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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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PCT Hiking – Kendall Katwalk

The first time I hiked to Kendall Katwalk on the Pacific Crest Trail was 2003. We had just moved to King County in the spring, and I worked my way East up the I-90 hikes as the snow melted. Somewhere I have a picture of Ford and I at the end of the Katwalk. He… Continue reading PCT Hiking – Kendall Katwalk

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Fisherman Paths: Deadwood Lakes

Deadwood Lakes was a hike I had heard of from the late Karen Sykes, long ago. She had pushed me to try the hike through our chats, and she gave me the pro tip of finding the "trail" from across the highway, half a mile up the Pacific Crest Trail. It was easy to pick… Continue reading Fisherman Paths: Deadwood Lakes

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PCT Hiking: Stevens Pass To Snoqualmie Pass (Section J)

If there is a section of the Pacific Crest Trail that is seen as the pinnacle of Washington State, it may well be Section J, which is between I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass and to Highway 2 at Stevens Pass. We choose to hike southbound to make getting home faster. The section spends much of it… Continue reading PCT Hiking: Stevens Pass To Snoqualmie Pass (Section J)