PNT day 31 - Bonaparte Lookout & Havillah

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Lake view camp (533.0) to Havillah church camp (550.0) 17 miles Guess what?! This morning I woke up and the sun shone on my tent! Yes!! The night on the mountainside had been very quiet and I enjoyed a quiet morning with a good granola breakfast. A…

PNT day 30 - Bonaparte Lake

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Road Camp (521.3) to Bonaparte View Camp (533.0) 8.7 miles I was lying in my tent trying to get comfortable. It wasn't easy on the side of the road. There wasn't too much traffic but I could hear the people talk in their backyard. And then…

PNT day 29 - Cougar Creek Road

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Sweat Creek Trailhead (510.1) to Road Camp (521.3) Around lunchtime I got a ride from Artie - one of the PNT trail angels of Republic - to Sweat Creek trailhead. I left Republic with mixed feelings as I got to really like this small cowboy-style…

PNT day 28 - Republic

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Trail Camp at Spring (454.0) to Sherman Pass (460.1) 6.1 miles Rip got up early to get into town. I took a little longer but still shook off the last mosquito around 7 am when I hit the trail. To Sherman Pass and Hwy 20 it was mostly downhill…

PNT day 27 - Kettle Crest Trail

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Boulder Creek Summit Camp (433.5) to Trail Camp at Spring (454.0) 20.5 miles It was 5:45am. I didn't wake up to the sound of birds as usual. I woke up to the hammering sound of a tree harvester. Leaving my tent I saw that the machine was working…

PNT day 26 - Forest Roads Part II

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Pierre Lake Camp (412.4) to Boulder Creek Summit Camp (433.5) 21.1 miles + 1.4 miles off-trail When I arrived back at the trail junction I bumped into Indie and Hummingbird. They had caught up quick! Together we shooted down the road towards…

PNT day 25 - Forest Roads

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Northport (390.1) to Pierre Lake Camp (412.4) 22.3 miles + 1.4 miles off-trail I started quite late into todays hike. After saying thank you and goodbye to my trail angels Jami and Josh I went to the Mustang Grill for breakfast. I had eggs…

PNT day 24 - Boundary Road to Northport, WA

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Silver Creek Road (370.3) to Northport (390.1) 19.8 miles I woke up and took things easy. I just got one year older and you never know! The campsite has been one of my favorites so far and I settled down for a proper breakfast which consisted…

PNT day 23 - Mt. Abercrombie & Fume Creek Trail

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Metaline Falls (346.9) to Silver Creek Road (370.3) 23.4 miles I woke up early from a sleepless night. Sharing a tiny bed with Hummingbird wasn't the best idea. It was before six when I grabbed all my stuff and tried to leave the room. The…

PNT day 22 - Metaline Falls

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Sullivan Lake Camp (336.6) to Metaline Falls (346.9) 10.3 miles My group started packing up at 4:30 am to race to town and have breakfast. As I was already awake... well... I was hiking before 6 am. Last in the row but as early as ever! After…

PNT day 21 - Sullivan Lake

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Trail Junction (314.6) to Sullivan Lake Camp (336.6) 22 miles The day began as yesterday had ended: wet. It wasn't raining but I had to hike through brush again and was drenched after a few steps. Eventually the trail climbed onto a saddle…

PNT day 20 - Jackson Creek Alternate

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Geisinger Camp (296.2) to Trail Junction (314.6) 18.4 miles What a difference a day makes! After a very pleasant night at Upper Priest Lake I packed up and said goodbye to Heather and Philip. They would paddle back to their car while I would…