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Hi Hi Hikers!

Welcome! I’m Cedar, a thru-hiker and a trail chef during the on-season, and a writer, storyteller, and facilitator in the off-season.

I’m a human being, practicing getting there by human doing. Attempting 10 thru-hikes by the time I’m 40, and offering a candid look into what it’s like to live on trail.

First Day out of Mount Hood

September 2, 2017
Timberline Lodge to Lola Pass (mile 2111.6)
Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike: Day 120

Things to remember from today:

  • Woke up to the ski lift running over our heads and a guy floating by waving to us in our sleeping bags.

  • We went 18 miles today after not starting until 10am, with Arianna and Denise, up two huge climbs. They were killing it!

  • Arianna forded a river like a champ. It wasn’t even a clear river. It was knee high and brown silty water where you couldn’t see the bottom! I stood downstream just in case, but she did the whole thing! Boom!

  • We had three fords today, two were sandy and opaque which made crossing interesting.

  • Dave the granola bar guy is 32 and keeps showing up everywhere.

  • There are tons of people on trail…because of Labor Day?

  • I think we’ll finish Monday (3 days) with Arianna instead of Tuesday (4 days). Impressive!

  • Went to Government Camp and didn’t leave Timberline Lodge until 10am. Hoooooo I got antsy AF.

  • Had that ridgy NorCal thing happen where you can’t find a camping spot anywhere (THE WORST). Descended the entire ridge before finding a flat spot. Camped with Sam, Vice, Boathouse, Denise, Alex, and Arianna

  • Great views of Mt. Hood

  • Read (listened to) Siddhartha by Herman Hess

Getting back to Timberline Lodge after driving down to Government Camp for Sam to top up on resupply

Getting back to Timberline Lodge after driving down to Government Camp for Sam to top up on resupply

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The PCT is Closed

Timberline Lodge, Or, Back in the High Life Again