Standing on the collapsed rim of a super volcano and next to the deepest lake in North America at the same time.
The ‘walking’ PCT splits off from the ‘horse’ PCT and runs along the time of Crater Lake for a time.
Deep and Blue, you can look down to the water for a lot of the journey next to the lake.
Named ‘Ruthie B’ because of his similar appearance to Rutherford B. Hayes, Ruthie was one of my closest friends on the trail. In this shot he walks the Pacific Crest Trail towards Mt. Thielsen.
Mt. Thielsen on a hot. bright day in Oregon. I need to come back here and climb it.
Not the literal high point (If you take the PCT route around Crater Lake)
Unlike California, it rains in Oregon. Luckily, I was given a cheap tarp to kip under for the four continuous days of rain.
Message Board on the PCT.
I took the Oregon Skyline Trail into Shelter Cove. Don’t let the name fool you, besides this lake, there was nothing good about this alternate except for the fact that it was a tad shorter.
These lakes on the Oregon Skyline Trail were the only highlight of the alternate.
At Shelter Cove, the Darla Module is born! This roomy, 4-person shelter was the brainchild of Ruthie B., Short Step, Too Close, and Darwin!
The Darla Module Mark 1.
Rosary Lake, Oregon. Still rainy and grey, we continued to use the Darla Module to keep dry at night.
Lake water in oregon.
The Darla Module Mark 3
Darwin, Short Step, Too Close, and Ruthie B’s hand in The Darla Module
Old PCT Blaze on a tree in Oregon
Wear and Tear circa 2000 miles
In oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail. The amazing lava fields in the lower Cascades make for some otherworldly hiking.
Walking Willamette National Forrest approaching the north of Oregon
Three Finger Jack
Walking along the PCT in Oregon.
Mt. Hood near Timberline Lodge, approaching the end of Oregon.
The Eagle Creek Alternate is a must for any PCT hikers. It takes you through Tunnel Falls and a beautiful river gorge.
The Bridge of the Gods. Cascade Locks, Washington
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Devin (trail name Darwin) is 26 years old, the founder of Travel and Trail, and is devoted to adventure and pushing his limits, both mentally and physically. Devin attended New York University, studying Media, Marketing, and Communications, and played as the starting center on the Men's Basketball team. After graduating in 2013, Devin used his new found freedom to hike, climb, paddle, and travel around the world. So far he has traveled to 35 countries on five continents, spent three consecutive months in the Patagonian wild, Thru Hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, and Thru Hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
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