I hiked some of the Oregon and Washington Pacific Crest Trail when I was in my teens in both the Columbia River Gorge and the Mt. Hood National Forest. It wasn’t until the year we had our daughter that my passion and desire to explore more of the PCT grew. With our baby-carrier Osprey pack, we hiked most the 50-mile Mt. Hood section out-and-back over the summer of 2013. We also did an additional overnight trip to the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness starting from the Breitenbush Trailhead (not recommended unless you have a 4×4 vehicle) and camping in the Jefferson Park area. Catch-up with the previous trips with the thumbnails below, the follow my pct journey as the adventure continues year by year.

I also did a solo hike from Lolo Pass to the Columbia River Gorge for a short 25-mile day trip in summer of 2013.

Next came the 25-mile section of PCT from Wickiup Plains to just South of McKenzie Pass. I completed this portion at the end of July 2017 during my 2-day trek around the Three Sisters Wilderness Loop.


Continue to follow my PCT journey! Check out my 2018 Section Hikes on the PCT HERE.


Completing these portions will put me about 9 days left in making it to the end of the Oregon Pacific Crest Trail with 61.5 miles of Section D from Odell Lake to Diamond Lake, 72 miles from Diamond Lake through Crater Lake to Sky Lakes Wilderness, and 55 miles from Fish Lake to Ashland on the I-5 corridor. I’ll also connect 63-miles of trail in the Mt. Jefferson wilderness for a total of 254 miles remaining in Oregon.