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Pacific Northwest Trail - Port Angeles

PNT day 66 & 67 - Port Angeles & Forks

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Some miles around town I had booked myself a halfway affordable motel right in the center of Port Angeles. Given the fact that the room rate included breakfast and laundry was for free it wasn't a bad deal. And I could always close my eyes…

PNT day 65 - Elwha River Trail II

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Mary's Falls Camp (1089.3) to Olympic Hot Springs Rd Trailhead (1100.8) 11.5 miles + 2 miles to alternate Trailhead Adventure Muffin had left camp well before me. In the morning I only saw the remains of his campfire - he used wood fires for…

PNT day 64 - Hayden Pass & Elwha River Trail

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Dose Meadows Camp (1071.4) to Mary's Falls Camp (1089.3) 17.9 miles It was around 5 am when I had to leave my tent for a bathroom break. I couldn't believe I had been sleeping like a stone the whole night. Back in I curled up in my sleeping…

PNT day 63 - Grand Pass Alternate

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8.5 miles on Grand Pass Alternate from Gladys Lake to Dose Meadows Camp Passes climbed: Grand Pass, Cameron Pass, Lost Pass I had a new friend moving around my campsite when I packed up in the morning. The deer seemed to be not afraid at all…

PNT day 62 - Deer Ridge Trail & Lilian Ridge Trail

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Deer Ridge Trailcamp (mile 24 on Alternate) to Gladys Lake Camp (mile 8.5 on Grand Pass Alternate) approx. 18 miles I started at my usual time but not without saying goodbye and giving a hug to one of my Camp neighbors. She had told me…

PNT day 61 - Forest Roads

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Salmon Creek Camp (1.1 on alternate) to Deer Ridge Trail Camp (24.0 on Alternate) 22.9 miles When I woke up this morning I didn't want to leave. As always I wanted just to turn around and sleep in. But I know that I had more than 20 miles…

PNT day 60 - Larry Scott Trail to Discovery Bay

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Port Townsend (1000.3) to Salmon Creek Camp (1015.1) 14.8 miles + 1.1 miles on Alternate Only the dogs barked when I left the trail angels place. To be honest my night there hasn't been my best. I could hear mice running around in the ceiling…

PNT day 59 - Port Townsend

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It should be my last visit to a post office on this trip. Slowly I made my way up the stairs of the historical building in downtown Port Townsend. Post offices kind of look the same all over the US. I loved being in one! Despite one very…