PCT+30 – Recovery

If you’re looking for another story of swashbuckling adventure, filled with daring pickup truck hitches, pictures of snowy peaks, and musings on the proper way to eat couscous, this won’t be for you.  Old uncle Smokebeard’s going to get a little real for a minute.  Here are some thoughts going around in my head as…

PCT Gear List and Review

A lot of people have asked me about gear – how many pairs of shoes did I go through, did my tent leak, how was my backpack, that sort of thing.  Here’s a list of the main pieces, along with some smaller trinkets which helped me along my way.  One thing I discovered during the…

PCT156 – the Canadian border

(With apologies to Redford and von Sydow) Sep 12 We left Harlequin Bridge around 7, and got to High Bridge by 930. Faceplant saw a bald eagle fly slowly down the river here. Dammit! 7th National Park. My luck held for almost the entire day, we only had rain for about 10 minutes. Once we…

PCT152 – Stehekin, the end of the road

Short post, more words than pics this time. There’s really only so many pictures you can take in 1 day. But its time for some contemplation and a day in the life stuff. I’m at mile 2572, or another way, just 80 miles to go. There’s a reroute of 21 miles off trail that will…