Six months ago, I left Campo, California, and began my second epic-length adventure. Slowly but surely, I hiked my way through the Southern California desert, the snow-covered mountains of the High Sierra, the lava fields of Oregon, and the forests of Washington. Through dirt and snow, river and forest, smoke and fire, heat and cold, I made my way ever further north along the mountain wilderness of the Pacific Crest Trail. Today, finally, that adventure comes to its end.
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The penultimate day on the trail may have started off slow, but the afternoon was full of beautiful scenery and an epic lake as my six-month-long journey nears its conclusion.
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A twenty-mile day, some scenic, and some not, saw us several “lasts” on the trail as we approach Canada: the last road crossing, the last fire closure, and the last wilderness area
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A beautiful day of hiking awaited us as we started on the last leg of the trail, departing Rainy Pass and making our way more than halfway towards Harts Pass.
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A wet, rainy day fittingly brought us to Rainy Pass and took us into Mazama, the last trail town in Washington. With only about sixty miles to go to the border, the end of the trail is almost upon us.
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