Contingency Plans 

The next day we hiked fifteen miles through a cloudy fire scared landscape to Forest Service Road 23 where we were meeting my parents who were bringing us our food drop. The mountain was hidden most of the day behind mist, only early in the morning were the clouds moving fast enough for us to […]

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Mount Adams 

We woke up, Mount Adams just lighting up in the distance with a sea of clouds lapping at its base. An incredible inversion filled the valley with white fluffy clouds, leaving little mountain islands floating in its expanse. I wondered if it was raining below the clouds. We packed up early and headed out before […]

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Volcanolandia 

The next morning we packed up our stuff early and with extreme care to be quiet because there were six or seven other people sleeping in the cabin with us. We got everything outside without making too much noise and made breakfast on the front porch. The meadow beyond the cabin was still lost in […]

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Welcome to the Northwest 

In the middle of the night Kyle pulled out my earplug to inform me that it was raining. Upon doning my headlamp and peering outside I discovered that it was not raining, instead we were in a cloud that was condensing in the trees around us and whenever the wind blew too hard it would […]

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*Sigh* Washington

I always like going South; somehow, it feels like going downhill. – Treebeard  That is a happy sigh. A sigh of contentment. We did a lot of that our first day hiking in Washington. I think many of you assumed from my last post that we would be heading up to the Canadian border, but […]

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Train Time

Because the train we caught left so early in the morning (4:56am) we had no choice but to get to Dunsmuir and stay there for the night. We got in to incredible heat and hid in the shade of a tree for a while figuring out where to stay. There were only three hotels within […]

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A Wild Idea 

Day two of hiking in the heat put day one of hiking in the heat to shame. There were two saving graces of the day, the first being that it was a freakishly flat day, until the end of the day when we had to climb up onto the Hat Creek Rim. The second saving […]

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Dunsmuir? More Like Done-smuir…

This is the day you will always remember as the day Lindsey and Kyle took a train home to Olympia, from Dunsmuir, California. But I guess it is rude and confusing to jump ahead to the now, in the last post we were just getting into Chester! So let me backtrack a little bit and […]

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Halfway There

Despite getting almost no sleep we got up early the next morning so we could get into Chester early. For the first couple of miles I thought we were both going to be really sullen and cranky. Kyle didn’t even ask how my poop went. But after three miles he turned me around and stated […]

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