Blackbeard & Destroyer hike the Pacific Crest Trail

Following our 2012 thru-hike of the 2660 mile Pacific Crest trail, I made a film documenting our adventure.  For some, it may be lengthy at 2 hours, but even this was hard enough when trying to condense 6 months of adventure down.  Hopefully you like it and inspires others to experience this amazing part of the world.  Without further adieu  I present, ‘Blackbeard & Destroyer hike the Pacific Crest Trail”. Continue reading

A few reflections…

It’s been just over 2 months since our Pacific Crest Trail adventure came to an end. It feels almost dreamlike – did it really happen?! Did we actually spend 5.5 months hiking 2660 miles? Yes we keep telling ourselves; we actually did it. I’m not sure our achievement has quite hit home just yet and I’m not sure it will for a good while. We’re slowly making our way through our photos and journal entries, trying to digest our amazing summer in the USA. One thing’s for sure, the Pacific Crest Trail will forever be etched in our hearts, a truly unforgettable experience. Continue reading

Cascade Locks to Manning Park (mile 2155 – 2668)

So having rested for several days, psyching ourselves up for the final state, we set off and left Cascade Locks. As we crossed the Columbia River on the Bridge of the Gods we entered the Evergreen State’; Washington! Everything we had read about Washington said that we should be prepared for and expect colder temperatures and lots of rain! So one of the gear changes we made was to switch our trusty trail running shoe for waterproof boots. I had been suffering with tendon issues in my foot, so I hoped that the stiffer boots would help let the foot recover. The waterproof lining of these boots would also help protect us from all the rain and cold. Continue reading