Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Finished!!

On September 21...I made it to the border!

Sara, my Dad and my Uncle all hiked in to the monument. It was an amazing day.



I will fill in the blanks on my blog in the next couple days and I am currently uploading the remainder of my pictures from the trip. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 98: 2269.5 to 2303

33.5 miles

Today was awesome!! We went through the goat rocks wilderness. This is one of those sections where I cannot express it in words. So just check out the pictures.

At the end of the day we got to White Pass. We decided to hitch in to Packwood, Wa which is about 18 miles down the road. We got some pizza and are staying at an awesome hotel in town. It is a small place run by an old lady who was super nice and did our laundry for us.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day 98: 2269.5 to 2303

33.5 miles

Today was awesome!! We went through the goat rocks wilderness. This is one of those sections where I cannot express it in words. So just check out the pictures.

At the end of the day we got to White Pass. We decided to hitch in to Packwood, Wa which is about 18 miles down the road. We got some pizza and are staying at an awesome hotel in town. It is a small place run by an old lady who was super nice and did our laundry for us.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 99: 2303 to 2315.5

12.5 miles

Well today was very unexpected. So last night Samwise texted me asking where I was and that he and Sweet As were still in Washington and wanted to meet me.

So this morning they drove from Seattle and met me in Packwood. We had lunch and they drove Minor and I back to the trail. It was so awesome to see them again and I'm glad they came.

We got back on trail and made it a short distance into camp.

There are some storm clouds coming over and lots of lightning and thunder in the distance.

Day 97: 2238 to 2269.5

31.5 miles

Today the trail took us right next to Mt. Adams. It was a beautiful area. We definitely added Mt. Adams to the list of mountains to climb when we are off trail.

Later in the day Stryder and I saw a bear running away from us on the trail.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day 96: 2216 to 2236

20 miles

So right before we went to sleep we discussed how we were probably going to get soaked from condensation in the morning. Sure enough, we woke up and our sleeping bags were soaked.

We decided to carry our sleeping bags on the outside of our packs to dry them off. It looked pretty goofy.

The hunters had left camp early and we heard them making elk calls from the trees.

About 4 miles from camp we camp across a pair of elk on the hillside.

The rest of the day was pretty easy, we only had one climb.

We got the road into Trout Lake around 2:30. We both had packages in trout lake. Luckily there were 2 older gentlemen finishing up a day hike when we got there and immediately asked if we wanted a ride into town.

We spent the rest of the day in town and got a ride back into town around 7:30pm.

We are camped with Stryder. He is planning on hiking with us tomorrow.