This morning we passed by the trail junction leading up to the top of Mt Thielsen, but decided to put off climbing the mountain for a future day. From the base of Thielsen we could see the Three Sisters in the distance to the North, as well as Diamond Lake and Peak to the West. The rest of the hiking day was mostly forested and we crossed from the Umpqua NF into Deschutes NF. Bend is getting closer!
On another note, there is a guy, Sam, trying to raise money for Parkinson's research by running/hiking the entire PCT from Canada to Mexico in sixty days starting today! He will need to average 44 miles per day in order to reach his goal. I am very interested in seeing how it goes for him, although I don't know how realistic it is. Regardless, I wish him the best of luck in completing his journey and meeting his monetary donation goal! For more on Sam, check out his website: www.runwhileyoucan.org
As a tribute to Sam, at some point on the trail I am going to try to do one 44 mile day, just to see what it's like. I can't imagine doing that for sixty straight days, though!
Sent from the PCT