PCT Day 49, mile 673
Enroute to Kennedy Meadows. The hills are steep but the views 👌
Met up to hike with Silver Fox for a few days.
We're happy to announce Dahn Pratt @dahnhikes
as our first ever Atlas Guides Data Fellow! In partnership with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition @cdtcoalition
we have named him as our 2019 Data Fellow in recognition for his work collecting CDT data for us this year. #cdt #datafellow #withguthook
[Day 42, km~1109.8] Tongariro National Park hosted two of my favorites days on the North Island. I was ready to ascend to higher elevations and learn about a place that is so cherished by the Māori.
It’s pretty surreal when you’re close enough to touch things you’ve only ever seen pictures of.
PCT DAY 43: 23.1 miles
TOTAL: 558 miles
PCT Day 48, mile 654
Back out on trail after a few days rest in Ridgecrest. Trail angel Liz and her pup, Lorelei were kind enough to drop me out to the trail head in the afternoon. I walked a few miles in the cool of the evening before finding a picturesque campsite for the night. I love first nights back out on trail after a day (or three) in town.
AT| Day 119| NEW HAMPSHIRE/MAINE| Gentian to Speck| Miles; 14.7| Total Miles; 1920.2| WOTD; Toglette| Mahoosuc Notch| Landmark day! We made it to Maine, our 14th and final state!! And, we tackled ‘Mahoosuc Notch’ and came out of the other side unscathed. It was without a shadow of a doubt the funnest mile on the AT. Jumping from boulder to boulder, using all 4 limbs to pull you up onto rocks, weasling through the tight formations (with larger than average packs) and that’s all before the added element of snow and ice! We giggled our way through it and enjoyed every minute. The rest of the day was a hard slog and we are both still feeling the energy deficit from being so sick.||
Not many know this but ever since I took my first step of this #chasingsummer
project I’ve been creating trail data for Guthook Guides. If you’ve recently walked Te Araroa, the PCT, or any other trail I’ve hiked in the last two years then you’ve been following my little red line.
Guthook Guides has been supporting me since mile 0 of this crazy escapade. When I told the folks at Guthook that I’d try my hand at completing this Triple Crown business they eagerly supported my misanthropic adventure by teaming up with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) and created a special position for me as a Data Fellow. I will be collecting data in the form of GPS tracks, waypoints, and pictures to improve the navigational resource for future hikers and riders. It is an incredible honor to partner with the CDTC and contribute to the immensely important work that they do. It is equally humbling to continue working with Atlas Guides/Guthook Guides on the last of the major national scenic trails on my bucket list. Thank you for making all of this possible #withguthook
Let’s get it!
Day 81 | 17.7 Mi | Mile ???
Humpback Rocks Picnic Area to Rockfish Gap
13 mi by trail | 4.7 by river
Woke up about an hour later than expected and reorganized the car to make it suitable for driving. Donned the slackpacking getup and dad drove us to our picnic area while I scarfed down a little Debbie breakfast. Only 12 something today, hopefully Ittl be fast without the packs.
Just made it to Humpback Rocks, dad was supposed to meet us up here but I guess he must’ve gotten lost on the road or something because he’s not here. 3 miles in, making great time. I’ve been up on these rocks before; on my bike trip. @WesleyWhite
and I took a break from the saddle and did the short hike from the parking area. I was actually wearing the exact same shirt as I am now!
Well, dad just showed up haha
Just got to rockfish gap, finishing the hike for today. It felt good to be back on the trail, although I’m still beat from Roo. The cycling jersey as a slackpack solution worked out great. Wish water was more frequent today but it all worked out. We saw a bear cross the trail like 20 feet from us, that was cool.
Back at Alex’s Tacos in Waynesboro, gonna go to the grocery store to stock up for the next few days then head up to where we’re gonna launch the canoes from.
Finally done at the grocery stores, we had to stop by a few of them to find dry ice. Bones and I were trying our hardest to find meals and snacks that we couldn’t normally have on trail. You know, stuff with a lot of bulk, is super heavy, or requires refrigeration. We couldn’t really think of anything... both of our brains are pretty much incapable of intelligent thought at this point. Anyways, we’re off to the put in point with lots of food and very tired bodies. Don’t think we’ll go too far today, but it would be nice to put some distance down.
Got the boats all packed and Dad is running to put the car outside the Port Royal museum that the purveyor so kindly let us park at. It’s thundering and you all know what they say, the best place to be when it’s thundering is on the water...
"This crow pose brought to you by McDonalds Diet Coke.
PCT DAY 27: 5.3 miles
TOTAL: 347.2 miles" #withguthook
Hitchin and squintin my way outta town
Day 99|18.Jun.2019| Ten Mile River Shelter » Mt. Algo Shelter|Total Miles: 8.4 mi|Mile Marker: 1468.8 mi|Hello, Rain! It rained last night, there was a short break in the rain early this morning, and then it essentially rained all day. The terrain was steep and rocky so we were moving extra slow - making sure the wet rocks didn’t take us down. The goal was 15 miles for the day, but at the rate we were going we wouldn’t be getting there until late in the evening and the rain didn’t seem to be letting up any time soon, so we stopped at the first shelter just outside of Kent. Marco Polo and Tinker Toy were already there, so we claimed the last two spots since two others had put out their sleeping pads and hiked in to Kent. Marco Polo and I used our engineering brains and fixed a leak in the roof with duct and leukotape, took a snooze, and tried our best to dry out.
The rain looks like it will continue for the next few days, but I’m still optimistic and hoping the weather will turn. •
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𝟼.𝟷𝟿.𝟷𝟿 // 𝙿𝚊𝚌𝚒𝚏𝚒𝚌 𝙲𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚃𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚕 // 𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝟺𝟶
𝚠𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚕.
𝚜𝚘 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚕𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚝𝚑... 𝚖𝚎𝚎𝚝 𝙿𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚙.
𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚔 𝚊𝚝 𝚊 𝚐𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚠𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚌𝚎.
𝚌𝚊𝚗’𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚎, 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚊𝚗 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜/𝚊𝚗𝚡𝚒𝚎𝚝𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚎. 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚙 𝚞𝚙 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗, 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚒𝚝 𝚑𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚖𝚢 𝚕𝚎𝚐𝚜 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚖𝚎, 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚕𝚒𝚙𝚜 𝚚𝚞𝚒𝚎𝚝𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚒 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚒𝚝, 𝚒’𝚖 𝚎𝚞𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚌. 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚟𝚒𝚎𝚠𝚜 𝚞𝚙 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚗’𝚝 𝚑𝚞𝚛𝚝. 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚒𝚝’𝚜 𝚜𝚘 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝. 𝚒 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝚗𝚘𝚠. 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚌𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚑é 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚊𝚢, 𝚋𝚌 𝚒’𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚒𝚝 𝚜𝚘 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚕, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚜, 𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚖𝚎. 𝚒 𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚜 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚒’𝚖 𝚐𝚘𝚗𝚎. 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚒𝚏 𝚒𝚝’𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜, 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚒𝚏 𝚒𝚝 𝚔𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚜 𝚖𝚢 𝚊𝚜𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚜 𝚖𝚎 𝚌𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎/𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕 𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎... 𝚒 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎, 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚢 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚙 𝚘𝚏 𝚍𝚒𝚛𝚝 (𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚔) 𝚒𝚝’𝚜 𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚜.
𝚜𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚊 𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗. 𝚘𝚑 𝚖𝚢 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚐𝚘𝚜𝚑. 𝚜𝚑𝚎’𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚢. 𝙲𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚕𝚎 𝙲𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚒𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚜, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚕𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚜. 𝚒𝚝 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚎. 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚒 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑, 𝚒 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜 𝚠𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚞𝚙, 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚒 𝚍𝚒𝚍𝚗’𝚝 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍... 𝚒’𝚖 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚋𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚊𝚝𝚖. 𝚒 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍𝚗’𝚝 𝚋𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚒𝚎𝚛.
𝚒’𝚖 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚏𝚎𝚍 𝚜𝚘, 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙𝚜.
𝚞𝚙𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚋𝚒𝚝𝚎: 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚝𝚌𝚑 𝚒𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕.