our TRAIL STORIES
Posted October 22
07-26 to 08-07 Big Lake to the Bridge of the Gods
The last two and a half days were strange to say the least. We went slowly, in part because we wanted the adventure to last longer, but we both seemed to fall into a funk...
Posted September 21
07-20 to 07-26 Shelter Cove Resort to Big Lake
It is taking me much longer to write about hiking the trail than it did to hike it. But reliving it is amazing! As we started week three, we had no clue that Oregon had such a varied landscape or that it would seem like we had stepped onto another planet.
07-14 to 07-20 Mazama Village to Shelter Cove
It is strange to be at Mazama Village and still so far from Crater Lake. 7.0 miles. In a car, seven miles is a few minutes, but on foot with a fully loaded pack, it is nearly three hours of walking!
Posted September 10
07-05 to 07-13 Donomore Pass to Mazama Village
This morning, as I was driving to work, I saw Mt. Hood silhouetted against an orange sky and I felt a physical pang of longing to be back on the trail. 455 miles seemed like such a long way, but the miles and the time flew by. We can't wait until we can do another one.
Posted August 26
We drank in the crisp clean air and sprawling vistas of Mount Adams to the northeast of us. We began to drop back into the burn on a faint track. Then, without warning, the trail vanished.
Posted June 14
We didn’t want to leapfrog up the last two miles, so we loaded up for the last time. Misha was sitting at my feet staring up at me, his thought clear.
“Can’t you see that I am all done?”
Posted Mar 15
“When we share our stories, what it does is, it opens up our hearts for other people to share their stories.
And it gives us the sense that we are not alone on this journey.” Janine Shepherd