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Tagged With: Glacier Pass

Day 145: The PCT is for Lovers

September 22, 2015
Tentsite and spring after Glacier Pass (2624.2) to Tentsite at Woody Pass (2649.2)
25.0 PCT miles today
2685.8 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: + 5,400 ft, – 5,426 ft

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It is absolutely crazy that tomorrow is our last day on the PCT, and tonight is our last night. All of today was spent trying to process this fact, with varying emotions and thoughts as the result. I thought it was a somewhat more challenging day, with the miles dragging more than usual and my foot pain screaming at me to stop, but Pickles loved every minute of today, and used his positivity to keep me going and get us in our miles. more

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Day 144: Passing Through the North Cascades

September 21, 2015
Tentsite at Porcupine Creek (2601.3) to Tentsite and spring after Glacier Pass (2624.2)
22.9 PCT miles today
2660.8 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: + 5,318 ft, – 4,225 ft

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Today was easily one of our best days in Washington. Turns out that when you can see what’s around you, Washington is actually a beautiful state. When we fell asleep last night it was raining outside our tent, but when we woke this morning, the rain had stopped and we thought we could see some significant patches of blue peaking through the thick forest canopy above our heads. We began climbing up above tree line, and within minutes we were above the low-lying clouds and surrounded by bright blue skies and crisp, brilliant morning sunlight. We looked around ourselves and for the first time in quite a while, became giddy from the beauty of our surroundings. The higher we climbed, the more layers of sharp, rocky mountains could be seen, and the happier Pickles and I became. Fortunately this was only the beginning, and we ended up spending almost the entire day climbing up and over numerous passes, all with mind-blowing views of the North Cascades. more

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