Backpacking the Oregon Pacific Crest Trail – Day 17 to Odell Lake. Retelling my first day of getting lost with a happy ending reuniting with family.
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Pacific Crest Trail Oregon – Day 15 to Tolo Camp
Hiking the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail, Day 15 to Tolo Camp near Windigo Pass.
Pacific Crest Trail Oregon – Day 13 to Grouse Hill Camp (Crater Lake)
Day 13 of my Oregon Pacific Trail journey takes me from Mazama Village along the Crater Lake Rim trail to Grouse Hill backpacker camp.
Oregon PCT Day 12 – Mazama Village to Crater Lake Rim
Day 12Today’s Miles: 5Total Miles: 139.2Mazama Village (Crater Lake Campground) to Crater Lake Rim My first “kinda” zero day. The plan was to hike along the rim tomorrow with my dad, and then reconnect with the PCT to continue north. I decided to hike the small section from the campground up to the Crater LakeContinue reading “Oregon PCT Day 12 – Mazama Village to Crater Lake Rim”
Hiking the Oregon PCT Day 11 to Mazama Village (Crater Lake): 22-Mile Day
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”
Pacific Crest Trail Oregon: Day 9 to Island Lake
Day NineToday’s Miles: 15.6Total Miles: 99.5Fish Lake to Island Lake (Sky Lakes Wilderness) Despite feeling completely safe last night, I didn’t sleep well. I tossed and turned, waking up a dozen times. This became my new normal, and it wasn’t because I was uncomfortable. I had an amazing sleeping pad I LOVE, that’s cushy andContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Oregon: Day 9 to Island Lake”
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”
PCT Oregon Day 7 – Klum Landing Campground to Brown Mtn. Shelter
Day SevenToday’s Miles: 13.4Total Miles: 74Klum Landing Campground to Brown Mountain Shelter Motivated to beat the heat, Hadlie was up by 6:30 a.m. ready to break down camp and hit the trail. I was awake an hour earlier, and had plenty of time for my morning yoga and meditation. I retrieved the bear bag hangingContinue reading “PCT Oregon Day 7 – Klum Landing Campground to Brown Mtn. Shelter”
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”
Pacific Crest Trail Oregon – Day 5 to Hyatt Lake
Day FiveToday’s Miles: 11.6Total Miles: 52.4Camp 7 (near Hobart Bluff Trailhead) to Hyatt Lake I slept in until 6:30 a.m., and started my morning with yoga stretches and meditation. I focused on affirmations of safety, wellness, and “I’ve got this!” I wanted to face my fear. I was determined to be brave. Today was theContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Oregon – Day 5 to Hyatt Lake”