Trip 7 John Muir Trail

The hikers are off to an early start at 7 am from Cottonwood Lake, elevation 11,040 feet. They are heading to New Army Pass 3.8 miles ele. 12,310. They are acclimitizing to the elevation and drinking lots of water, Follow their path on “Track the Hikers” page on the California Trip link. We are waiting…

Hikes Ready to Start & Podcast

July 7, 2021 8 energetic hikers with be on the John Muir Trail in California as our first hike of 2021. We are excited to “track the hikers” and read about their adventures in blog posts too. Donations welcome for our gear and llama rentals. Bill Meyer and Derek Torry were recently interviewed for the…

WTA First Place Photo

Hiro ( Hike #1 2020) submitted a photo and won first Place in the “Trail Family” category for Washington Trails Association and it is also featured on the March 2021 calendar page. Great job! “Of all the photos in the contest this year, this image alone stood out as one of the most joyful and…

Lots of Interest for 2021

Trip 3 shows their masks! Our COVID protocols kept our hikers safe with no reports of COVID a month after hiking finished. A> C. Woolnaugh spoke about Pass to Pass at the NW Parkinson’s Foundation online conference and Dr. Joe Quinn wrote a personal one page article for the OHSU Parkinson Center Update Summer 2020…

Thanks from Llamas and a Video

Llamas  sent a thank you!  “Dear PasstoPass folks, Thank you for the fun adventure, great company, beautiful scenery and your kindness. We enjoyed the trip. The carrots at the end were especially appreciated. Happy Trails, Gina and Amos, llamas.” Eric Matson of Hike #2 made a MP4 compilation video to share of the team hiking…

Trip 3– Day 6 Success!

“Nice night with lots of stars! Just about packed and ready to go. Its gonna be hot so we’re happy for the early start. Mozzies are vicious!” As you can see from Eric’s GPS of Google Earth from Trip 2 below, Mount Rainier dominates the hike. Team 3 should be at White Pass by around…

Trip 3 Day 5- Enjoying Last Camp Together

“We stopped for lunch about a mile out from Sand Lake to avoid the bugs.” “Camped at Sand Lake on a beautiful evening.It’s a privilege to be out here with these folks.” These pictures from Trip 2 in 2019 ( further South of this year’s hike in the Goat Rock Wilderness) show the joy, group…

Trip 3 Day 5– Traveling South

“Another spectacular morning! We’re getting out early to avoid the heat. Everyone is doing great!”  Today is one of the longer days at approximately 7 miles but the general direction is downhill as the team heads to White Pass for Saturday morning end of the hike. Hike 1 Elevation Profile— This chart shows the elevation…

Trip 3 Day 4 — Swimming Time

“Heading to Snow Lake, it is a bluebird day.”  “Camped above Snow Lake on a great afternoon. Getting ready for a swim ” Here are some pictures from Team 2 this year with lupine, Vlad at lake, and hiking on the trail by a lake.

Team 3 Day 4 — Cooler Weather

Today is again a slightly shorter day of almost 4 miles before the longer day tomorrow. I am sure the llamas even know the trail quite well by now, so the pictures below from Trip 2 last year are especially relevant.  

Trip 3 Day 3— Halfway

With a 500′ climb tomorrow morning, the Team says “ the meadow and camp at Bumping River is beautiful, all 11 of us are chillin; like villians.”. Bumping River is a cold mountain stream with crystal clear water and cutthroat trout.  The Team awoke  “cold morning with some friendly elk, 41 degrees Brrrrr” Pictures from…

Team 3 Day 3 Trip 2 Reports

Team 3 will enjoy crossing Bumping River today with mainly climbing elevations. Eric sent his GPS map of Team 2’s trail and this message. “It was a wonderful hike, and great getting to know all of you!  I hope you out-of-state folks will return someday to experience more of our super-beautiful Pacific Northwest.” According to…