Trip 3 Day 7 – Trail’s End

After 125 miles with much laughter and a great sense of accomplishment, the 4th Annual Pass to Pass hike came to a close today. We’ll have more photos and testimonials to share in the coming weeks. Knowing Bill, there’s no doubt that he’s already scouting the trail maps to plan for next year’s event. Maybe you’ll…

Trip 3 Day 6

After a total of 11.1 miles yesterday, the team camped at Deer Lake where they also took a swim. “We are laughing a lot, working as a team, great chemistry!” They hiked on another 4 miles today to Blue Lake (PCT Mile 2205.8) arriving at noon. Pass to Pass 2019 is coming to an end…

Trip 3 Day 5

The team was back on the trail by 9AM today. After hiking close to 4 miles, they stopped at FR 24 (PCT Mile 2215.4) to meet a few more hikers who were scheduled to join in on the last miles of Trip 3. One of those hikers was Pass to Pass co-Founder Bill Meyer, who…

Trip 3 Day 4

Proving they’re Living Large with Parkinson’s, the team hiked 11.5 miles yesterday and enjoyed a well deserved soak in the North Fork of Trout Lake Creek. “Everyone is doing great.” After yesterday’s mileage, the plan for today was to make it an easy 5 mile day. They arrived at Mosquito Creek, where there was a…

Trip 3 Day 3

The team made it in to camp last night at 7 PM after a 10.6 mile day which included simultaneous views of Mt Adams and Mt Rainier as well as a view of Mt Hood. These are sights that most never have a chance to see firsthand. The months of pre-planning helped each trip leader…

Trip 3 Day 2

The team spent their first night at a beautiful meadow at Killeen Creek (PCT Mile 2244.8) much like the one shown below.   Hiking close to a 10 mile day today, word was sent that the team was “doing great, having a blast, team is gelling well.” When you come together as a group with…

Trip 2 Day 7 / Trip 3 Day 1

Two trips down and one more to go for 2019! Trip 2’s team was waiting, as planned, at FR 5603 this morning. Once the hikers all arrived, both teams visited and posed for some photos before transferring the community gear and llamas.   The team for Trip 2 headed to the Blue Spruce Saloon in…

Trip 2 Day 6

8:00 AM “The sun is streaming through the mist coming off the lake.” Being so far ahead of schedule, the team had a relaxing morning around the campsite today. 11:15 AM “Almost dried out from the rain and looking forward to a sunny, DRY day.” Dan and George hiked ahead to scout out some options…

Trip 2 Day 5

Despite waking to a cool, damp and misty morning, the team had a calm night and all slept well. Preparing for an 8 mile day, they broke camp and headed out at 9:30 hoping to see the sun. With mist or drizzle for most of the day, the team proved that Parkinson’s won’t slow them…

Trip 2 Day 4

When we last heard from the team, they had camp set up just before a storm came through which lasted about 30 minutes. Little did they know, that was only the beginning! The rain continued, followed by thunder and lightning until 1:30 this morning when the wind kicked up. Later this morning, however; they found…

Trip 2 Day 3 – Knife Edge

Not only was today the day that Team 2 would climb to the highest elevation of their trip, it was also the most technical as they would traverse what’s known as the Knife Edge. After a reconnaissance hike late yesterday, the team had a good night’s rest and started out early. “It’s a beautiful day…

Trip 2 Day 2

* NOTE: photos were added to the post for Trip 1 Day 5 / Trip 2 Day 1 Trip 2 is just tearing up the PCT! The team was up early today and, after a good breakfast, the llamas were loaded up and excited to be on the trail. From Hidden Spring, they hiked 4.5 miles when…