Collection of all blogposts about the Pacific Crest Trail

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…

PCT WA Day 2 - Up and down

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Stream Camp (2153.5) to Rock Creek (2166.7) 13.2 miles When I woke up I tried to be quiet and stay inside my tent a little longer. I didn't want to wake Robert up. And so it was already 8 am when I hit the trail. Way too late for the more…

PCT WA Day 1 - Another world

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Cascade Locks (2147.6) to Stream Camp (2153.5) 5.9 miles Did you know that there's a city called Vancouver in Washington? Well, I didn't until I made plans to stay for a couple of nights with my friend Viewfinder. I had met her on the trail…

Volunteering at Hiker Heaven

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Agua Dulce Countless miles between the garage and the guesthouse to deliver clean laundry to the hikers ;) After a couple of nights as Donna's special guest in the trailer aka guesthouse and a real zero I decided to stay a few more days and…

PCT day 28 - Vazquez Rocks

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Acton KOA (444.4) to Hiker Heaven (454.5) 10.1 miles I woke up after a wonderful night with earplugs in my ears. I didn't hear the noise of the busy campground and I didn't hear the rain. My tent was all wet again as I made my way to the bathroom…

PCT day 27 - Descending into the desert

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North Fork Ranger Station (436.1) to Acton KOA (444.4) 8.3 miles Once again I woke up to some noisy other hikers. There were about seven tents around. I felt sorry for not being able to sleep in as it was quite a nice campsite. Lying in my…

PCT day 26 - Unexpected

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Mill Creek Camp (418.4) to North Fork Ranger Station (436.1) 17.7 miles I woke up in my tent after a freezing cold night. Unfortunately the morning was still freezing cold and wet. Slowly I packed up my stuff. The couple who had camped next…

PCT day 25 - RAIN

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Buckhorn Campground (394.0) to Mill Creek Camp (418.4) 24.4 miles It started raining early in the morning. I was wondering if I could just stay in my tent all day. Maybe a good idea, who knows?! From the weather forecast I knew it was supposed…