Welcome to my blog about hiking the Pacific Northwest Trail.
I hiked the trail in 2013 solo, starting at the eastern border of Glacier National Park on July 16th and finishing at Cape Alava on the Pacific Ocean on September 18th. I kept a blog here on this website, and have some notes for future hikers.
If you want to follow other adventures past and present, check out my other blogs:
katherinerosecook.com Planned for August and September of 2017, a long ramble in the high Sierra Nevada of California.
hayduketrail.wordpress.com Hiked spring of 2015: an 800 mile hike through the Colorado Plateau.
bodyandwheel.com A mountain bike trip along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in 2010.
mathforlove.com My work in Seattle.
I’ve been thinking about hiking the PNT as a solo female, this year or some year soon. I would love to talk to you if you’re in phone range anytime soon.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
If you would be interested in allowing another single female to hike along,
let me know… I have been contemplating doing this hike for sometime, but
do not relish doing it alone. I don’t feel it would be safe to be alone….
Would you welcome another for safety and company?
Just a suggestion….Let me know!! We can start a dialogue!
Alison A. firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you end up doing the trail?
Please add me to your blog of any upcoming adventures.
What felt like more of an adventure, doing the Great Divide ride or the PNWST? I’m considering both this summer? If you could only do one, which would it be? Does the Divide feel like you’re in wilderness and away from people/cars etc.?
The PNT felt more wild to me than the Great Divide. Part of that is the necessity of keeping mountain bikes out of the wilderness areas. The most tedious parts of the PNT–long road walks through logging lands–are similar to the kinds of roads you’ll ride on a lot while on the gGreat Divide. That said, the Great Divide is a lovely trip too, but it feels a bit more in touch with civilization.
I’m planning on doing this trail later this year, starting around mid-June. I was curious: how many grizzlies did you encounter within the ‘grizzly territory’?
If I recall, I only saw a couple grizzlies, and all from a distance. Mostly those were in Glacier National Park.
Hi Katherine, whereabouts in Oroville WA did you apply and pick up your North Cascades backcountry permit from?
Hmmm, interesting question. I don’t remember picking up my permit in person anywhere. I do remember having one. Is it possible to have it mailed? Sorry to not be more helpful. Twas a long time ago 🙂