Back to the Trail! September 2022

If you have been following us, you know we had a very adventurous and successful 170-mile section hike this summer from Seiad Valley, California to Crater Lake, Oregon. That filled in a big gap in our efforts to complete the whole 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. We have now completed 2147 miles, with 503 miles remaining.

Today, we stage ourselves to take on another piece of our journey. By the end of the day, we should be snug in our tent in the town of Cascade Locks, Oregon, before arising tomorrow to cross The Bridge of the Gods and begin trekking toward Snoqualmie Pass 253 miles away.

So far, we have left our car at Snoqualmie Pass, and were transported back to Sumner by our daughter, Colleen. Our resupply box was dropped off at the post office and sent to White Pass. We purchased new squeeze water bottles that we’ll refill along the way. After all those tasks were done, we enjoyed a homemade dinner and Monday Night Football with our family here in Sumner.

We’ll catch the Sounder commuter train this morning and take it to Seattle. This afternoon, we’re booked on the Amtrak Cascades to Portland. Then, the local light-rail will take us to a transit center to catch the Columbia Area Transit bus to Cascade Locks. The campground is close by. We’ll get set up there just as the sun goes down and we find some food.

I’ll report back as to how the whole plan went. It’s all about timing. Look for a new post soon to update our progress!

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