Arrival in Saint Jean Pied de Port

We have arrived in the small French village of Saint Jean Pied de Port (SJPDP) after a train ride from Paris. The high speed TGV train was a pretty amazing trip, often traveling at 300 kilometers per hour (about 186 mph). The 770 kilometer trip from Paris to Bayonne, France was just under four hours.Continue reading “Arrival in Saint Jean Pied de Port”

We Finished The Oregon PCT

Today we walked across the Bridge Of The Gods in Cascade Locks, OR to finish our hike of the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Deb (AKA aFloat) has now hiked 2,144 miles of the PCT counting her hike across California in 2014. I have now hiked across Oregon three times on the PCTContinue reading “We Finished The Oregon PCT”

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”