Hard to believe but it’s the 3 month anniversary of my start date today! It really really doesn’t feel like I’ve been walking for that long. People keep asking what my total distance will be once I reach the Northern Terminus but until I sit down with a map and my blog posts, I can only estimate. So let’s say 2500-2600km?!
Patty and I don’t even think of starting the day without a visit to the bakery 😂 We chatter with some of her friends and enjoyed watching people for a while.
I’m still actively recovering my legs so quite some time was spent on the couch reading and relaxing.
It is getting warmer again after the last two cooler days. Actually a gorgeous day in the valley. The forecast for my last week on the trail looks good and I’m not expecting any rain!
In the afternoon my friend Mark visited. It was great to catch up with him and talk trail and books and more! Tomorrow I will be packing up, hiking 5 miles to Bridge Creek camp (available to PCT hikers without reservation) and then starting the uphill to Rainy Pass Monday morning.
Please note that most likely I will not have any cell reception before I finish at the border next Sunday! So the blog posts will be delayed but the daily check-ins via inReach will still update on the tracking page. And as always, leave me a comment if you can … I have wifi until tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon!
12 thoughts on “August 22”
See you soon Biggi –Soak up the last week!!
I will! Right now I’m soaking up the iced coffee in Mazama … unplanned stop! Now back to the trail …
Have fun on your last week! What a epic journey so far!
Thanks Sean! I hope the rest of your journey goes smoothly as well …
Happy 3 month anniversary! 🥳
Good luck on the last leg of your amazing journey.
Thanks! It will be a victory lap in sunny weather!
The last week! And my favorite terrain — this helps me remember some of my favorite hikes — Stiletto Peak and Maple Pass, Cutthroat Creek, Rainy Pass, and the PCT up to Hart’s Pass and north. So I’ll be thinking of you all week! Probably some smoke ahead from the wildfire in Penticton. Have a wonderful time, you’re almost home! Melody
Let’s hope it stays clear, haven’t seen smoke at all so far. My favourite is Cutthroat and north of Harts Pass. Can’t wait! I bet Maple Pass is a zoo like the other popular day hiking areas … good thing the PCT doesn’t go there. Thanks for thinking of me!
What a great location for recovery days. Thank you for sharing the local flavor.
Also one of the best hiking destinations! Lots of trails in the National Park here. A bit far for you though 😂
Enjoy the last week!
I so will! My favourite peaks!