Trip 1 Enjoyed the Afternoon

“Just enjoyed a day hike and found elk trail and scat. Everyone is liking the lazy afternoon“ Evening message tells us that the Trip 1 group is relaxing and enjoying the place during the final full day.

Trip 1- Swimming and Almost Done

Trip 1 reports that they are swimming today as they stop at Dewey Lake. It is a beautiful day and everyone is fine. Tomorrow Trip 1 arrives at Chinook Pass and Trip 2 will begin their adventure Southbound to White Pass.

Trip 1 -Planning a rest at Crag Lake Camp

“We are planning a late start in the morning. Tent 3 above Crag Lake is a wonderful campsite and we plan to sleep in.” We heard from the hikers! They have been battling “bugs. ” The first lakes are known to be buggy and it seems to be that way this year. The pace is…

Trip 1-Headed North to Bumping River

We have not a received a message from the group, so we assume no news is good news and hope to resolve any technical difficulties. We know that they left Snow Lake this morning around 10 am elevation 4953 and the plan is to camp North of Bumping River elevation 5291. Track the Hikers is…

Trip 1 Begins

The hikers are sleeping on the trail tonight. They had “llama school” to meet the llamas and how to pack the paniers and they had a dinner together the night before to get to know each other too.

Packing the Gear

The trips in Washington and Oregon are about to begin- Trip 1 Friday July 30. Your donations helped us expand this year- doubling our Parkies, support hikers, llamas and number of hikes The gear truck will be at every trailhead to get out the gear, feed the hikers and check on shuttling vehicles from July…

PtP Elite Hiker Group Shares Trip Video

Eric Matson from Trip 7 on the California John Muir Trail trip compiled a 23 minute video summarizing the 7 day trip with GoPro video, still photos and some short conversations. It certainly gives you a taste of hiking in the High Sierras. The video is just over 23 minutes long, in MP4 – H.264…

Fabulous Photos and Good Feelings

“The JMT trip was incredible!  We had a great cohesive group. There were challenges, struggles,  encouragement and much success and feelings of triumph that will stay with us and encourage us as we take on more challenges. Many of us are so thankful for these experiences and opportunities.” Linda ” What an amazing and inspiring…

Last Camp for JMT Hike

“Perched just below Kearsarge Pass on the West side at 10,945‘” The team hiked 8.7 miles, climbing 1,530′ and dropping 1,935’. Today they had an early morning thunderstorm at 8:45 am shortly after they started hiking at 7 am. The last camp is turned into a relaxing “spa” with a lake, tanning opportunities and George…

Early Start- High Elevation

The hikers started early at 7 am today. Yesterday’s trip was 8.88 miles with 1,967 feet up and also 1,403 down and they camped at 10,881 feet. Today will be the highest elevations of the trip at Forester’s Pass 13,200′. “Crossed the treeless Bighorn Plateau as a thunderstorm was rolling in. Raced to the tree…

Fist Bumps at Each Pass

“The Sierra are quite beautiful yet quite challenging and strenuous as we climb steeply up ad down everyday. We victoriously give fist bumps at the top of the pass.” Today they cross the High Sierra Trail and camp at Tindale Creek before the big climb to Forester’s Pass Monday. They have seen several pack trains…