PCT Day 1, Harts Pass to Holman Creek Trail Junction, 13 miles
The beginning is always today. —Mary Shelley Day 1, Harts Pass to Holman Creek Trail Junction, 13 miles And so…Read
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PCT Day 2, Holman Creek Trail Junction to Hopkins Lake (via Canadian border) 23 miles
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Sally Berger I sleep fitfully, my hips complaining. Every time I…Read
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PCT Day 3, Hopkins Lake to Hart’s Pass, 25 miles
It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot Who am I now? Not…Read
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PCT Day 4, Hart’s Pass to Methow River, 16 miles
Be yourself. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. —Joan Jett I wake up late, at least for me, at…Read
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PCT Day 5, Methow River to Hideaway Camp, 21 miles
Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. – Maya Angelou Nights aren’t easy. I wasn’t invaded…Read
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PCT Day 6, Hideaway Camp to High Bridge, (Stehekin) 13 miles
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills I wake up late after taking pain reliever, running…Read
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PCT Day 7, Steheken to random beautiful place ‘four falls,” 15 miles
Stay strong. Make them wonder how you’re still smiling. – Anonymous I sleep reasonably well even if I have to…Read
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PCT Day 8, ‘four falls’ to Vista Creek, 21 miles
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron Sunrise on ‘four falls’ – yes,…Read
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PCT Day 9, Vista Creek to Fire Creek, 18 miles
I believe great people do things before they are ready. – Amy Poehler It feels late getting up at 5:30,…Read
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PCT Day 11, Junction at Dishpan Gap to Lake Janus, 20 miles
You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore It was a…Read
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PCT Day 12, Lake Janus to Steven’s Pass, 10 miles
Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. – Beyonce I finally had the best night’s sleep yet.…Read
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PCT Day 13, ‘zero’ day, Skykomish
When God is moving you towards a new consciousness, you need to recognize the winds of change at once, move…Read
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PCT Day 14, Stevens Pass to Deception Creek, 21 miles
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my own ship. – Louisa May Alcott What…Read
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PCT Day 15, Deception Creek to past Waptus Burn, 22 miles
The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart It was such…Read
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PCT Day 16, Past Waptus Burn to above Joe Lake, 19 miles
Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out – Katherine Dunham I…Read
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PCT Day 17, above Joe Lake to Snoqualmie, 10 miles
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’ – Audrey Hepburn I wake to the full moon just above…Read
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PCT Day 18, Snoqualmie to ‘unused dirt road,’ 23 miles
We are all filled with a longing for the wild. No matter where we are, the shadow that trots behind…Read
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PCT Day 19, ‘unused dirt road’ to Mike Urich Cabin, 24 miles
I get faster as I get older. —Grandma Gatewood The rain has (thankfully) stopped. I’m packed having coffee, filling my…Read
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PCT Day 20, Mike Urich Camp to Sheep Lake, 22 miles
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir It’s crystal clear;…Read
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PCT Day 21, Sheep Lake to Pipe Lake, 24 miles
Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins. – Edith Wharton There is nothing like rising before…Read
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PCT Day 22, Pipe Lake to Clear Fork Junction (via White Pass Kracker Barrel) 20 miles
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. – Dolly Parton The morning is pinky orange…Read
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PCT Day 23, Clear Fork Junction to Walupt Creek, 15 miles
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. – Emily Dickinson I wake up late and…Read
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PCT Day 24, Walupt Creek to Lewis River, 27 miles
A boat is always safe in the harbor, but that’s not what boats were built for. – Katie Couric The…Read
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PCT Day 25, Lewis River to Mosquito Creek, 22 miles (+3)
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, and dignity.…Read
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PCT Day 26, Mosquito Creek to forest near ‘crisp, cool, mystical, scoopable pool of water,’ 27 miles
We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test. —Isabel Allende…Read
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PCT Day 27, ‘pool of water’ to Rock Creek, 27 miles
If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. – Erica Jong My morning begins with Zach stirring, wanting to…Read
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PCT Day 28, Rock Creek to Cascade Locks, 20 miles
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die.  And…Read
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PCT Day 29, ‘zero,’ Stevenson, WA
You always had the power, my dear; you just had to learn it for yourself. – Glinda, the good witch…Read
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peeps of the PCT: Karl and Holly, trail angels
Wherever we travel to, the wonderful people we meet become our family. Lailah Gifty Akita Last night I had vivid…Read
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peeps of the PCT: the start
It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an…Read
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The Sweet Ephemeral
…you’re the author of your own story, honey, so take your time telling it. revise. revise, and revise some more.…Read
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peeps of the PCT: G-punk
About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most…Read
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peeps of the PCT: Catholic scouts of the trail
Thank God I have seen an orange sky with purple clouds. How easy it is to forget that we have…Read
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a chorus of birds from both sides (of the world) now
These things are ours for God creates within our soul a mystic sense of wonder that we may hear allegro…Read
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