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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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

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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Uber, Fire, Smoke, and Andy

Having a shower, sleeping and waking up in a real bed is indeed very nice!

We order an Uber Taxi and get a ride downtown Bend to have a coffee and meet up with Andy!

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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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Fire and Snow. And Oregon.

Well….

I made it back to Etna. My heart is very heavy, but I will push on.

What have we read on that blaze the other day. PCT = Persistence Creates Toughness. And I need to be more tough. Yes I do.

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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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Towards Kennedy Meadows

It is 5.50 am, I eat a Snickers bar for breakfast. Here in the desert you can only eat them in the morning after a cool night. During the day, you would have to deal with Snickers soup.

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Mountains and Great Company

So the big question is:

“Shall I heave myself and my backpack up Mount Baden-Powell or should I better play safe and take the detour around it?”

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