Fires Force Reroute of My PCT Backpacking

Heading South from Stevens Pass

Heading South from Stevens Pass

The Spider Gap Buck Creek Loop backpacking trip was awesome.

The forest fires around Glacier Peak increased in number and size to prevent me from backpacking from Stevens Pass to Stehekim, so I have decided to go south from Stevens Pass instead. Starting Saturday August 8th I will head south from Stevens Pass to resupply at Snoqualmie Pass on I90. I will then go on to White Pass for a total of

I will provide trip report blog post when I return at the end of August.

The Stevens Pass to Snoqualmie segment was awesome and challenging. Lot’s of vertical plus some heat and rain. The view of Mt. Rainier was a welcome on a beautiful Sunday.

Mt. Rainier heading into Snoqualmie Pass

Mt. Rainier heading into Snoqualmie Pass

About ghsmith76

Backpacker, Grandfather, Volunteer, Advisor, Mentor and still Technologically Aware. Greg retired as a technologist who served as a Chief Information Officer in Higher Education at various universities. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard. Other early jobs included IT activity in the oil shale and coal mining industries along with owning a computer store in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Posted on August 7, 2015, in Backpacking and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Greg, you have amazing timing. Who else would embark on a hike in the middle of forest fire season? Stay safe and hopefully your care package will be waiting for you at the Chevron Station in Snoqualmie Pass.


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