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Washington PCT Aug 09
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Bob Mitchell
(MountAbbey) - F

Locale: San Diego
Washington PCT Aug 09 on 05/31/2009 02:09:12 MDT Print View

I'm planning on walking north starting at the Oregon border sometime during the first week of August. My pace will be around 15 m/day, increasing up to ~20. Interested in joining me - for a section or the whole thing?

I hope to be in Manning Park on Sept 4. The end date us about the only absolute.

I hiked the Oregon PCT in 97 and so I'm not worried about going solo but my wife has suggested I look for a hiking partner.

I'm always open to receive advice. My primary questions are gear related -- I need a new water filter (and the SteriPen seems like a good bet), I'd like alternatives to multiple camera batteries but the Brunton SolarRoll seems a bit crazy, and maps.

Thanks and happy trails.
bob

Jared Cook
(rooinater) - F

Locale: Northwet
Re: Washington PCT Aug 09 on 05/31/2009 10:19:49 MDT Print View

I don't get out of summer quarter till the 14th of august or I'd definitely think about it. Since I was planning a section J and or possibly section K hike this summer anyhow, shortly after I get out of college for the summer. I was going to hike them south if I got the opportunity, but might be able to meet and do a section or 2. 15 miles should be fine for me as long as I stretch alot, I was planning on working up to 20 this summer anyhow. I can't completely commit yet though.

Edited by rooinater on 05/31/2009 10:38:48 MDT.

Jared Cook
(rooinater) - F

Locale: Northwet
Re: Re: Washington PCT Aug 09 on 05/31/2009 10:21:54 MDT Print View

as for maps
http://www.greentrailsmaps.com/

I just use ClO2 tablets for water.

where you located?

Edited by rooinater on 05/31/2009 10:22:45 MDT.

Bob Mitchell
(MountAbbey) - F

Locale: San Diego
Aug 14 on 06/03/2009 23:18:28 MDT Print View

Let me know as we get closer. -bob

Chris Iberle
(marmot84) - F
Also starting the Washington Section in a week! on 07/29/2009 17:19:44 MDT Print View

Hi Bob,

I am doing my final prep for my first thru-hike of Washington starting August 5th around Panther Creek, and planning on ending Sept. 4th in Manning Park as well. I'm also looking at 15+ mile days to start, and then a few 20 as well, along with a few days off sprinkled in to camp with friends.

In any case, if you get this before departing and want to hike together for a bit, let me know. It's my first long-distance solo hike, so some company might be good!

Thanks,
chris/marmot