PCT Day 138 – Breakfast Buffet at Timberline Lodge

PCT Day 138 – Breakfast Buffet at Timberline Lodge

I awoke early this morning and wasn’t able to fall back to sleep so I felt a bit tired today. I could see the sunrise through the trees as I reclined in my tent. I packed up my bag and headed down to the Lodge for the breakfast buffet when the doors opened at...
PCT Day 137 – Spectacular Sunset at Mt. Hood

PCT Day 137 – Spectacular Sunset at Mt. Hood

I woke tired and sore from my long day yesterday. I let myself stay in my sleeping quilt a little longer than usual as a reward for yesterday’s exertions. Eventually I got up and packed up my tent. Everything was covered with a fine layer of dust. I tried to...
PCT Day 136 – In Which Unicorn Hikes a 25-Mile Day

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

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...
PCT Day 134 – Zero in Bend with Bright and Story

PCT Day 134 – Zero in Bend with Bright and Story

PCT Day 134 – Friday August 25 Zero Day in Bend I had a wonderful zero day in Bend today, staying with my dear friends Jill (Bright) and Robert (Story). I got to sleep in a real bed, take a real shower, work on my blog, and enjoy time with friends – both...
PCT Day 133 – Irish Lake to Elk Lake Junction

PCT Day 133 – Irish Lake to Elk Lake Junction

Long day today. I was on a mission to get to Elk Lake junction so I could travel into Bend. I ended up hiking my highest number of miles in one day so far if you include the non-PCT trail miles that I hiked to the Elk Lake Trailhead. I had initially planned to hike to...