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Day Hikes and Stories

Day Hikes and Stories

Paula of Trip 4 wrote about her experience for the September Newsletter of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Parkinson's Center, it is inspiring to see each person's experience in the stories they share and the testimonials they send us. Several hikers are hoping to continue...

Friends of PtP

Friends of PtP

NW Parkinson's Foundation posted a blog by Trip leader Irene Pasternack about her Trip 4 & 5 experience this year. Irene included a great photo of a llama dust bath. NW Parkinson's Foundation has been a great friend to PtP. They recruit hikers in their weekly...

PtP 2022 by the Numbers

PtP 2022 by the Numbers

The 8 hikes this year are complete and we are starting the review process for plans for next year. Previous hikers will receive the schedule by late October and new hikers are invited starting in November 2022. You can always contact us with your information or...

Trip 7 Concludes

Trip 7 Concludes

The Trip 7 team concluded their adventure today as planned. They ended their hike at Berry Patch trailhead and enjoyed a lunch of cold, fresh, and salty foods before saying their goodbyes. Congratulations, Trip 7 team! With that, our 2022 Pass to Pass hikes are...

Trip 7 Day 5

Seven hikers from the Trip 7 team day hiked to Old Snowy Mountain today, leaving camp mid-morning: Andi, Alex, David, Jim, Dave Baumgart, Bonnie, and Eric. The team reports: “Phil and Jerry stayed in camp to keep the llamas company and protect them from dogs. They had...

Trip 7 Day 4

The Trip 7 team got underway around 10:30 a.m. They reported before setting off: “Got rained on a bit this morning. Current temperature about 60 degrees. All in good spirits.” They arrived at their campsite around 2 p.m.: “Beautiful wooded spot. Stream nearby....

Trip 7 Day 3

The Trip 7 team reports: “All is well. A bit cooler today. Partly cloudy. Wildflowers are pretty spectacular.” Today’s adventure included Cispus Pass, elevation 6,473 feet. From there the group descended to a campsite Alex secured. The team update continues: “At third...

Trip 7 Day 2

The Trip 7 team got on the trail this morning shortly after 10 a.m. After hiking nearly 6 miles with 1,380 feet of elevation gain, they arrived at their campsite near Sheep Lake around 4:30 p.m. This morning the team reported: “All is well. Beautiful morning.” The...

Trip 7 Day 1

Trip 7 Day 1

The Trip 7 team hit the trail today. This is the last Pass to Pass hike for the year. The group left Walupt Lake Campground just past noon. Trip leader Dave reported, “Llamas and hikers in good spirits” as they hit the trail. Trip 7 team learning to saddle the llamas...

Trip 6 Concludes; Trip 7 Team Gathering

Trip 6 Concludes; Trip 7 Team Gathering

The Trip 6 team came off the trail Monday at the White Pass trailhead. Most of the team is camping at the trailhead Monday night with the llamas and Bill, our logistics coordinator extraordinaire. Trip leader Derek reported: “Made it ‘home’; good day. We’ll spend the...

Trip 6 Day 5

Trip 6 Day 5

Trip leader Derek reports: “Back at Hidden Springs! A bit less buggy today, but we still feel like we're a mosquito buffet. We started setting up camp and noticed a serious widow maker [dangerous tree branch], so we moved everything about 30 yards away, including...

Trip 6 Day 4

Trip 6 Day 4

Trip leader Derek reports (humor and all): “Hey OH! Rest day today! Relaxed and played Farkle: The tournament of champions, and the Hulk is king! [Hulk is Derek’s trail name.] “Several did some day hikes. One group: trail hike. The other gravel surfed the bowl. “Derek...

Trip 6 Day 3

Trip 6 Day 3

The Trip 6 team discovered the snow fields near Knife’s Edge are extremely icy and hard to navigate, with slick edges. The group had cell phone service this morning. They called Bill, our logistics coordinator extraordinaire, to check on alternate trail route...

Trip 6 Day 2

The afternoon update from the Trip 6 team includes: “Eight miles today. Pulled into camp by 1 p.m. Had lunch and put some beverages in snow along with watermelons. Everyone is healthy and hiked strong. “After our afternoon happy hour, we set up camp. Soon we'll start...

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