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”

CDT Update: Helena, MT

Next on the Continental Divide Trail was a four day hike from Lincoln, MT to McDonald Pass and nearby Helena, MT. On this section is trail my hiking companion was Elevated, a hiker from Australia. Most of the trail follows the Continental Divide through Helena National Forest. Hiking is often along ridges above the treeContinue reading “CDT Update: Helena, MT”

CDT Update: The Scapegoat

From the Benchmark Wilderness Ranch it was a three day hike on the Continental Divide Trail through the Scapegoat Wilderness to Rodgers Pass near the small town of Lincoln, MT. I had the Benchmark Ranch all to myself (except for the owner and about 25 horses and mules). My resupply package was waiting for me,Continue reading “CDT Update: The Scapegoat”