to Trails

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Eureka (132.9) to Rexford (142.0) 9.1 miles I left the Silverado Motel around 10ish and made my way down US Hwy 93 towards downtown Eureka. I wanted to go to Cafe Jax which was known amongst hikers for a good breakfast. Unbelievable I had…

PNT day 7 - Eureka

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Blue Bird Lake Camp (113.3) to Eureka (132.9) 19.6 miles After an early start at the lake the trail climbed up a very scenic ridge. From there I hiked a steep downhill and had to scramble over some fallen trees again. Eventually the trail…

PNT day 6 - Highline Trail

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Trail Camp FR 114 (94.4) to Blue Bird Lake Camp (113.3) 18.9 miles Judging from the elevation profile I thought today's hike would be a bit easier than yesterday but it wasn't. The two trails I hiked on - Foundation Creek Trail and the Highline…

PNT day 5 - Whitefish Divide Trail

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Red Meadow Lake Campground (73.5) to Trail Camp Forest Road 114 (94.4) 20.9 miles I went to bed late last night as we were a bunch of people sitting around the campfire. After lots of good outdoorsy conversations and three beer I made my way…

The future of Lifetimetrails

Today I am not writing about one of my hiking adventures but the rather unpleasant adventure of blogging and maintaining a website. Lately I got a message from my hosting provider that told me that I am beyond the storage space of my hosting…