FKT: Jonathan Thomas - Pacific Crest Trail through WA (WA) - 2020-09-20

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8d 18h 35m 0s
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explore_5.gpx109.56 KB

Day 1: 63.7 miles to Rainy Pass

Day 2: 46.3 into Glacier Peak Wilderness and encountered heavy smoke from Downey Creek fire.

Day 3: 48.6 to exit Glacier Peak wilderness

Day 4: 50.25

Day 5: 51.55 to Snoqualmie Pass.

Day 6: 51.91 out of Snoqualamie,  mostly uphill with resupply this day

Day 7: 70.46 through White Pass where rain began and over Goat Rocks during rain mist after midnight. Used pocket knife as ice axe/ self-arrest tool for snow patch. Camped at 2am and woke up soaking wet from rain. Decided to push continuously to finish from here for day 8+.

Day 8/9: constant rain. 45 miles to final cache at Trout Lake. Stashed any gear I no longer needed in this cache and continued for last 84 miles before sunset. Hiked through the night  and was 50 from the finish around 5am. Took a short break to eat and gather myself before I began a strong push over the last 50 involving lots of uphill and downhill running. Made it to the bridge at sunset, legs completely wrecked.

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