Day One – to Grasshopper Pass

Their first day was awesome. I didn’t hear from them directly but I could just tell. They left around 9 and got into camp around 1. There will be plenty of time left in the day to recoup from the 4 miles of slight up hill.  They are camping tonight at whopping 6500 feet.  Normally…

Trip #1 is about to Launch

It seemed like an eternity of shuffling who is going and who is not, watching for wild fires and settling plans but Trip #1 is happening.  Packing is done and the group is gathering in Winthrop to start the hike tomorrow morning. It has settled down to seven hikers – four parkies and three support…

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…

Success

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…