Progress Update

As you may have noticed, we’ve fallen behind on getting blog entries posted. This delay has been due to a combination of factors, including the lack of decent internet connections in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. We’re working on getting the rest of the entries up, but it might take awhile.

We wanted to let you in on some good news though: WE MADE IT TO CANADA!!!  

We arrived at the monument on September 3, 2017. For the most part, we beat out the fires in Oregon and Washington that are now blocking large sections of the trail. Our understanding is that Oregon is basically unhikeable right now and fire closures are affecting more and more of the trail in Washington. Our decision to skip the High Sierra now appears to have afforded us the opportunity to hike Oregon and Washington almost uninterrupted. A lucky break.

So, what’s next? We still have 407 miles of trail to hike in the Sierra. After reaching Canada, we hightailed it back to Independence to jump back on trail at Kearsarge Pass — the same spot we exited in early June. Our plan is to continue north until we reach Sierra City — our final piece of this year’s PCT puzzle. With the end in sight, we’re psyched to be heading back into the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. Our fingers are crossed that we won’t run into any further obstacles in the next few weeks. Wish us luck!

We expect that our internet access will be very limited in the next couple of weeks. We’ll try to get posts up when we can, but no guarantees. I’m still blogging and taking notes as I go though, and I can’t wait until our entire story is up for you to read. This has been a truly incredible experience.

13 thoughts on “Progress Update

    • It didn’t hurt that our remaining segment was on one of the most gorgeous sections of the trail! Still, coming back to make up for a skipped section of the trail can definitely be tough psychologically, so I get why some hikers might not chose not to (assuming they had time in the first place).


  1. Congratulations on this milestone achievement. I have been following your blog from the start. Have fun in the mountains. You did have a lucky break with the fires. I live in central Washington and the whole region is impacted by smoke and fire. I hope to start my thru hike in 2019 when i retire

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  2. I too enjoy following and reading your posts. I live in Tahoe City so if you need anything please give me a shout. 530.386.3742. We have had lots of thundershowers and lightening lately so be careful out there!

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    • Thanks Karen! I’m sorry that we missed you on our way through the Tahoe area — we were trying to speed through and didn’t think through how best to reach out to you. We had so much crazy weather in the Sierra this fall!!


  3. Congratulations! Well done! I enjoyed reading about your adventures on the trail and look forward to more in the Sierra Nevada mountains, my neck of the woods. Thanks for an enjoyable summer read. 🙂

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