You can’t go wrong. Up late. Pacific Crest Trail. Download the free Lost Lake topo map. I was able to get some water before the blowout and saw there were possible water options before The Knife which was my main concern, so I pressed on. Applies also to Hong Kong, China with effect from 1 July 1997. After Northern California and Oregon, both of which are found generally disappointing or unappealing by large swaths of which PCT hikers, we reach a contender for “favorite section of the PCT”: Washington (more specifically, the North Cascades). Halfmile: Washington Section H (zip) USFS: Southern Washington Map #9; Ensure a place for journeys big and small. Cold and blowing all night. From a half sleep, I noticed the winds had dropped off and I poked my head out of my tent to most spectacular view I have encountered - my flat ground was above the cloud and in the distance I could see the peaks of Rainier, Adam and Hood..and St. Helens poked up a little bit. A section-hiker took the spot next to me. Time now is 8:06pm. The kids arrived about 10 min later. Views of the mountain were pretty awesome. Washington Section | Days 1-30. Yet those intrepid enough to attempt it are rewarded with a true wilderness experience in and among some of … Water on a couple occasions was tough to find as many sources dried up. Lutz Lake is small and shallow and as near as I can tell a stagnant pool of water. Once I got near Walupt Lake trail (mid-day 6) the trail became really crowded. Cooler tonight. Our friend, Kelly Weintraub (@eowynhikes), breaks down her personal favorite sections, hikes and places from her PCT thru-hike. As I was nearing the top and it was leveling out, there was a group of 6 hikers cooking lunch and having a wonderful time. No water. I have never seen that side of the Goat Rock Wilderness and took many pictures. "Section hiking" - This is hiking the PCT over more than one season. The PCT (Section 232) is located 17.4 miles from Roslyn, Washington (WA) on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail at the top of the Goat Rocks Wilderness may be dangerous and is impassable for stock travel. Includes amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. Multiple authors contributed to this report. Wanted to camp close to Cispus Basin. She skipped Oregon and South bounded Washington to avoid fires. Section H: Bridge of the Gods to White Pass (PCT 2144.2 – 2292.4, 148.2 miles) Section H is the longest section in Washington, and the most varied. will import this data using the smartphone web browser. This is the last part of a five-part series. Section H of the Pacific Crest Trail goes from the Bridge of the Gods at the Columbia River to White Pass near Mt. 3. Also took Snag Creek trail (Snag Creek/PCT trail junction) to Forrest road 2070 (trail is very faint in spots with lots of debris but you can still see tread in the distance). Found camp at mile 2279, half-mile before McCall basin. Agency jurisdiction: The Mount Adams District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest manages this trail section, though it’s technically on land managed by Washington State in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. Trail is downhill to Lutz Lake. Come back out at Highway 12. Adding another 1043ft to elevation. While prepared to do it alone, I soon heard from friends interested in joining me. The PCT starts at the Stevens Pass Ski Resort off of Highway 2. Section Miles: Complete: SR178 at Walker Pass to Mt Whitney PCT G: 71.8: Mt Whitney to Tuolumne Meadows PCT H: 128.8: Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass PCT I: 74.1: Sonora Pass to Echo Lake Resort PCT J: 76.2: Echo Lake Rsrt to Donner Pass I-80 PCT K: 63.7 Getting ride for a Saturday pickup. Chilly night but not bad. 3,800'). Got back Saturday night from a 15-day hike of Section H--147 miles of the PCT from the Columbia River to White Pass. Had limited vacation time so pushed harder than would have liked. I, only completed 150 miles, so major props to those completing the entire PCT. July 17th, 2018. Tieton Pass, was touted by hikers heading northbound as being open with camping but I found just the opposite. Up at 6am. I was fortunate to have this space. As I have spent half of my life living in SW Washington, a break from 16 months of going nowhere in job searching in San Diego was just what I wanted. Down til last water for 10 miles and level to camp at Walupt Lake trail jct. Hotter than yesterday and very smokey from Cascade Locks Fire. The Pacific Crest Trail Class of 2018 shares insights on all things PCT - from gear to resupply strategy. Horses are also able to use this trail. Following are some stats from my trek through Section H that may be of interest to others attempting the route. I section hiked the PCT over the course of 1994 and 1996. Around the 7000 ft. level the clouds came in thick and we were hiking The Knife in clouds (fog), white on both sides with nothing to see. At Lilly Basin, I camped about as high up as you could find a spot below old snowy. Tent caved in from all sides all night. It’s a rigorous trail, first envisioned in 1926 and now encompassing some 2,650 miles. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. Skyline Lake. Barren of tall vegetation, slightly windy and beautiful. 5.9 miles, minimal elevation change. I left Lutz Lake at 8:35am the next morning but needed to get water at the lake. She was coming to grips that this may be her last leg due to fires. In Washington the trail crosses the Cascades, passing through North Cascades National Park and Mount Rainier National Park. One person found this helpful. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. I got there at 4:30pm to find a group of 4 with 3 tents setup and flat spots for two more tents. Download our guide to access the PCT map, tracks, waypoints, and comments! Great hike and mountain views!!! Spectacular but added a lot of difficulty. If they're full or closed, Packwood (a town just to the west of the pass) is worth a look, but you'll need to get a ride there. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Arrange a drop-off, hike across from Oregon, or take the West End Transit (WET) bus from Skamania County. Many beautiful mountain lakes along the way. Had cell service contacted Friends and Family. "Section hiking" - This is hiking the PCT over more than one season. The PCT takes off from the north side of Highway 14, just south of Bridge of the Gods. PCT: WA Section H - Cascade Locks to Highway 12 (White Pass) is a 222.4 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. 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