Hike Distance: 9.3 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1201.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 2081 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 162679 feet
Such an amazingly beautiful day, and my wife and I spent it providing Trail magic to another awesome group of PCT thru-hikers! We started out our southbound hike in the vicinity of Red Bluff Road in southern Washington. This section of the PCT ascends past Three Corner Rock and is about a day’s hike away from Cascade Locks, OR. We were so fortunate to meet a dozen thru-hikers, most who were travelling Northbound. We were happy to provide some Oreo cookies and Starbucks Via Coffee packets. In fact, we almost ran out as we didn’t expect to see this many hikers! A highlight of of this hike was meeting our friend Kathy, who is thru-hiking northbound. We spent quite a bit of time with her and hiked the 4.5+ miles back to our car while having some great conversation! We wish all these wonderful hikers a safe and enjoyable journey.