PCT: finished!!!!!!!!

Total miles walked: 5026 miles PCT distance walked: 2650 miles (plus detours and Whitney!) Distance remaining: 0!!!!!!!!!!!!! So. We. Are. Done. πŸ™‚ First of all I must apologise for the appalling lack of blogs. Several factors to blame; Washington is very remote, there was no signal. we set ourselves a ridiculously punishing schedule to finish,…

PCT: Trout Lake to White Pass.

Total miles walked: 4771 miles PCT distance walked: 2295 miles Distance remaining: 355 miles What happened to the weather?! After five months of temperatures comfortably in the thirties, Washington decided to give autumn a miss and head straight into winter. We very cleverly sent our warm gear on to White Pass (well into Washington) from…

PCT: Timberline Lodge to Trout Lake.

Total miles walked: 4705 miles PCT distance walked: 2229 miles Distance remaining: 421 miles We left Timberline Lodge, stuffed to the gills, and headed towards Cascade Locks and the last bit of Oregon. This section was closed last year due to forest fires. It was open this year, but not much fun walking through the…

PCT: Shelter Cove to Timberline Lodge.

Total miles walked: 4487 miles PCT distance walked: 2096 miles Distance remaining: 553 miles I’m currently sat writing this in the historic Timberline Lodge building. This legendary stop on the PCT is famous for 2 reasons; the exterior of the building was used for the classic horror film ‘The Shining’, and it serves the best…

PCT: Etna to Shelter Cove

Total miles walked: 4297 miles PCT distance walked: 1906 miles Distance remaining: 744 miles Smoke and milestones… Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of blogs. We’ve had so little signal recently that I’ve had no chance to upload anything (or check the cricket scores). Quite a lot has happened since Etna so this will…

PCT: Castella to Etna

Total miles walked: 3993 miles PCT distance walked: 1599 miles Distance remaining: 1051 miles The section before this I felt pretty much constantly exhausted. I was really struggling to keep up with Natalie, and was convinced I’d picked up a bug or something. Once again, it turned out that I just wasn’t eating enough. With…

PCT: Chester to Castella

Total miles walked: 3894 miles PCT distance walked: 1501 miles Distance remaining: 1149 miles In which a bear came in the night, and it got really hot. After leaving the lovely town of Chester, we headed back to the trail to walk through Lassen National park. Suddenly the walking got flat, hot, buggy, and a…

PCT: South Lake Tahoe to Chester

Total miles walked: 3724 miles PCT distance walked: 1331 miles Distance remaining: 1319 miles We’re over halfway!!! PCT midpoint ‘monument’. The monument may have been underwhelming, but going over the half way point felt good πŸ™‚ As per normal, Natalie didn’t want to leave town and go back on the trail, and I couldn’t wait…

PCT: Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe.

Total miles walked: 3475 miles PCT distance walked: 1092 miles Distance remaining: 1558 miles At the start of this trip I made a promise to myself to be honest when I wrote these blogs. So I’m that spirit I’d have to describe the last section as a tale of two, wildly different parts. We left…

PCT: Kennedy Meadows to Mammoth Lakes

Total miles walked: 3284 miles PCT distance walked: 903 miles Distance remaining: 1747 miles Altitude, Mt. Whitney, mosquitoes, and mountain pass after mountain pass… We’ve just checked into a hotel room at Mammoth Lakes to enjoy a night in a bed for only the second time since we stared the PCT two months ago. It’s…