Hiking, PCT 2015, Travels

Day 103: Awaiting Fire Updates

Last night we had decided to leave today, but on waking we felt unrested and slightly nervous about the fire in Crater Lake National Park. It’s only 4 days away from here and it’s currently on fire, with the PCT closed for a few miles. Most hikers follow an alternate trail along the rim of the lake, and that is…

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Hiking, PCT 2015, Travels

Day 101: Ashland

We woke to a beautiful sunrise and a distant view of Mount Shasta framed between the trees. We knew the 8 miles into town were roughly all downhill and we were not in a rush to leave. We stopped to marvel at a nest-like collection of sticks, and invented stories of dragons and spotted eggs and the bones of previous…

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