Category Archives: 2016

Day 7 – Hidden Spring to White Pass – Finishing the WA PCT!

Aug. 20th.  Distance 8.2 miles.  Ascent 1014 ft.  Descent 2064 ft. Return to Backpacking page Morning came quickly and here we were, on the final leg of finishing the PCT in Washington State.  After the usual breakfast of oatmeal, an … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Packwood Glacier to Hidden Spring – Razor’s Edge – Greatest Day

Aug. 19th.  Distance 10.2 miles.  Ascent 1895 ft.  Descent 3285 ft. Return to Backpacking page The nights howling wind made for poor sleep, so getting up early was not difficult.  We packed up relatively quickly, and with a fill of … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Sheep Lake to Packwood Glacier / Old Snowy

Aug. 18th.  Distance 7.1 miles.  Ascent 1810 ft.  Descent 466 ft. Return to Backpacking page We were treated to another beautiful morning, and what promised to be a blue sky day.  We managed to pack up and break camp before … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Stream in the Woods to Sheep Lake

Aug. 17th.  Distance 8.7 miles.  Ascent 1207 ft.  Descent 698 ft. Return to Backpacking page   Another relatively early start, though after our camp compatriots. The morning was sunny but cool, and the first few miles were relatively easy going. … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Lava Springs to Stream in the Forest

Aug. 16th.  Distance 11.2 miles.  Ascent 1710 ft.  Descent 1098 ft. Return to Backpacking page We started trending to earlier starts, waking around 7:30 this morning.  Of course, the through hikers had long left – with their goals of 25-40 … Continue reading

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Day2 – Riley Creek to Lava Springs

Aug 15th – Distance – 10.4 miles.  Ascent 505 ft.  Descent 1739 ft. Return to Backpacking page I had a great sleep the first night out – with a cloudless sky, the stars were out though obscured by a bright … Continue reading

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Day 1 – FSR23 to Riley Creek

Aug. 14th.  Distance 10.2 miles.  Ascent 2293 ft.  Descent 582. Return to Backpacking page As usual we were grateful to Clara and Hannah, who got up with us at 4:30am and drove out to the trailhead.  Since we started at … Continue reading

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