Jul 22 pm

I reached 50 miles. The first few miles today went well. As the day wore on, my legs and hips started hurting again and the day got hot. I guess that is to be expected. Unfortunately, after 50 miles of hiking on the trail I decided to stop. I’m getting tired of sitting on the […]

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July 21 pm

I’m at 38 miles from the start, just two miles short of hobart bluff Today was a little easier. I just have to remember that I don’t have to do a min number of miles. I just walk until I’m tired, rest (maybe for an hour) and walk some more if I feel like it. […]

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July 21 am

I took advantage of all the rest I could get at Callahan’s Lodge and am continuing on (8:00 am). It is a little overcast this morning but will likely heat up later on. When it gets hot or I get too tired, I will stop for the day. I think I’ll work my way up […]

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July 20 pm

I made it to Callahan’s Lodge about 13 miles today. I feel beat up, took some ibuprophen, but the muscles in my shoulders still hurt from carrying that 40 pound pack. All the hikers I meet are very kind and understanding. One in particular told me he could only hike 10 miles a day for […]

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July 20 am

Rough day yesterday and a rough night last night. My 65 yo body is having a tough time adjusting. Thanks for all your prayers and support. It encourages me far more than I ever thought it would.

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July 19

According to Halfmile’s PCT, I am at mile 1703. I walked 4 miles yesterday and 10 miles today. I wanted to do more, but I stopped hiking around one o’clock. My body is having a tough time with this. There’s no cell service here, so I will have to post it later. Tomorrow, I’d like […]

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Day one!

This morning I had breakfast with Mary Jane and Aaron in Eugene. Then Aaron drove me to the California/Oregon border. We got a little turned around on the back roads but finally made it. Now I’m about three miles into the hike. I’ll do another mile or two then find a place to stop for […]

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Hamilton Mountain

The route I take from the trailhead and back is around 8 miles long and 2000 ft elevation. Today’s hike was in cool weather. There was an occasional rain showers that were light and short. Sun breaks kept things enjoyable. The trail this year has not been maintained as well as normal, so the view […]

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Silver Star

It’s a beautiful day on the trail to the top of Silver Star Mountain in SW Washington. At the top of Silver Star, I am enjoying the wonderful views that are available on clear sunny days. I can see all five moutains today! Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier, Mt Adams, Mt Hood, and Mt Jefferson.  […]

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