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Huckleberry Hysteria

Some say this is the scariest part of the PCT…
Some say this is the scariest part of the PCT…

Greetings from Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, 2400 miles into the Pacific Crest Trail!

 

We’ve had great weather in Washington so far and the huckleberries have been abundant.  It is hard to hike as the trail is a path through waist-high huckleberry bushes, meaning that, of course, I have to stop to munch!

Pi and SF are happier than a bear
Pi and SF are happier than a bear

The trail recently crossed a glacier and the views of Mt. Rainier and other glacier-covered peaks have been unreal.  Wildflowers are in bloom, hiking friends have been abundant, and times have been great. Goat Rocks Wilderness with Pi and Lint was among the most beautiful sections of the trail. We saw Super Dave again..building a fire like he did every night!

 

 

I’ve had the joy of hiking with Pi, Lint, and Gantz and we’re all enjoying bacon waffles here at the Snoqualmie Inn. It will be hard to leave the PCT, but I’ll make the last of these 10 days and prepare for my next adventure: School!

Liz "Snorkel" Thomas

Liz Thomas is a well-traveled adventure athlete most known for breaking the women’s unsupported speed record on the Appalachian Trail in 2011. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking–the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail–and has backpacked over 15,000 miles across the United States. While not on trail, Liz lives in Denver, Colorado.