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Day 171 – OOOH CANADA !!!

Day 171: (22.6 miles) mile 2646.3 – 2660 The Monument – 2668.9 Manning Park The patter of big fat rain drops continued throughout the night. Only the cadence would change. Thinking that I could take advantage of the non-stop rain, … Continue reading

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Day170 – Rain, REALLY?

Day 170: (26.05 miles) mile 2620.25 – 2646.3 . Up early before the sun rises, we are all on the move, which is amazing considering the rudeness of the area’s deer crunching and sniffing around our tents at all hours … Continue reading

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Day 169 – Rainy Pass

Day 169: (20.62 miles) mile 2599.63 – 2620.25 All good things must come to an end, and so it was that we packed up and hit the trail early this morning after a scrumptious breakfast, and one last mocha for … Continue reading

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Day 168 – Winthrop!!!

Day 168: (2.84 miles and LOTS of Beer) mile 2596.79 – 2599.63 Finally, we sleep in …again, but this time is different. It is the first time we have slept in on a hiking day, and probably the last. The … Continue reading

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Day 167 – En Route Winthrop

Day 167: (16.64 miles) mile 2580.15 – 2596.79 Finally! Sleeping in…in a comfortable bed no less,in the quiet darkness and tranquility of our tent cabin at the Ranch. Paul is already up and at the Ranch’s mess hall sipping coffee. … Continue reading

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Day 166 – Stehekin!

Day 166: (9.54 mies) mile 2570.61 – 2580.15 Having pushed big miles the past week we were left with only 9 1/2 miles to the High Bridge Ranger Station. Here we would catch the 12:15 bus to the town of … Continue reading

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Day 165 – “Short Cut”…again. Yes, really.

Day 165: (26.12 or 21.32 actual miles) mile 2544.49 – 2570.61 One would think that after over 2500 miles we would learn by now. Unfortunately the premise of wondering and wandering to “find out” still prevails, hence another shot at … Continue reading

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Day 164 – Gauntlet

Day 164: (20.86 miles) mile 2523.63 – 2544.49 Last night we dared it to rain and slept without the rainfly on. We awoke to no dampness whatsoever, even though the campsite we created was nestled in a densely packed grove … Continue reading

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Day 163 – Glacier Peak Wilderness

Day 163: (21.35 miles) mile 2502.28 – 2523.63 Another misty morning in the clouds. Everything outside our tent is damp. Is it going to rain we wonder? Not taking any chances we put pack covers on so we can quickly … Continue reading

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Day 161 – Steven’s Pass

Day 161: (11.55 miles) mile 2468.46 – 2480.01 Up early with Ballhawk and Sugar, we start the trek to Steven’s Pass and a hitch to the Dinsmore’s for our resupply box and hopefully our replacement tent body.  By the time … Continue reading

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