Trip 1 Day 4

According to Bill, yesterday was their biggest day yet! Had a nice swim in Snow Lake on a beautiful day. Thunder in the East and a lovely sunset. Headed out this morning for camp at Sand lake. Had some questions regarding our pack animals… Q: thru hiker – is that a llama or an alpaca!…

Trip 1 Day 3

Per Bill, yesterday was a good day; great views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams and elk resting at a lake below the trail. Not a bad lunch break. Then it was on to a large camp near a grassy meadow (happy llamas!) by Craig Lake. Headed out of camp this morning…

Trip 1 Day 2

Bill sent word that the team had wonderful weather and has made it to camp 2. They reported passing over 500 people on their 1st day out! Summer on the PCT! Thankfully, a nice calm camp with a beautiful sunrise this morning. Our old llamas apparently need to show the new boys how to cross…

Trip 1 Day 1

The team hit the trial this morning at 11:30 and are off and running… well, hiking anyway. Here’s a picture of the team… And here’s one of Bill and our old friend Faramir.  Two handsome fellas.  

2019 Trip #1 Heading Out!

After all the phone calls, emails, logistics and anticipation, Trip 1 is heading to the trailhead at Chinook Pass to begin what promises to be an epic hike in beautiful country. The weather looks good and, knock on wood, there are no wildfires to interfere. Be sure to check “track the hikers” often for a live feed…