And finally, I’d like to say thank you. To my mom, dad, Chelsea, Alif, Girl Scouts, friends, hikers, trail angels, the wild of California, Oregon and Washington: you’re all magical. This is a… Continue reading
On September 24th I reached the U.S.-Canada border after 2,668 miles and five months. I made it! I’ll be adding more photos soon.
Boat ride on Lake Chelan and only 89 miles to go. Canada, here I come!
My penultimate stop on the trail: Skykomish, WA. Less than 200 miles stand between me and Canada!
Lots of water in Washington and I’m loving every minute of it.
The trail in Washington is kicking my butt!
A stunning ridge walk in the Goat Rocks Wilderness Another view in Goat Rocks
I’m ready! Only a few hundred miles to go….
Bridge of the Gods, my entry point to Washington. Only 500 miles to Canada!
New trail shoes as I head into Washington. I am over-the-moon about the miles ahead.
Hiking behind Tunnel Falls
The absolutely stunning Tunnel Falls near Cascade Locks, OR
Shortly before arriving at the Oregon-Washington border, I hiked through the Eagle Creek alternate. The trail was filled with waterfalls and lush jungle. This is a place I will return to.
A trash can is a magical find on the trail. This one, near highway 26, was a happy surprise.
I’ve been busy hiking, so I’m behind on blogging. This is Crater Lake; I’ll be catching up on Oregon photos this weekend. More to come!
Lava rock near mile 1775 on the PCT in Oregon. While it’s lovely to look at it’s a pain in the rear to hike on!
While there are lots of shelters along the Appalachian Trail, they are rare on the PCT. So, seeing this shelter reminded me of my 2006 Appalachian Trail thru-hike.
Signing my name in the California-Oregon trail register.
Mile 1699: Oregon!
A fallen tree in the trail
The Trinity Alps: one of my favorite parts of the trail.
Mine are the toes with the dangling bandaid.
Canada, here I come.
Good for dancing