Trip 5 Concludes; Trip 6 Underway; Good Day for Trip 3

The Trip 5 team came off the trail mid-morning. The Trip 5 and 6 hike leaders compared notes and transferred the community gear to the Trip 6 team. We’re working on collecting Trip 5 photos. Trip 6 leader Derek reports: “Short hike today to North Matthieu Lake. From repositioning cars to getting on trail, all…

Last Night for Trip 5 Team; Trip 3 Team on the Trail

Trip leader Rich reports the Trip 5 team is at North Matthieu Lake. “Rugged four miles today and lots of lava. I think we are about done!” Trip 3 team hits the trail Trip 3 is underway. This route for this hike is Walupt Lake to Berry Patch in the Goat Rocks area of the…

Trip 5 Team at Minnie Scott Spring; Trip 2 Complete

The report from the Trip 5 team is: “At Minnie Scott Spring. 3.4 hard miles up Opie Dildock Pass. Beautiful day. Cool breezes.” According to Oregonhikers.org: Minnie Scott Spring is a tiny spring north of Opie Dildock Pass. This is the only source of water on the Pacific Crest Trail between Glacier Creek and South Mattieu Lake….

Quick Update from Trip 5 and Trip 2 Teams

Trip leader Rich reports the Trip 5 team is at Glacier Creek in Obsidian. “7 miles today. Llamas are troopers. All is well.” The Trip 2 team reports: “We had a very wet day yesterday and last night. Rained all day and night! Team slept warm and dry though. Cold morning to pack up. Team…

Trip 5 Team Making Good Progress; Rainy Saturday for Trip 2 Team

The Trip 5 team has not provided details on their adventures. Trip leader Rich confirmed Saturday we can see their progress (Track the Hikers). At about 11:45 a.m. PT Sunday, Track the Hikers showed the Trip 5 team had been on the trail a little over two hours, was traveling at an average of 1.3…

Trip 2 Team Headed for Snow Lake

The Friday night update from the Trip 2 team included: The remaining five had a good hike to Bumping River. Saw four big garter snakes. Drizzle rain in the morning but the sun came out in the afternoon. Hoping for sun and a swim in Snow Lake. Everyone crossed Bumping River with ease. Llamas Faramir…

Trip 5 Underway; Trip 2 – Day 3

The Trip 5 team is on the trail. They assembled at their starting trailhead, received llama orientation, loaded their gear, and by late morning got off to begin their adventure. This team is hiking in Oregon, northbound on the Pacific Crest Trail in Three Sisters Wilderness from Devils Lake to Lava Camp, about 25 miles total….

Trip 2 on the Trail; Trip 5 Getting Ready to Go

The Trip 2 team is expected to spend their second night near Crag Lake. This campsite has a wonderful meadow for the llamas and plenty of water for everyone. We haven’t received a direct update from the Trip 2 team though we know that can be dependent on whether the technology gods are smiling. The…

Trip 1 Complete and Trip 2 Underway

Wednesday morning, the Trip 1 team got an early start. They made good time climbing their last approximately 800 feet of elevation and covering their last approximately three miles. They had a beautiful morning for hiking; beautiful views to close out the trip; and they arrived at Chinook Pass trailhead mid-morning, slightly ahead of schedule….

Forester Pass, Community Cheese Plate, and Young-Onset Parkinson’s

The latest report from our hikers includes: “On the way to completing Forester Pass (13,200 feet elevation). Took time for a refreshing swim in the high lakes just before climbing the wall. Summited just before our daily thunderstorm hit. Raced for trees for the afternoon storm. … The team enjoyed a community cheese plate. Everyone…