Day 135.  Go Big…or Go Home.

Friday, September 1 lodging north of Bend, OR to Subway on Route 97, Redmond, CA 11+/- miles Total Miles Hiked: 1999 Things were not going very well this morning and I was fighting with everything I had to keep going.   Traffic whizzed by; big rigs throwing up big gusts of wind that tried to …

Day 134.  Just Around The Bend.

Thursday, August 31 Location near Mount Bachelor Ski Area on Cascade Lakes Highway west of Bend, OR to lodging north of Bend, OR 26 miles Total Miles Hiked: 1988 This morning I get up at 5am and I’m on the road walking by 5:30.  I’m starting ahead of the guys because they are faster and …

Day 133. Sorry Folks, Oregon is Closed.

Wednesday, August 30 Elk Lake Resort to Location near Mount Bachelor Ski Area on Cascade Lakes Highway west of Bend, Oregon  11.8 Miles Total Miles Hiked: 1961.9 I sleep until 6:30 this morning without ever waking up until then. I quickly pack up and meet Brendan on the road to the lake. The Level 1 …

Day 132. A Very Long Day.

Wednesday, August 30 Small pond at Mile 1915.5 to Elk Lake Resort, Mile 1950.1 + 1.1 miles to Elk Lake Resort  34.6 PCT Miles + 1.1 off trail miles = 35.7 total miles I cruise along through the day without much issue.  The miles come to me and I am halfway to 30 by noontime …

Day 132. Shelter Cove.

Monday, August 28 Shelter Cove Resort to Shelter Cove Junction, Mile 1904.1 via 2.2 Miles on Shelter Cove Trail to small pond at Mile 1915.5 11.4 PCT miles + 2.2 off trail miles = 13.6 total miles My eyes open at 6am, the brain starts running and there is no going back. I pack up …

Day 131. Somehow Flyin’.

Sunday, August 27 Windigo Pass, Mile 1875.7 to Shelter Cove Junction, Mile 1904.1 + 2.2 Miles on Shelter Cove Trail to Shelter Cove Resort 28.4 PCT Miles + 2.2 Miles to Shelter Cove Resort = 30.6 total miles It must have been something I ate. Or maybe it was about what I could eat if …

Day 130. Miles and Smiles.

Saturday, August 26 Dirt Road at Mile 1845.9 to Windigo Pass, Mile 1875.7 29.8 Miles Today was a happy day! I was able to get some cell service to get in touch with some folks who reached out to me with friends in the Bend area. Thanks to Unicorn, Melissa, Jac & Erica for their …

Day 129. The Pity Party is Over.

Friday, August 25 Crater Lake Lodge to Start of West Rim Trail Alternate to Highway 209, PCT Mile 1836.6 to Dirt Road at Mile 1845.9 9.4 Miles on West Rim Trail + 9.3 PCT Miles = 18.7 Miles I am awake early this morning but it takes me awhile to get back on trail. I …

Day 127. Self-Arresting Down the Rabbit Hole.

Wednesday, August 23 Stream & Tentsites, Mile 1796.8 to Annie Spring Trail Junction, Mile 1819.2 and then on down to Crater Lake National Park’s Mazama Village. 22.4 PCT Miles + .6 Miles to Mazama Village (and more to hiker camping area in campground, ugh) I fell into the rabbit hole today. Thankfully, I had my …

Day 126. No More Fake Rain.

Tuesday, August 22 Tentsite at Mile 1764.8 to Stream & Tentsites, Mile 1796.8 32 Miles NOTE:  I was able to retrieve some of my rejected and duplicate photos from a deleted photos folder in my Photos app so I’ve included them here….keep in mind they may have been taken on days before or after this …

Day 125. Eclipse Day.

Monday, August 21 Mile 1735.2 to Tentsite at Mile 1764.8 29.6 Miles NOTE:  I’ve had some significant technological difficulties over the last 3 days (IOS update/iCloud related?) that caused me to lose a ton of photos (3 days worth and done really cool pics, sigh).  I’m pretty bummed but I’ve just gotta let it go. …

Day 124.  Morning Glory.

Sunday, August 20 Old Highway 99 South, Mile 1716.2 to Mile 1735.2 19 Miles It’s no surprise that I am awake at 6am.  I make a bathroom run and let Birdie out of her room so we can cuddle and snooze for an hour before the coffee shop within walking distance opens.  Case is an eclectic …

Day 122.  Oregon.

Friday, August 18 Wrangle Gap Dirt Roads, Mile 1695.6 to Old Highway 99 South, Mile 1716.2  20.6 Miles + .9 miles to Callahan’s Lodge = 21.5 Miles Sometime around 4am, an owl joined me in the tree beside my tent.  Even through my earplugs, I heard him and I lay in my tent listening.  Owls …

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