Week 24 – Stehekin WA to Manning Park BC (mile 2569 to 2658)

The final days and miles!

The fact that the end of my hike is near is actually kinda scary….but not as scared as I felt about beginning the hike, way back in April!

Day 144: (Sept 11th)

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Day 145: (Sept 12th)

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Day 146: (Sept 13th)

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Day 147: (Sept 14th)

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And just like that, I’m done with my PCT hike. I started at 11am on April 6th, and finished at 11am on September 14th. It took me 5 months and 7 days to walk 2,650 PCT miles, with probably hundreds of additional bonus miles mixed in along the way. I’ll probably do a couple more posts, one summarizing all my trail stats, and the other reviewing my gear.

Back in April, I knew this would be a unique experience, and would probably change me somehow. But in no way could I have predicted what those would be. I’ve met so many amazing people- hikers, trail angels, rangers, bus drivers, trail maintainers, climbers, and even a couple pilots.

There’s nothing like hiking for 5 months between 2 imaginary lines on a map, to remind you how ridiculous life is.

And of course thank you to all my family & friends back east, that helped make this opportunity even possible for me!  Denali- see you soon!

6 Comments

  1. What an adventure! So glad you got to do this and see so much of the country! What a wonderful and supportive family to help you achieve this! Aunt Sandy

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