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Summer 2010 adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail

PCTrail Fest in Cascade Locks

Friday was set-up for the Pacific Crest Trail Fest days – the main event day being on Saturday. Throughout the day Thunder Island filled up with hikers and their tents, display booths, raffle ticket stations, sign in registers, a movie … Continue reading

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Amazing Falls of Eagle Creek

Bright peach pink clouds were floating high above the treetops along Eagle Creek – I could see them from my tent door.  It was early morning, the sun would be several hours before entering the high walls canyon, and it … Continue reading

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Steripen to the Rescue

Woke with first dawn, packed up and strode quietly by Fireman’s tent – no sign of movement at his camp so it appeared he was still in deep sleep.  The trail continued to climb, even though it seemed impossible that … Continue reading

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Full Moon Hiking

Sometime in the middle of the night while the stars were brilliant and the sky was inky black, the wind from Mt. Hood descended from the mountaintop directly down the valley next to my tent. The fine moon dust I … Continue reading

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Hitchin’ a Ride

Woke up with a loud “bonk” on the top of the truck but once outside investigating, could find nothing. Perhaps it was a dream. Organized the pack, secured parking permission for the truck at the Visitor’s Center, and walked up … Continue reading

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Blessed Haven

Thursday morning dawned and my entire body ached as I slowly went through the motions of getting up and situated …I was in such a strange head space I couldn’t decide what needed to be done first, so I called … Continue reading

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Lost in the Lava

Woke at dawn and after meticulously cleaning all the wetness on the fly, I was ready to go at 7:15 a.m.  The ground beneath my tent had stayed completely dry, and as I walked away the footprint of my tent … Continue reading

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