Category: PCT – Oregon

Day 116-120: Volcanic Peaks and Craters


Day 116: Near Brown Cabin (Mile 1771)-Below Imagination Peak (Mile 1796.5); 25.5 miles

In our morning’s walk, the Pacific Crest Trail, covered with small red rocks, wound through large grey lava rocks, creating a striking contrast.


Bone Lady caught up with us and we walked together for a few miles. As we hiked, Mt McLaughlin came into view.

Day 112-115: Life in Southern Oregon


In this post, we describe Day 115 of our Pacific Crest Trail thru hike in detail. We hope our description gives you a glimpse into our everyday lives as we walk through the forests of southern Oregon. But first, here is a brief summary of days 112-114:

Day 112: Near McDonald Peak (Mile 1715)-Ashland (Mile 1727); 12 miles

After 6 hours of walking, we hit a highway where a friendly stranger named Debbie took us to Ashland. So helpful!

Day 108-111: California Complete, Oregon Awaits


Day 108: Above Summit Lake (Mile 1624.5)-Grider Creek (Mile 1650); 25.5 miles

The Marble Mountain Wilderness featured hillsides of wildflower-filled meadows topped by peaks of jagged rock.


We certainly didn’t object to a morning jaunt through that! Neither did the local cows, which at one point blocked the trail. We clacked our trekking poles together and hollered at the cows. They reluctantly lumbered off the trail and up the hill, cowbells clanking madly.