Collection of all blogposts about the Pacific Crest Trail

Hiking injury: One of many rest breaks with my hiking injury on the PCT

How to deal with a hiking injury on a long-distance hike

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Imagine you are out there on the AT, CDT, PCT or any other long-distance trail and you get injured. Is it the end? How should you react? What should you do? On day ten I was knocked out by a hiking injury on the Pacific Crest Trail. Find out how I managed to have a great comeback and continue my hike on the PCT!

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.…

Day 142: Exploring Bend

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10. September    A day in town is always expensive.  After the usual motel breakfast I took the bus to an outdoor store a bit further away. They had darn tough socks and I could exchange mine (they had a big hole in the back).  I tried several…

Day 141: Big Lake Youth Camp

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9. September    0 miles    The Youth Camp turned out to be a place hard to leave.  We got to know about Taco Salad for lunch and of course we all had to stay.  I was sitting at the Lake for some time, just enjoying the sun.    After…