Backpacking Oregon’s section of the Pacific Crest Trail summer 2020. This leg takes me from Little Crater Lake Campground to Frog Lake at Wapinitia Pass.
Traveling through the state of Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail, this day takes me from Reese Lake to Lava Camp Lake Campground through the mist and fog, wildflower meadows, and near big mountains.
Hiking the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail, I am wowed by all the Central Oregon beauty of majestic mountains and brilliant wildflowers during this leg leaving Elk Lake northbound.
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Backpacking the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2020 – this is Day 21 which takes me from Brahma Lake to Elk Lake. I’m in Central Oregon.
Day 11Today’s Miles: 21.6Total Miles: 134.2Camp 10 (Seven Lakes Basin) to Mazama Village (Crater Lake Campground) I knew it was imperative to get an early start today. The plan was to hike nearly 22 miles – something I’ve never done before in my life, and I wanted to give myself as much time as IContinue reading “Hiking the Oregon PCT Day 11 to Mazama Village (Crater Lake): 22-Mile Day”
Day SixToday’s Miles: 8.2Total Miles: 60.6Hyatt Lake to Klum Landing Campground The mileage was low today because my daughter joined me, and we wanted to start out slow. The two of us did a pretty epic backpacking trip together last September to celebrate her high school graduation. She didn’t really love that experience, and itContinue reading “Oregon PCT Day 6 – Hyatt Lake to Klum Landing Campground”
Day ThreeToday’s Miles: 9Total Miles: 29.3Mt. Ashland Campground to Callahan’s Mountain Lodge I slept MUCH better last night with the help of the wind lulling me to sleep. It took some time for me to figure out how to be comfortable without a pillow. Carl has decided a pillow will be his one luxury itemContinue reading “Oregon PCT Backpacking Day 3 to Callahan’s Lodge”
Day TwoToday’s Miles: 12.6Total Miles: 20.3Wrangle Campground to Mt. Ashland Campground Night one was one of the weirdest nights I had on the entire trail, and I was really happy not to be alone. It was a rough night of sleeping, or rather not sleeping. We heard creatures constantly through the night. Things walking aroundContinue reading “Oregon PCT Day 2: Wrangle Camp to Mt. Ashland Campground”
Today’s Miles: 7.7Total Miles: 7.7 Like many outdoor enthusiasts, I’ve dreamed of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I never really envisioned myself doing the whole thing at once, rather tackling sections bit by bit. One larger goal however, was hiking all of Oregon in one continual stretch, and that is exactly what I accomplished theContinue reading “Oregon Pacific Crest Trail – Preparation and Day 1 to Wrangle Camp”