Day 108 (20180716): 2359.4-2393.1

Today I made it to Snoqualmie Pass which is roughly the midpoint of Washington. The day was pretty tough mostly because of humidity and heat. I started early today at 0511 since I wanted to spend the night in Snoqualmie Pass and get some value out of my room. Also in the morning it seemed like the mosquitos reappeared a bit. Forests everywhere Mostly I spend the day hiking in forests with the occasional view....

July 24, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 107 (20180715): 2312-2359.4

Today was a longer day than I particularly wanted because at the time I wanted to camp there were no good campsites. I did not have issues with mosquitos today which was really nice. Early morning beauty Sun just peeking out I started earlier than usual at 0532 because another hiker started packing and I could not get back to sleep. One advantage of the early start is that I get to enjoy the beautiful morning colors and cool temperatures....

July 24, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 106 (20180714): 2273.1-2312

Today was a kinda mixed day. It started really great with the Knife’s Edge where I had amazing views and interesting trail. Later the trail went in to forest and even a few mosquito infested sections. I love the early morning colors Cool rock wall demonstrating some of the work that goes into maintaining a trail I started a bit earlier than usual at 0538 since I wanted to get to White Pass as close to lunch as possible....

July 24, 2018 · 3 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 105 (20180713): 2229.9-2273.1

Today was a very mixed day, a few times I had some amazing views but a lot of the times I had green tunnel with no views. Mosquitos were once again quite bad in sections, one particular section was probably the worst I have had yet. Mount Adams through an old burn area Looking back at Mount Hood I believe I got a late start today at 0615 since a critter had gotten in to my food bag during the night, so I had to field repair it....

July 24, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 104 (20180712): 2185.7-2229.9

Today was a miserable day it felt exactly like Oregon or at least the worst parts of Oregon, green tunnel and mosquitos all day. A bit of Washington’s steeper climbing revealed itself as well. One of the brief views of the day I started hiking at 0558 and quickly had to protect myself against mosquitos. The mosquitos were present the entire day and made the hiking quite miserable. Perfect mosquito breeding ground?...

July 24, 2018 · 1 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 103 (20190711): 2146.8-2185.7

Today I left Cascade Locks and entered Washington, the final state of the PCT. I wanted to start as early as possible while still taking advantage of the free breakfast. I woke up at 0530 and packed everything and had a shower. Then I checked out and walked to the breakfast restaurant so I was ready when they opened at 0630. I had pancakes and while eating I met two other hikers....

July 24, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 102 (20180710): Zero in Cascade Locks

Today I had what I plan to be my last zero of the PCT. Even more than my other zeros I was really keen to get hiking again. I woke at my usual time around 0530 even though I obviously did not have to. Breakfast was not available till 0630 so I spent some time relaxing and took a shower. Breakfast was at the restaurant next to the hotel and was decent....

July 24, 2018 · 1 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 101 (20180709): 2130.6-2146.8

Today I only had about 15 or 16 miles to hike to get to Cascade Locks which also marks the end of Oregon. I started hiking at 0537. From Wahtum Lake to Cascade Locks there was a few small climbs but other than that it is all downhill as I had to get all the way down to 100 ft. One of the occasional open views of the day Most of the day was forest hiking in a burn area from last year....

July 10, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 100 (20180708): 2096.9-2130.6

Today was my hundredth day on trail and I was lucky enough to celebrate it with breakfast at Timberline Lodge. I was camped right next to Timberline Lodge and when I woke up I packed and went to the lodge hoping to pass the time till the breakfast started inside. The lodge was sadly locked but at 6 it was unlocked and I was able to get inside and relax in their sofas....

July 10, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 99 (20180707): 2058-2096.9

Today I made it to Timberline Lodge which is kinda famous for its breakfast buffet that I will get tomorrow. I had setup my tarp last night so I was a bit slow in getting started and was not on trail before 0620. One of the last open views before entering the green tunnel for most of the day The day was kinda boring until the final climb to Timberline Lodge since most of the trail was in forest....

July 10, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen