A.C. Follow-up News Article

  While relaxing with a beer was one of the first things to do– the hikers are now re-connecting with family and friends and thanking supporters. A.C. did a great follow-up newspaper story in the Sandpoint Idaho– Bonner County Daily Bee

Video Summary

Bees- Bears-Buddies-Blueberries– the shared comments are coming in. This hike had it all. Derek created a fun video summary with music clips to tell about the joys of the trip. A.C. ” It pushed me to my limit, but it was an incredible experience that I will never forget. Although at times, it seemed nearly…


Sunday we left Minor’s Creek Camp and the Pacific Crest Trail and hiked out 6 miles to the Suiattle River Trailhead finishing over 58 miles on our 9 day trek. We met friends and relatives, some even hiked up the trail to meet us coming out. A fine lunch was had of REAL food with…

Join us for Celebration Sept. 3

The team of hikers and llamas are expected at the Suiattle River Trailhead by 1 pm Sunday September 3. We will provide fresh food and beverages and celebrate their accomplishments. The directions are straightforward. Some websites talk of partial road closure but also that everything was re-opened in October 2015.   Linda called the Darrington Ranger…

Trail Report

We expected hard hiking after Stehekin and I received word today that the team was exhausted. ” climbed about 5000 feet and 20 miles in 2 days. Thursday August 31 short day up and over Suiattle pass dropped 1500 to Minor Creek camp” The Suiattle River valley should be easier heading out now with lots…

Elevation Gain

The tracking shows that the group made it to Cedar Creek campground last night at about 3078 elevation  and stopped tonight at 5788, so that was lots of climbing today with over 2700 foot elevation gain. Sam’s Dad reported that they are not planning on taking a rest day and will split up the remaining…

Great Photos!

Thanks to Linda for bringing out the photos (and taking in the resupplies) that Ken took on the first three days. There are so many smiles and great views of water and mountains.

Stehekin Last Supper

Brian is with llamas at the trailhead but the other 5 hikers enjoy a meal together. The last supper. Next 4 days, 40 miles, 5,000 ft ascent.

Match the captions from first 3 days

Stehekin allowed an opportunity to rest, laugh and share some photos from the first three days. Derek offered some great captions about the llamas, creek crossings, hammock and pills. CAPTIONS: Creek crossing with llamas–I guess we’ll bushwhack around this one!–Yes, we’re in bear territory, we actually saw it!—-Another creek crossing.—Staying dry…–The beautiful Stehekin River, gorgeous.—Bill…

Bees in the Tent

Day 2 Sunday night-Monday morning, this message was posted on the tracking GPS “Everyone up at 5 or so. So were the neighbors. Leaving in about 30 minutes. bees in tents last night. AC stung 5 times!”

Stehekin dinner and info on first day

Day 1 – After loading the llamas we started out hiking a gentle downhill trail. At the first creek crossing we had to lead the llamas through the creek while we led them from a big log over the stream. About a mile in we came to a large downed tree that was too large…

Timing looks good

By checking the “track the hikers”  we can see the daily progress and even a message or two. It looks like they started hiking at 9 am and ended at 3:30 pm– that seems like a good pace that fits the plan. The weather remains beautiful and they should be at Stehekin trailhead by tomorrow.