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PCT Day 136 – In Which Unicorn Hikes a 25-Mile Day

Last updated Apr 13, 2021 | Published on Sep 5, 2017

I hit a couple of big milestones today. I’ve officially hiked over 1500 miles on the the PCT! I’ve also hiked the highest number of miles so far in a single day – 25.4 miles! And, for those of you tracking steps, I walked 68819 steps which is a new record for me as well.

1500 Miles! Woop woop!!

I camped on the shores of Timothy Lake which is popular with day hikers and weekend backpackers. I found a secluded little cove and put up my tent as I listened to the forest transition from day to night. Fished jumped and plopped loudly into the water and insects hummed. I was also hearing some new sounds that I hadn’t heard before coming from the lake – some crunching and chewing noises. Hmm. I wondered that was making those sounds.

It was getting dark as I cooked dinner and I put on my headlamp. It’s getting darker earlier and earlier these days, especially in the woods. I heard a rustling noise and turned my head to illuminate a mouse scurrying out from under the nearby fire ring just past my food bag. I’ll have to watch my food tonight!

Trooper Spring. It looks a little gross but it actually wasn’t so bad.


Hiking on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation

Old PCT Trail Marker


Another Fun Guy!

Warm Springs River. Looks more like a creek than a river…

Entering Mt. Hood National Forest. No Sign of the Mountain Yet.

Crossing National Forest Road 42

Hiking in the Forest at Dusk

Camping on the Shores of Timothy Lake

Mmmmmmm! Ramen!

Good Night Timothy Lake

PCT 2017 Stats

PCT Day 136 – Sunday August 27
Mile 2049.5 to Timothy Lake Mile 2074.9

PCT Miles Hiked Today: 25.4
Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1513.1
Feet Ascended Today: 2341
Feet Descended Today: 4025
Current Elevation: 3430

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Hi, I'm Unicorn!

I am an avid hiker, traveler, and adventurer who is on the mission to explore hiking trails around the world.  I’m also obsessed with National Parks, long-distance trails and other outdoorsy things.

I hope to share this knowledge with you and inspire you to explore new hiking trails too!


  1. Rod

    You were about as close to us as you were going to be. Blessings!

  2. ratish17

    Hope you are doing well! And the Forest fires are not being a hurdle in your last leg!

    • Unicorn

      Doing well. The fires are presenting an interesting challenge. I’m going to have to change my plans a bit as a result. Stay tuned…. 😛


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