PNT day 46 - Lake Ann Trail

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Hennagan Pass Camp (777.0) to Swift Creek Trail Camp (798.2) 8 miles hiking, rest hitching Last night I had tried to pick a good campsite for sunrise on the pass. Why did I worry at all? I woke up because it was surprisingly warm and I needed…

PNT day 45 - Chilliwack Trail

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Twin Rocks Camp (761.0) to Hennagan Pass Trail Camp (777.0) 16 miles Somehow I didn't sleep well last night but I don't know why. I was up before 6 am and had breakfast in my tent. I tried to be as silent as possible to not wake up Rocks and…

PNT day 44 - Big Beaver Trail

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Pumpkin Mountain Camp (741.4) to Twin Rocks Camp (761.0) 19.6 miles Rocks and Cara showed up late yesterday evening. We ended up leapfrogging today and camped in the same spot again. After a wonderful sunrise above the mountain today's…

PNT day 43 - Ross Lake

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Highway 20 Spur Trail (735.2) to Pumpkin Mountain Camp (741.4) 6.2 miles Slowly I packed up my stuff at Ravensong's Roost and said goodbye to the other hikers. I was wondering if I could get a ride to Ross Lake quick. Minutes later I stood…

PNT day 41 - Off-trail to Mazama

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PCT Spring Camp (697.5) to Mazama 2.3 miles + 13 miles on the PCT It was still a bit chilly when I started hiking at 8 am. Last night had been dominated by the deer and I had to scare it away a couple of times before I finally could get some…

PNT day 40 - 13 miles PCT

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Pasayten Airfield (677.7) to PCT Spring Camp (697.5) 19.8 miles Rocks packed up his stuff in less than five minutes and was ready to go. He was short on food and he would take another trail that would get him to Hart's Pass from where he wanted…

PNT day 39 - Some company

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Barker Brown Camp (657.5) to Pasayten Airfield (677.6) 20.1 miles I just wrote today's blogpost - a long one and then the app crashed and the text was lost. As I am definitely not in the mood to write it all again you have to live now with…

PNT day 38 - Cathedral Pass

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Old Tungsten Mine Camp (637.4) to Barker Brown Trail Camp (657.5) 20.1 miles I woke up around 6:30, still tired. It took me a while to leave my cozy sleeping bag. The morning was a bit chilly and the mosquitos which had bothered me the night…

PNT day 37 - Into Pasayten Wilderness

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Cold Springs trailhead (614.2) to Old Tungsten Mine Camp (637.4) 23.2 miles After a wonderful breakfast Clint gave me a ride up the mountain to the Cold Springs trailhead. I skipped the climb up to 6000 ft along a hot mountainside. If my foot…

PNT day 35 & 36 - Palmer Lake

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Oroville (578.3) to Palmer Lake (595.8) 17.5 miles It is nearly 11 pm as I write these lines so this blogpost has to go quick. I left Oroville and hiked for about one mile on the Similkameen Trail. The rest of today's hike should be roadwalk…

PNT day 33 & 34 - Oroville

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Bench camp (575.3) to Oroville (578.3) 3 miles The birds sang and I could hear them through my ear plugs. Same for the traffic on the highway in The Valley. I was nearly out of water and so I started my walk into town quite early. Oroville…

PNT day 32 - Swanson Creek Road & Whistler Canyon Trail

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Havillah church camp (550.0) to bench camp (575.3) approx. 20 miles due to alternates Today's hike was meant to be easy, mostly flatish and downhill and the only problems I would face were my aching foot and a lack of proper water sources…