July 7 PCT – Up and Out of the Deep and Dark

Early Morning Meadow
Early Morning Meadow

The mountains are my walls, I cannot escape them.  ~Ella, my grand daughter

Trout Creek to Crest Horse Campground – 21.3 miles

Pretty much it was all uphill. 

Routine, settling in, and meshing. 

Bryn hikes 3 mph all day.

Little things mean the most like brushing teeth in the outdoors

Meadows and views = Freedom

Meet and greet with women solo section hikers

Southern Washington has like 1 campsite every 10 miles

Give us a picnic table and a clean pit potty with toilet paper and we are happy women.

Lush Forest
Lush Forest
  
Mount Hood
Mount Hood
  
Lunch Spot
Lunch Spot
  
Mount Hood
Mount Hood
 

7 Comments

  1. Belatedly catching up on this hike. What a wonderful day. Just love the shots of Mt Hood.

  2. Well I guess Bryn takes after her mom hikin’ 20 miles a day! Go Bryn Go!

  3. Vicki Zweibohmer

    What beautiful pictures of your hike, but more beautiful with your daughter along! I love that she is into reading the maps, navigating, and taking in all of the nature including bear cubs!

  4. Tricia Dahl

    So lush, green and breathtakingly beautiful. Brings me such happiness to look at these photos.

  5. My heart is full! Photos are great.

  6. Guess I’m spoiled, but my “dream hike,” no matter where it is, always includes lush vegetation, conifers, lots of waterfalls, the scent of balsam fir on the air. Seems like the Washington PCT stretch looks somewhat like that. Closest I’ve come to that on this coast in the Smokies in NC/TN and Maine wilderness. Continue the enjoyment and hike in safety!

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