The Final 100 Miles and a Wildfire

We arrived in Olallie Lake Resort and are now down to the final 100 miles of our 430 mile hike across Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail. Walking only 100 miles more feels a little like we are practically done, or at least this hike is winding down to its final stage. We can seeContinue reading “The Final 100 Miles and a Wildfire”

The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters Wilderness is an amazing section of the Pacific Crest Trail. When I hiked this section on my 2014 thru-hike I experienced several days of heavy rain and almost never saw the mountains. This trip the weather has been perfect, wildflowers are blooming everywhere, and the snow covered Three Sisters mountains dominate theContinue reading “The Three Sisters”

Mount Thielsen

Mount Thielsen is about 30 miles north of Crater Lake via the Pacific Crest Trail and this was our next challenge due to possible snow. I had been watching satellite snow data and could see the Mount Thielsen area had late snow this year. I’ve noticed that satellite snow data, while mostly accurate, tends toContinue reading “Mount Thielsen”

On the Pacific Crest Trail Again

We have arrived in Mazama Village in Crater Lake National Park after hiking 102 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail from Ashland, OR. It’s been a wonderful hike so far, starting off relatively easily, but the past few days had some snowy surprises. The first days were lovely hiking along gentle forested trails. We resuppliedContinue reading “On the Pacific Crest Trail Again”