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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…
Pacific Northwest Trail - Republic

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…

Seattle & Vashon Island

From Trout Lake I traveled via Portland to Seattle. Laura from the Trout Lake Grocery took me to Portland and we had a great time shopping at Cosco for the store and other village people. I also got to be in a party store for the first time…

Trout Lake

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The small community of Trout Lake is the first resupply point in Washington of you go north. Consisting of roughly ten buildings the center is very small. Town life mainly concentrates in the small but well-stocked grocery store. Bev from…