The Pacific Crest Trail (or PCT) is a long distance hiking trail from the Mexico/USA Border to Canada. It goes for over 2600 miles or 4200 kilometers crossing the deserts of Southern California, the Sierra Nevadas, the forests of Northern California, and the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington.

In 2014 Jacob and Lorelei had a two week sampler of the PCT, hiking a section of the trail in Washington. We took two weeks to hike around 170 miles. 170 miles of amazing forests, stunning mountains, beautiful lakes, huckleberries, wild blueberries, wild raspberries, and other wild berries we didn’t even know the name of (but they were delicious).

After two weeks it was clear we needed to come back to do the whole thing. To be honest, Lorelei only wanted to go back because of the berries. I keep trying to tell her there won’t be berries in the desert – but she doesn’t seem to believe me.


Side Trip – Climbing Mount Adams – 3,743m
Climbing Mount Adams – Looking South to Mount Hood