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Mount Thielsen Trail to PCT
Trail Junction to Mile 1869 – Mount Thielsen Wilderness
Bus, train, train, trolley, car, walk
That is what happened over the last 24 hours to start walking on the Pacific Crest Trail north of Crater Lake, Oregon.
Most everything went smoothly transportation wise until the trolley pulled out of the station in Klamath Falls and had engine trouble. But because of that, great things happened. A car from the trolley service picked us up and because it was so late they offered to drive me right to the exact location I got off the PCT 2 years ago. The best.
I started walking about 2:00 in the afternoon today. The day was beautiful, clear, and cool. This is such a contrast to when I was here 2 years ago. Then it was foggy, lightly snowing, and snow-covered the ground…everywhere.
The highlights today were: Mount Thielsen’s majesty, the smooth gentle trail, hiking at lower altitude (so much easier and without a bear canister), and passing the highest point of the PCT in Oregon and Washington. I didn’t see a single hiker today, but am expecting to meet a few PCTers soon.