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AlpenGlowHiker
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I've been here awhile

Post by AlpenGlowHiker » September 7th, 2020, 5:38 pm

I've been here awhile, but I figured this was probably the most appropriate place to post this.

I just created a YouTube channel, and uploaded my first video. It's from a trip that I did last month -- 9 days, 122 miles on the PCT in Washington -- with my dog.

This video doesn't have much dialogue as the dialogue that I did have was geared towards a tribute for my friend. I wanted this video to be specific to the journey (as much as I could, anyway).

Please check it out, and subscribe to my channel--I would greatly appreciate it!

Chasing the Alpenglow
https://youtu.be/4yaBS4gtDdk

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retired jerry
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Post by retired jerry » September 13th, 2020, 11:11 am

nice video, nice section of PCT, thanks. I was up at the Goat Rocks a month ago.

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Post by AlpenGlowHiker » September 15th, 2020, 8:45 am

Jerry, you're too kind!

I enjoyed the entire area of Goat Rocks, but I think I enjoyed the north side a bit more so, than south of Knifes Edge, just for the fact that it was more solitary.

However, after nearly every turn I'm sure I muttered "this is magnificent!".

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Post by retired jerry » September 15th, 2020, 9:32 am

I got up to Old Snowy, then looked at the Packwood Glacier and the knife's edge and decided I had gone far enough

Are they as difficult as they look?

One thing is, if someone came the other direction it's difficult to pass

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Post by AlpenGlowHiker » September 15th, 2020, 11:53 am

Nah, it was a walk in the park. Really, it was. I had my dog with me (as shown in the video) which was the only challenging aspect of it, other than elevation gain.

I did the lower route; and the only tricky spot when passing someone was after the snow fields / and packwood glacier (north end). But you can see if someone else is coming, so you can either wait, or play chicken.

I wear Hoka One One Speedgoat trail runners, and they held firm on the frozen snow/glacier, probably around 7-8am or so.

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Post by retired jerry » September 15th, 2020, 12:26 pm

thanks

Now I have to go up there again :)

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Post by kepPNW » September 16th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Sadly, new fire to the north, but at least the wind is pushing away from Goat Rocks. For now.

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Karl
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