PNT day 19 - Priest Lake & Upper Priest Lake

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Kent Camp (278.6) to Geisinger Camp (296.2) approx. 10 miles via Priest Lake I woke up after a night of tossing and turning. My legs were aching pretty bad. Thank god I had planned a short day and just wanted to get to Upper Priest Lake for…

PNT day 18 - Lion Creek Bushwhack

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Pyramid Lake Camp (271.6) to Kent Camp (278.7) 7.1 miles Au! The decaying tree under my foot gave way and my left leg cracked down into nowhere. I could hardly catch my weight and the heavy weight of my backpack with the poles. Something scratched…

PNT day 17 - Parker Ridge Trail

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Parker Ridge Trailhead (255) to Pyramid Lake Camp (271.6) 16.6 miles After a very nice breakfast Wilma and Larry drove me to the trailhead where the Parker Creek Trail started. From their house it was a 40 minutes drive. I enjoyed just sitting…

PNT day 15 & 16 - Rest in Bonners Ferry

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Bonners Ferry 0 miles Picked up by Wilma and Larry I got to enjoy a couple of well needed rest days. We had a great time together going on a Kayaking trip or to the local museum in Bonners Ferry. Besides that the two tried to fatten me up…

PNT day 14 - Bussard Mountain Trail

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Fiest Creek Resort (230.2) to Bonners Ferry (246) 15.8 miles I woke up at 4:30am. Sounds crazy? Actually there's a one hour time difference between Montana and Idaho so yesterday I had to turn my watch one hour back. Good for me because now…

PNT day 13 - Ruby Ridge Trail

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Trail Camp (217.6) to Fiest Creek Resort (230.2) 12.6 miles My plan was to sleep in as I had only a short day to Fiest Creek Resort where I wanted to camp. David and Leo were already awake and I joined them for breakfast at the camp table.…

PNT day 12 - Midge Creek Trail & Rock Candy Trail

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Garver Mountain Trailhead (197) to Trail Camp (217.6) 20.6 miles This morning I cheated a lot. Randy had offered to give me a ride down the road to the trailhead. Turned out that the trailhead was about 13 miles away on forest roads. Normally…

PNT day 11 - Vinal Creek Trail & Bunker Creek Trail

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Mt. Henry Lookout (170.2) to Yaak (184) 13.8 miles Although today was mostly downhill for me it was quite a demanding hike. I started around 8am together with Cheeto and Fartbag. We had a couple hundred yards together before they would head…

PNT day 10 - Purcell Mtn Trail & Mt Henry Lookout

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Boulder Lake Camp (161.5) to Mt Henry Lookout (170.2) 8.7 miles I was lying in my sleeping bag and listened to the otherworldly silence outside. No wind, no rain, nothing. "Krck, krck, krck" something was outside my tent. I turned around…

PNT day 9 - Webb Mountain Trail and Boulder Lake Trail

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Mt. Webb trailhead (150.5) to Boulder Lake Camp (161.5) 11 miles My night at Rose and Scott's place was just awesome! But even if I tried to sleep in I was awake early with the birds. I sat down at the kitchen bar and Rose made some coffee.…

PNT day 8 - Kootenai Rails to Trails

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Eureka (132.9) to Rexford (142.0) 9.1 miles I left the Silverado Motel around 10ish and made my way down US Hwy 93 towards downtown Eureka. I wanted to go to Cafe Jax which was known amongst hikers for a good breakfast. Unbelievable I had…

PNT day 7 - Eureka

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Blue Bird Lake Camp (113.3) to Eureka (132.9) 19.6 miles After an early start at the lake the trail climbed up a very scenic ridge. From there I hiked a steep downhill and had to scramble over some fallen trees again. Eventually the trail…