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”

Restarting the blog and more hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail

Happy Forth of July! It’s been awhile since I posted here, but tomorrow we begin hiking across the state of Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail. We will start near Ashland, OR and plan to hike about 430 miles to Cascade Locks on the Columbia River. We have spent the past few days scurrying aboutContinue reading “Restarting the blog and more hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail”

CDT Update: Southern Montana and Idaho

It’s been awhile since I updated the blog, but the new shoes I purchased back in Helena, MT worked out well and carried me through the rest of Montana and Idaho. After finishing the Montana/Idaho sections of the Continental Divide Trail I decided to hop off the trail and save Colorado and Wyoming for nextContinue reading “CDT Update: Southern Montana and Idaho”

CDT Update: Shoes

No gear is more important to a hiker than shoes and I have been having shoe problems the past few weeks. Many hikers on the Continental Divide Trail wear trail running shoes which are slightly heavier running shoes designed for trails. Over the years I have leaned that trail runners usually don’t work that wellContinue reading “CDT Update: Shoes”