Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Post-hike Podcast

I met a man named Paul Shoemaker last week and he happens to run the Hike Tri Cities website as well as a podcast called Hike Healthy. We did an interview going into some of the logistics of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and what I experienced/took away from my trip. It was an exciting opportunity for me to reminisce about some of my fellow hikers and a few of my memories on trail. As hiking season approaches us again, I can't encourage people enough to get out and enjoy some of the scenery around them. Every place has something, and every place is unique. Hike on and enjoy the warm weather that's on its way.

Below is a link to the podcast if you'd like to check it out:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


In a little under five months I have covered 2660 miles, six national parks, 25 national forests, 48 wilderness zones, and over 420,000 feet of elevation change. 

The PCT was a hell of an adventure! Thanks to everyone who followed my journey and story. The comments an encouragement were awesome. My Mexico border pictures are back in Richland so I'll try to get those up whenever I make it back. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass

I haven't had service since leaving Stevens Pass so a lot has been happening since my last post. We're down to 60 miles left till we reach Canada. I think the Stevens pass to Stehekin was my favorite section even though it was one of the hardest terrain-wise all trail. 

Only bears we saw all trail. Out of a bus window...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Snoqualmie to Stevens Pass

This section was one of my favorites so far. Tough, but scenic. The weather has been great and it's looking like it will be sunny all the way to Canada. 189 miles to go out of the Dinsmores!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

White pass to Snoqualmie

This section was gorgeous but wet. Every day was either up in the clouds or pouring on us. When I got to Snoqualmie yesterday Erinn came and picked me up so I could use my zero day visiting them and relaxing in Seattle. It will also give me some time to dry everything and regroup. According to the weather report were suppose to get some sun the next couple days. Fingers crossed. 

Next stop is Skykomish where we will hit our last trail angel of the trip, the Dinsmores. There are only 258 miles left to the border and less than two weeks of hiking. I can't get there soon enough. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello Washington

I forgot to upload the section for the first week in Washington so this is for a week ago. The fam came down to Cascade Locks last weekend. It's one thing to talk and hike with the people along the trail but nothing beats seeing family. We spent a couple days eating, relaxing and catching up. 

The first part of the White Pass section wasn't what I was expecting. It was overgrown, hot and dusty but it got much better once we got close to Adams. 

The lookout tower where you could see Adams, Hood, Rainier, and St Helens. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Made it to Washington!

After a long four months we finally made it to the bridge of the gods which marks the Oregon/Washington border. Oregon was filled with fires, rain, and beautiful views. My favorites being Crater Lake, the Obsidian Wilderness, Mount Jefferaon, Mount Hood, Three Fingered Jack and Tunnel Falls. 

You can't really see them in the background but from left to right you could see Mt. St Helens, Mt. Rainer, and Mt. Adams.