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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Now Where Is The Sea?!

Alright, let’s go and find the first trail blade!

It is always a special moment for me to see a new trail marker for the first time. Always gives me goose bumps! Read more

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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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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On The Other Side Of The Bridge

Happy Arrival in Cascade Locks!

We don’t need to hitch into town, the PCT goes right through it.

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Where The Trees Have Beards

So I am having breakfast with Cowboy at the Fishlake Resort.

“I am going to get a ride up to Crater Lake”, he says. “I have blisters and am done hiking for now”.

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Alone In The Oregon Woods

It’s Sunday morning. I prepare a cardboard sign to make the hitch out of Ashland to the trail a little easier. Read more

Sleeping and Working in Ashland!

I am in my big motel bed in Ashland, and am just laying here with pillows under my legs to elevate them.

They hurt.

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Hanging Out in Etna And More

The only Motel in Etna has no vacancy. It is the 4th of July weekend.

Great.

We could of course camp in the park, but we both are ready for a bed and a proper shower.

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Woods and Snow!

My trail family and I seem to have come to the conclusion and general agreement, that there is really no reason to rush at the moment. The slower we hike, the more time does the snow have to melt.

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