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PCT Day 130 Mt Adams fire detour

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25th August 2015

Mileage 27.1

Trout Lake (2237.1) to Pondside camp (2264.2)

Countdown to Canada 395.9 miles, 637km

The trail is closed, so time to adapt and make up my own route on some remote roads. But first I needed to get back to the trail.

The hitch from Trout Lake back to the trailhead was easy enough. Less than five minutes wait and the first car picked up Crunchmaster and I. We set off on the road detour. As the trail closed yesterday nobody had yet walked the detour. In fact there was no official detour that we knew about until a group of us hikers asked some questions of some Rangers and formulated our own plan. Late last night two other hikers, Johnny Walker and Puzzler set out on the road walk, we followed this morning.

Crunchmaster and I started hiking at 9am and were back on the PCT after completing the road walk at 5pm. Navigation was easy, water was no more than 3 or 4 miles apart and there were camping options for the second half of the hike. There were two glacially silted rivers, keep walking there are clear streams just a little further on. Have fun and good luck. Cheers, Shepherd.

Oh and when I got back on the trail there was a note from my friend Sally who was hiking southbound. This whole fire thing stopped is from meeting up. I should see her at White Pass.  

10am
stay on the 23
sorry us Aussies would never drink this
turn right here onto the 2329
water at the campgroind to the right, otherwise keep going straight
removing wildlife from the middle of the road
bridge over Adams River, silted glacial water, another good stream a little further ahead

Next : Day 131 Goat Rocks Wilderness

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Brad is an Australian who has completed the hiking Triple Crown after he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He has hiked on every continent (except Antarctica) and has cycled from Alaska to Ecuador. He is an expert on outdoor gear currently living in Chile.

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19 thoughts on “PCT Day 130 Mt Adams fire detour”

  1. Looks like you got to hike from the trailhead up the Killen trail to the PCT. I will always remember that steep trail which I affectionately named “the killer Killen trail”.

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  2. Did you caught the irony of the moment, that in a time of total uncertainty, when not even the PCTA had a clue, you were able to substantiate your trail name and help calm all those behind you. Well done mate!!

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    • Thanks. There was certainly uncertainty. I’m always there to help out the people behind, as I have been helped by the people ahead of me.

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