Sunday, September 16, 2012

All Good Things...

Must come to an end as the saying goes and unfortunately for our hikers Legs and Powerhouse, the saying comes earlier than anticipated and with much sadness.  The wildfires of Northern California were the first to detour the pair as they lost hundreds of miles of the PCT to the north.  Being forced off the trail the pair had to hitchhike west in hopes to move further up north and around the wildfires.

Catching a ride off the PCT 


My last post found the hikers coming out of Yosemite Valley and on their way north.  Here are some shots as they made their way along the trail north to Tahoe.

Having to detour the trail in northen California, our hikers hitched a ride into Oregon where they took up the trail again heading north to Crater Lake.  Spot fires kept them moving north with some hikers being forced off the trail entirely.  Nearly 4 months and having hiked nearly 1500 miles of the PCT at Big Lake Oregon, and reports of fires ahead in the Breitenbush area, Amy and Allan are forced off the trail.  Below are some pics of the camp spot we met up with them at Big Lake in the Willamette National Forest about 50 south of the wildfires at Breitenbush and where it was decided to postpone any further attempts to continue the hike.

Fave pic of my granddot!  She's growing up soooo fast!

We're sad they had to end their trip soon, but very proud of what Amy and Allan have accomplished.  It's also nice to have them home!