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PNT day 72 - Cape Alava

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Norwegian Memorial Camp (1207.1) to Cape Alava (1217.0) 9.9 miles When I left my tent early in the morning at 6 am it wasn't only misty, it was drizzling and everything was wet. It looked like I would never see the sun today! I went back into…
Pacific Northwest Trail

PNT day 71 - Tidal challenges

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Hole-in-the-Wall Camp (1199.7) to Norwegian Memorial Camp (1207.1) 7.4 miles Today's coastal hike wasn't too easy and I was stopped way too early by tidal restrictions. But let's start at the beginning.... Once again I had to leave Camp…

PNT day 70 - La Push & Quillayute River

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Scott Creek Camp (1190.4) to Hole-in-the-Wall Camp (1199.7) 9.3 miles I woke up and stayed in my sleeping bag until 7:30. There was no rush as I wanted to go around Scott's Bluff which required a tide of only 1 ft. This would be the case short…

PNT day 69 - Wilderness Coast

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Hoh River Camp (1178.1) to Scott Creek Camp (1190.7) 12.6 miles I woke up early because I was excited. But I was also tired and so I was lying awake in my tent from around 4:30 to 6:30. It was past seven when I walked down the road towards…

PNT day 68 - Hoh River

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Bogachiel State Park (1156.6) to Hoh River Camp (1178.4) 21.8 miles I sat at the picnic table at my campsite and started writing a blogpost when two men with three big dogs showed up. They asked for the river. I pointed in the rough direction…
Pacific Northwest Trail - Port Angeles

PNT day 66 & 67 - Port Angeles & Forks

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Some miles around town I had booked myself a halfway affordable motel right in the center of Port Angeles. Given the fact that the room rate included breakfast and laundry was for free it wasn't a bad deal. And I could always close my eyes…

PNT day 65 - Elwha River Trail II

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Mary's Falls Camp (1089.3) to Olympic Hot Springs Rd Trailhead (1100.8) 11.5 miles + 2 miles to alternate Trailhead Adventure Muffin had left camp well before me. In the morning I only saw the remains of his campfire - he used wood fires for…

PNT day 64 - Hayden Pass & Elwha River Trail

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Dose Meadows Camp (1071.4) to Mary's Falls Camp (1089.3) 17.9 miles It was around 5 am when I had to leave my tent for a bathroom break. I couldn't believe I had been sleeping like a stone the whole night. Back in I curled up in my sleeping…

PNT day 63 - Grand Pass Alternate

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8.5 miles on Grand Pass Alternate from Gladys Lake to Dose Meadows Camp Passes climbed: Grand Pass, Cameron Pass, Lost Pass I had a new friend moving around my campsite when I packed up in the morning. The deer seemed to be not afraid at all…

PNT day 62 - Deer Ridge Trail & Lilian Ridge Trail

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Deer Ridge Trailcamp (mile 24 on Alternate) to Gladys Lake Camp (mile 8.5 on Grand Pass Alternate) approx. 18 miles I started at my usual time but not without saying goodbye and giving a hug to one of my Camp neighbors. She had told me…

PNT day 61 - Forest Roads

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Salmon Creek Camp (1.1 on alternate) to Deer Ridge Trail Camp (24.0 on Alternate) 22.9 miles When I woke up this morning I didn't want to leave. As always I wanted just to turn around and sleep in. But I know that I had more than 20 miles…

PNT day 60 - Larry Scott Trail to Discovery Bay

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Port Townsend (1000.3) to Salmon Creek Camp (1015.1) 14.8 miles + 1.1 miles on Alternate Only the dogs barked when I left the trail angels place. To be honest my night there hasn't been my best. I could hear mice running around in the ceiling…