Daily Journal Day 0 - Arriving in the Park Day 1 - And it begins Day 2 - A day to remember Day 3 - Can it get any better? Day 4 - I'll be back Day 5 - Feeling slightly stupid Day 6 - The unknown Day 7 - The day of firsts Day … Continue reading Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) overview
'it was the best of times, it was the worst of times' couldn't hold any truer for this trail. It had some truly incredible scenery, we met some generous, helpful people and walked some fantastic trails, and for all that, I absolutely loved the PNT. But, when it sounds too good to be true, it … Continue reading The End – day 70
After yesterday's pretty poor milage, we decided to get up earlier in an attempt to get a bit further for today and hopefully make the average across the two days at least a little bit better. With a 3,400ft (1035m) climb to start the day, I think all the extra time we can get is … Continue reading Day 20 – Idaho just showing off
Today was the day of one of the worst bushwhacks on trail, or at least I hope it is, with 5mi (8km) of difficult terrain today to navigate through, it was just a tiresome day. Upon getting ready to leave camp this morning, we met yet another thru hiker for the PNT, Goat. He has … Continue reading Day 19 – sore and beaten down
We didn't break camp today until nearly 8am, I think both of us sightly dreading what we have in store for us today. It was going to be a long day. The sun was already hot by the time we got moving, and since it's going to be a tough day elevation wise, I think … Continue reading Day 18 – the climb
As we got into town around mid day yesterday, we wanted to leave at least 24 hours later, allowing our bodies to recover a bit, with Torsten starting to really have some problems with his feet due to blisters coming through. I had again woken pretty early today, at 4:30am, so I had plenty of … Continue reading Day 17 – difficulties of leaving town
Having crossed a time zone yesterday, we go back an hour now we're in Idaho; hell yeah, get an extra hours sleep! Or so I'd think. Last night we'd decided to try get up for the sunrise, capture it from up on top of Bussard Mountain, which provided an excellent sunset last night (even if … Continue reading Day 16 – are they raspberries..?
I awoke today with a very brief thought that I smelled smoke, but the moment passed by so quickly I thought I must've just imagined it. As I lay in bed for the next half hour, waiting to yell out to Torsten that it's 6, time to wake up, I thought I could smell it … Continue reading Day 15 – when there’s smoke, there’s fire
Today we are again to take an alternate, hopefully this time it'll actually be worth it! The way that it is described in the book, makes it sound like it will be an incredibly beautiful section, and one well worth doing, though by the sounds of things, much more difficult than the primary route, with … Continue reading Day 14 – Montana’s last goodbye
Today was going to be another relatively difficult day, with yet again hot temperatures, very little shade (due to road walking), and more climbs and descents. A pattern is definitely forming here. Once again, there was going to be another long section without water, so we have to plan around that, and just hope our … Continue reading Day 13 – 200mi down, 1,000 to go!
The plan for today was going to be a bit different than usual, having to hitchhike into Yaak, 7mi (11.3km) off trail, check out the mercantile to see if it would be sufficient for a resupply (not sounding promising according to the book), and if need be hitch into Libby, the nearest large town to … Continue reading Day 12 – unexpected reunions