PCT Oregon Day 10 to Seven Lakes Basin

Day 10Today’s Miles: 13.1Total Miles: 112.6Island Lake (Sky Lakes Wilderness) to Camp 10 (Seven Lakes Basin) I was awake at sunrise and ready to get out of Island Lake camp. Although I didn’t sleep well, I never let fear completely take over. I was a little scared off and on, but nothing debilitating. Last nightContinue reading “PCT Oregon Day 10 to Seven Lakes Basin”

PCT Oregon – Day 8 to Fish Lake

Day EightToday’s Miles: 9.9 Total Miles: 83.9Brown Mountain Shelter to Fish Lake It was a little strange to wake up with so many people in camp. It was quiet, and I wasn’t sure when it was appropriate to get up and move around. I was awake at my usual 5:30 a.m., but stayed in theContinue reading “PCT Oregon – Day 8 to Fish Lake”

Oregon PCT Day 6 – Hyatt Lake to Klum Landing Campground

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”

Oregon PCT Day 2: Wrangle Camp to Mt. Ashland Campground

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”

Oregon Pacific Crest Trail – Preparation and Day 1 to Wrangle Camp

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”