My New Ice Axe Skills!

Decision made! I will do this “ice axe, crampons and self arresting” course in order to prepare for my next thru hike!! I am all set, the plane to Inverness, Scotland, leaves in 7 hours. So I better get some sleeping done.

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Zpack Duplex – 539 grams of Tent

Well!

“Hey there everybody!”

Long time no see! I missed you guys!

We haven’t heard from each other in an awfully long while. But this will change, as I am slowly but surely getting into “CDT Preparation Mode”!

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Via Alpina in Switzerland

I need to get out!

Outdoors to be precise.

“Now!”

Otherwise I seem to get a little crazy…

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Around The Smoke

I knew Felix would come up with a brilliant plan (because he is Felix).

And sure enough, while we all sit and have breakfast he says:

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Seattle And Beyond

We can stay the night at Andy’s place in Seattle. I get to sleep in the guest bed, Felix sleeps on the sofa.

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Bears and Wildfire

We pick up our resupply boxes in White Pass, and spend the night in a cute little hotel room. The room is tiny but has a kitchen and a porch.

Perfect!

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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

We make it into the little village Trout Lake with no problem. A trail angel living here seems to enjoy shuttling hikers from and to the trail head! 

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Towards Washington!

We are pretty close to the Bridge of the Gods now, the border to Washington!
How incredible!

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