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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…

PNT day 6 - Highline Trail

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Trail Camp FR 114 (94.4) to Blue Bird Lake Camp (113.3) 18.9 miles Judging from the elevation profile I thought today's hike would be a bit easier than yesterday but it wasn't. The two trails I hiked on - Foundation Creek Trail and the Highline…

PNT day 5 - Whitefish Divide Trail

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Red Meadow Lake Campground (73.5) to Trail Camp Forest Road 114 (94.4) 20.9 miles I went to bed late last night as we were a bunch of people sitting around the campfire. After lots of good outdoorsy conversations and three beer I made my way…

PNT day 4 - Hay Creek Trail

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Polebridge (55.2) to Red Meadow Lake Campground (73.5) 18.3 miles Halfway motivated I crawled out of bed. The hostel kitchen was already busy when I joined the others for coffee and some cereals as well as cold pasta. Every calorie counts,…

PNT day 3 - Zero in Polebridge

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Unplanned 0 miles When I woke up rain was pouring on the glas house of the hostel in front of my window. Slowly I made my way to the kitchen and joined Joan and Chris for a coffee. The two ladies were traveling around together for a while.…

PNT day 2 - Bowman Lake

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Head Bowman Lake Camp (40.9) to Polebridge (55.2) 14.3 miles I woke up after one of the most peaceful nights I had in the Rocky Mountains so far. I had put in some ear plugs to keep the noise of the nearby creek at an acceptable level, maybe…