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…

2017 is Revving Up

Preparation is underway for the 2017 Pass To Pass for Parkinson’s hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. This year we start at Rainy Pass and hike to Suiattle River for 58 miles. We have 5 Parkinson’s hikers and 3 support hikers and 3 llamas to help carry the load for the Parkinson’s hikers. We are…

Our Story Hits the Blogosphere

Gee, I’m getting inspired here.  I should join the blogoshere with our own version of our story but truthfully, I cannot do any better than Mark Waters with Pacific Crest Trail Association and Seth Manthey with Fox Feed.  Enjoy their blog posts below. “Drawing attention to Parkinson’s Disease on the PCT” by Mark Waters. “From…

See you at WPC 2016

The World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC) 2016 is upon us.  Starting today through Friday people with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers, doctors, researchers and other healthcare professionals from around the world will convene in Portland, OR. The WPC’s mission is to facilitate an open worldwide dialog to help expedite a cure and best treatment practices for this devastating…

Day After

The hike team is shown above walking the Kendell Kat Walk and coming down Kendell ridge on the last day of our 9 day trip from Steven’s Pass to Snoqualmie pass. The King 5 television story of our success was aired Sunday night and Monday, the 28th and 29th of August. Thanks to our sponsor

Ken Kisch gets Geared Up

I am sure the scene above is similar to what you would see in the homes of all the team members as they prepare for adventure that starts this Saturday the 20th of August. To do List Purchase mole skin for blisters. Tape up tripod legs so they don’t fall off. Buy new shoe laces….

King 5 visits Pass to Pass Team at Training Hike

Jo Ann Fjellman – July 22, 2016 It is not every day that a group of dedicated folks drive from different parts of Washington State to gather at a trail head to be video-taped by a local TV station, King 5 news (view the news clip here). Exciting stuff and as much as we all…

Geotrashing

Bill Meyer, hike team member living large with Parkinson’s, had this to say about living large with Geotrashing. From a young age as a  Boy Scout hiking in the North Cascades, we were taught  “Pack it in, Pack it out.” I’ve always come back from trips with other peoples’ trash and felt good leaving a…

Patty Harrold is Getting Trained up

As our Pass To Pass hike approaches, Patty Harrold, one of our team members living large with Parkinson’s, is really showing her commitment to the event.  Below she shares some of her recent trainers. MOUNT SI – This mountain is always a humbler, but if you can do Mt. Si, you can do anything.  It’s…

PCTA Blog Post

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) has just published a blog post about Bill Meyer and our Pass to Pass hike.  Its a great read. You should check it out. The PCTA is a great organization which provides a one stop shopping for anything related to the Pacific Crest Trail, formally known as Pacific Crest…