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There I was….Trying To Eat The Worst Freeze Dried Meal

The year is 2003. It's summer, in the middle of July. My oldest son had just gotten out of school and graduated kindergarten. The summer was upon us again, and we were on the trail once again multiple times a week. It was his first year backpacking with me (not just doing long dayhikes). He… Continue reading There I was….Trying To Eat The Worst Freeze Dried Meal

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PCT Hiking Section I – Part 2 (Chinook Pass to Snoqualmie Pass)

See here for the first part of Section I. Parts of Section I get side eyed far too much. Most are happy to walk the second half of it from Chinook Pass on Hwy 410 to Government Meadows (reached via FS 70 out of the village of Greenwater, off of Hwy 410) but sigh as… Continue reading PCT Hiking Section I – Part 2 (Chinook Pass to Snoqualmie Pass)

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PCT Hiking: Section I – Part 1 (White Pass to Chinook Pass)

Section I of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was one I section hiked in multiple sections, over a number of years. Some sections I have hiked multiple times because I truly enjoyed them - and they were so easy to drive to. I was thinking how the trips run across the seasons. Some were in… Continue reading PCT Hiking: Section I – Part 1 (White Pass to Chinook Pass)

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PCT Hiking: Section G (Mt. Hood to Cascade Locks)

Of the many sections of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) I have hiked, Section G went into my mind as the hardest one. Not because the hiking was hard, but rather dry, dusty trail, dismal views, and a butt clenching ford of the Sandy River. It was a section that I told myself I was… Continue reading PCT Hiking: Section G (Mt. Hood to Cascade Locks)

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The Carbon River Flood of 2006

The Carbon River at Mount Rainier National Park was long a problem. In many spots the road was below the height of the river - and it ran right next to the river, with a thin separation of trees. Not shockingly, it often got flooded in off season and the road was slowly being eaten… Continue reading The Carbon River Flood of 2006