Author: Chase

The Hardest Day

I left Steven's Pass with the Gravy Train: Grease, Cecil the Green, Long Legs, and Jorge. Dead set on getting some of Canada's fabled Poutin (fries with gravy), the name seemed appropriate and led to a team rally call of Choooo Choo! (Fist pump included)....

Echoes in the Cascade Valleys

I pushed out of Snoqualmie Pass headed for Stevens Pass. From one little snopark highway stop to another. It would be 74 trail miles. The forecast was 20% chance of rain each day and in Washington that actually means something. At noon and after our last...

Cowboy Callouts

Here is a little collection of blogs and articles from other folks that I've traveled near. The links I'm listing include some mention of me. They all do a better job with pictures and video which I thought you may enjoy: UB Serious: Guy putting together...

Hike Nears Its End – A Call For Questions

Barring any extraordinary disaster, unforeseen stress injuries, alien abduction, or government assassination attempts, the long journey is approaching its end. The thought has been unavoidable since entering Washington. The countdown of miles means everything will change. The count stands at about 260 miles. I will...

Burning Rubber to Snoqualmie Pass

I got stuck in White Pass. Hikers Grease, Cecil, Long Legs, Jorge, Stedosaurus, and Lite Bright made it too easy to hang out. We gorged on a breakfast of pulled pork sandwiches and soda at the gas station. Moved to the deck of a room...

Washington, You Sly Dog

It's a sneaky state. Hiding away in the corner. But, it's got some serious mountains. Heading out of Cascade Locks was hard. I felt like I could have rested a full week there. I took a solid day without walking and had a movie marathon in...

Status Check: To Washington

I wish I had time to write more but I've unfortunately had too much fun in Cascade Locks to compose something. So: I'm well, I'm leaving Oregon today and entering Washington. I hope she's gentle. I'll cross the Bridge of Gods and the Columbia River then...

Reunion with Sisters Wilderness

In Shelter Cove I lingered a bit. I got one last root beer and was able to catch up with family. My brother in London has a new baby boy on the way any day and I'm always excited to talk with him and his...

Crater Lake and Skeeter Strike

Right before leaving Crater Lake, I learned Birdman had gotten sick. He had just been a mile or so behind me with a stomach bug and decided to play it safe. With no way to communicate, I had no clue. He was able to connect...

Cruising Across Oregon

Ashland was a blast. Full of Indian food buffets, free haircuts, a BBQ, and some free outdoor theatre. I was ready to get back ok the trail though when the time came. Canada is calling to me. It's a strong pull North. It's hard to imagine...