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Granite & Terrapin Flyer
City: Northampton
State: MA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 15, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Sep 27th, 2010
Start: Spring
End: Snoqualmie Pass
Daily Distance: 22
Trip Distance: 2,120.8

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Real Time Update: We're Still Here

Mile 2402 We're not keeping up the journal very diligently for a number of reasons, so I'm going to submit an update just to let folks know where we are and how things have been going. We hiked into Snoqualmie Pass today, where I-90 crosses the mountains and heads west toward Seattle. If we stuck out our thumbs on the eastbound ramp we could hitch all the way to our family in Massachustts. This is not tempting but it's fun to think of this long road that leads home. Granite has family in Seattle and we're looking forward to visiting them at the end of the hike, but today we'll be visiting our friends, John and Freddie. Freddie will pick us up here at the pass this afternoon, and she and John have planned dinner with other friends for the evening. One of them will give us a ride back up to the trail tomorrow morning so we can resume our quest for the border. We have 260 miles left, and are hoping to finish on the 8th at the earliest or the 10th at the latest. We'll visit Wayne, Patty, and Sophie in Seattle and find our way home from there. We'll have a lot of journalling to do on the plane! We've had a great time through northern Oregon, visited friends in Portland and said goodbye to Mr. Mountaingoat who has flown home to Australia. Washington has been absolutely beautiful, but we've had a lot of rain. Our morale is holding up with the help of good company - a large group of hikers we hiked with through Goat Rocks, and then a smaller group we hiked with through Rainier Park. We'll describe the past few weeks in more detail when we fill in the big gap in our journal. We've been hiking long days, with less daylight hours. We're often cold and damp when we dive into our tent in the evening, and fall asleep immediately after dinner. Headlamp batteries are the new hot commodity. Yoga will happen again post-trail. It's hard to believe we're so close to the end - with ten to twelve days left. We anxiously gather weather reports and have been glad to hear that we're likely to have warmish temperatures for the next week. Whatever comes, we'll keep walking. Terrapin Sent from my iPhone

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The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org

 

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