PCT Day 13: Home to Lane County

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Date: Aug. 3
Location: Upper Rosary Lake, north
of Odell Lake off Highway 58.
Elev. 5,850 ft.
Days hiked: 13
Days left on first segment: 2
Miles hiked today: 22
Miles hiked total: 216
Avg. Per day. 16.4
Percent of journey completed: 43.4%

Worn to the bone tonight after 25 miles (counting getting to and from Shady Cove Resort at Odell Lake and back on trail), the final three uphill to Rosary Lakes. But first day in a week without significant trail snow.

Beautiful trail from Summit Lake (see photo). Lots of crystal clear streams and great views of Diamond Peak. Lunch-time swim in Diamond View Lake. Felt great and I stink a little less.

Still hiking with Cisco, 60, and Roadrunner, 53, a couple who have been on the trail for seven weeks. Mucho fun.

So much progress we’re hoping to get to Elk Lake, our midway destination, Friday night instead of Saturday. Miss The Fam! Meanwhile, great to be back in Lane County.




21 Responses

  1. Linda Crew

    Beautiful scenic shots and something about the one with you and Cisco and Roadrunner is just adorable! Tell Cisco I said yay for us 60 year olds! Like the new commercial for the Honda Venza with the snarky 20-somethings who are clueless about their baby boomer parents says, KEEP ON ROLLING!

  2. Jeff

    Bob: As a reader, great reading. As a guy, envious. As a collegue (retired), very proud. Helluva job.

  3. John Mills


    Go Beavs! You hungry yet? Say hey to GP for me. You know its the male misquitos that bite, and they make no noise. The female don’t bite and do make noise. John Shafer told me that in 1971. Confirm?


  4. Pam Otley

    Hi Bob, I am enjoying your posts. Way to go to you for persevering through in this difficult snow year on the PCT! I have been following the blogs of Wired (aka Erin from Portland) and Noah Strycker and saw your comment to Noah so that led me to your blog. Looks like good weather for you until you reach Elk Lake. You can look forward to the next segment of your hike having less snow and spectacular scenery of the Oregon high Cascades!
    Stay safe and well, Pam Otley (bookseller at OSU Bookstore)

  5. Marolyn Welch (Mom)

    Love the gorgeous pictures of many places we’ve been. Thanks for the memories!
    Again, your Dad would be sooo proud of you. Glad you’re coming in earlier than you expected–will be fun to read your columns on this. What am I going to do in the morning when I don’t have your blog to check? Guess, I just have to wait for your columns. Have a safe trip home–I’m sure your family will be so happy to see you–and it looks to me like you may have lost a little weight. Check that when you get home. Love Mom

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