Lots of Interest for 2021

Trip 3 shows their masks! Our COVID protocols kept our hikers safe with no reports of COVID a month after hiking finished. A> C. Woolnaugh spoke about Pass to Pass at the NW Parkinson’s Foundation online conference and Dr. Joe Quinn wrote a personal one page article for the OHSU Parkinson Center Update Summer 2020…

Thanks from Llamas and a Video

Llamas  sent a thank you!  “Dear PasstoPass folks, Thank you for the fun adventure, great company, beautiful scenery and your kindness. We enjoyed the trip. The carrots at the end were especially appreciated. Happy Trails, Gina and Amos, llamas.” Eric Matson of Hike #2 made a MP4 compilation video to share of the team hiking…

Trip 3– Day 6 Success!

“Nice night with lots of stars! Just about packed and ready to go. Its gonna be hot so we’re happy for the early start. Mozzies are vicious!” As you can see from Eric’s GPS of Google Earth from Trip 2 below, Mount Rainier dominates the hike. Team 3 should be at White Pass by around…

Trip 3 Day 5- Enjoying Last Camp Together

“We stopped for lunch about a mile out from Sand Lake to avoid the bugs.” “Camped at Sand Lake on a beautiful evening.It’s a privilege to be out here with these folks.” These pictures from Trip 2 in 2019 ( further South of this year’s hike in the Goat Rock Wilderness) show the joy, group…

Trip 3 Day 5– Traveling South

“Another spectacular morning! We’re getting out early to avoid the heat. Everyone is doing great!”  Today is one of the longer days at approximately 7 miles but the general direction is downhill as the team heads to White Pass for Saturday morning end of the hike. Hike 1 Elevation Profile— This chart shows the elevation…

Trip 3 Day 4 — Swimming Time

“Heading to Snow Lake, it is a bluebird day.”  “Camped above Snow Lake on a great afternoon. Getting ready for a swim ” Here are some pictures from Team 2 this year with lupine, Vlad at lake, and hiking on the trail by a lake.

Team 3 Day 4 — Cooler Weather

Today is again a slightly shorter day of almost 4 miles before the longer day tomorrow. I am sure the llamas even know the trail quite well by now, so the pictures below from Trip 2 last year are especially relevant.  

Trip 3 Day 3— Halfway

With a 500′ climb tomorrow morning, the Team says “ the meadow and camp at Bumping River is beautiful, all 11 of us are chillin; like villians.”. Bumping River is a cold mountain stream with crystal clear water and cutthroat trout.  The Team awoke  “cold morning with some friendly elk, 41 degrees Brrrrr” Pictures from…

Team 3 Day 3 Trip 2 Reports

Team 3 will enjoy crossing Bumping River today with mainly climbing elevations. Eric sent his GPS map of Team 2’s trail and this message. “It was a wonderful hike, and great getting to know all of you!  I hope you out-of-state folks will return someday to experience more of our super-beautiful Pacific Northwest.” According to…

Team 3 Day 2– “Time to Relax”

” Great night at Anderson Lake, Brian caught up with the group by 7. Beautiful vistas of Rainier on the way up to lunch break. Llamas loving the forage. The group is strong and having fun and good chats. “ “Into camp about 3:30, llamas staked in the meadow. Some swimming and now it’s time…

Team 3 Day 2— Sunset Time

Team 3 certainly had a good sunset last night, although this one from Trip 2 last year was tinged with smoke which we have been lucky not to have this year. Dan K. last year soaked his feet in a creek and since he is on this trip, I am sure he will enjoy that…

Trip 3 Day 1– Getting Started

Team 3 made it to Anderson Lake for camp after meeting up with Team 2 at Chinook Pass and taking a break at Dewey Lake. This Team is repeating Team 1’s trip from Chinook south to White Pass. We got word in late afternoon that Ray was going off the trail. He is fine but…