Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Boreal Existence

Whew.. its been a while since my last post.  Internet access has been hard to come by lately. Right now I'm nearing central Washington.  After 9 straight days of very cold steady rain and big mountains, any sunshine is reason to celebrate.  I'm feeling great and happy to be hiking strong after enduring and overcoming the most unpleasant and incapacitating intestinal parasite in the Mt. Hood wilderness.  Keeping with our 25 mi/day average, we should be hitting the border by September 20-22.
It's been great hiking with Team Farsight, fire marshall, and zero zero, the first blind man to thruhike the PCT and by next year after the CDT, the first blind man to get the Triple Crown.  Redhead, Danny, Charmin, and Neon are close by as well.  This will be a great crew to finish with, awesome people all around.  An early and unseasonably wet winter is setting in that will make a thruhike impossible for many this year who have already walked over 2000 miles.  We've already had snow and are in a race against time to tag the monument while we still can.  Onward!
Ryan Hasty
18 mi south of Snoqualmie, Wa

1 comment:

Aliese said...


Can't wait to see you and hear your stories. I keep the kids updated--you are a great example for them with what we are capable of and how one should live his life. Maybe when you get back, you could get together a slide show and tell everyone here (maybe at Mark's) about the trip. Stay safe and well....