Day 98 (20180706): 2014.8-2058

Without double checking all my stats I am pretty sure this was my longest day on trail so far both in miles and hours hiked. It was in no way planned. Rockpile Lake in the morning Today I started hiking a bit earlier than usual at 0530 because I wanted to swing by Olallie Lake and give myself a bit of time to stay there. The day had an amazing red sunrise One big advantage of the early start is that I just managed to catch the beautiful red sunrise....

July 10, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 97 (20180705): 1979.7-2014.8

Today I passed 2000 miles but did not notice the mile marker since I forgot to look for it. I love the light in the early morning I started a bit earlier than usual as I wanted to get to Big Lake Youth Camp early and get laundry and shower done before lunch. I started hiking around 0535. To my surprise the mosquitos were quite active in the morning so I tried to hurry up with getting ready....

July 10, 2018 · 3 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 96 (20180704): 1943.4-1979.7

A day with on-off mosquitos presence and a side trip to Elk Lake Resort. Last night was very warm which sadly meant that the mosquitos were very active in the morning. It was quite the struggle to get ready without getting completely eaten. The horrible mosquito lake I camped at Unlike most days I had to start out in full anti mosquito gear and still the mosquitos were very annoying....

July 10, 2018 · 3 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 95 (20180703): 1906.2-1943.4

I am not sure I can even begin to describe how frustrating today was, this was of course because of mosquitos. From lunch onward they seemed to be ever present. The day started great I had slept surprisingly well despite being woken by trains a few times. This morning I was in no rush as I only had a short walk to the resort and my breakfast which opened at 7....

July 10, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 94 (20180702): 1865.9-1906.2

Today I made it to Shelter Cove Resort which had my next resupply box. I made it there earlier than expected despite some snow on the way I was a bit late in getting started in the morning so it was almost 0610 before I started hiking. The mosquitos that plagued me in the evening were not nearly as bad in the morning. Shelter Cove in the morning For Oregon the day actually brought a surprising amount of elevation change and two relatively big climbs....

July 9, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 93 (20280701): 1820.9-1865.9

I feel like I am going crazy because of the mosquitos. They were not present during the entire day but towards the end of the day they were brutal. As usual the milage in the title is the PCT milage. Today it is not very close to the distance I walked as a fire closure had me walking the beautiful Rim Trail around Crater Lake. One of my first views of Crater Lake I started a bit earlier than usual and sadly once again my quilt was a bit damp in the morning....

July 9, 2018 · 3 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 92 (20180630): 1793.6-1820.9

Today I made it to Mazama Village in Crater National Park. I made it there quite early but decided to stay the night as camping in national parks usually has all kinds of restrictions. I woke a bit before 0530 to a lot of mosquitos on my bivy. I managed to change my clothes inside my bivy and I was not bothered too much by the mosquitos in the morning....

July 9, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 91 (20180629): 1755.2-1793.6

Today was not a great day, the hiking was quite boring without many views and the last half had serious mosquito problems. I started as usual around 6 and as I was leaving camp the other people were mostly still fast asleep. Sun poking through the trees in the early morning The hiking today was generally easy but also quite boring. Mostly there was a lack of views due to the forests....

July 9, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 90 (20180628): 1717.7-1755.2

Today I left Ashland and after heading east for a while actually started heading north towards Canada. I got up around 6 and packed up everything so I could head for the hotel’s breakfast at 7. I obviously also took a shower. As soon as I was done with breakfast the taxi arrived so I checked out and headed back to the trail. Back near the trail I met Phoenix who I had last met in the Sierra....

July 9, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen

Day 89 (20180627): Zero in Ashland

Today was my zero day in Ashland. I had done most of what I needed to do in town yesterday, so I did not have many necessary tasks. As usual in town and on trail I woke early. I spent some time on my phone waiting for the hotel breakfast to start. The main attraction of Ashland is Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During the morning I decided I would catch a showing as I was here....

June 28, 2018 · 2 min · Martin Caspersen