Month: July 2014

Day 119

Day 119: July 30th Mile 1680.4 to Mile 1703.5 We strolled out of camp this morning at 6:30 am since we had done the two climbs yesterday (almost 7000 feet!) The trail meandered around the tops of the mountains all day: up, down, around….

Day 118

Day 118: July 29th Mile 1662 (Seiad Valley) to Mile 1680.4 We planned an early start this morning and got going on the half mile road walk to the trail at 5:30 am. A lot of the hikers camped with us at the RV…

Day 117

Day 117: July 28th Mile 1647.8 to Mile 1662 (Seiad Valley) Today was a short 14 mile hike to the small community of Seiad Valley where we have a resupply box waiting. It’s hot here — about 100 degrees. We are resting in the…

Day 116

Day 116: July 27th Mile 1626.8 to Mile 1647.8 The days are similar on the trail: get up at 5 am, hiking by 6, short meal breaks usually where we find water, in camp by 6 (on good days), dinner, blogging, quick cleanups, then…

Day 115

Day 115: July 26th Mile 1606.5 to Mile 1626.8 Today we entered the Marble Mountain Wilderness. The mountains and climbing continued unabated. Actually the scenery became even more shades of green as the trees and shrubs competed for attention against the gray and red…

Day 113-114

Day 113-114: July 24-25th Mile 1600.6 to Mile 1606.5 (Etna) Yesterday we hiked the final 5.9 miles from Paynes Lake, our campsite, to Etna Summit. Our hiking companions, Princess and Mr. Sandals, had arranged a ride at 9 am and we were fortunate to…