Category Archives: PACIFIC NORTHWEST TRAIL 2019

PNT PRETRIP – What is the PNT? July 7, 2019

The Pacific Northwest Trail Association made this info graphic. Their website is loaded with useful and helpful information.

Check out that elevation graph. It will get flat once I get to the Pacific Ocean.

The PNT is one of the newest National Scenic Trails and traverses some very rugged country. It’s not well signed. There is lots of bush whacking. Lots of road walking. All conditions of dirt roads and pavement. It goes thru some of the most remote and gorgeous backcountry in the US. The gorgeous part is mostly what brings me out here. I just might hitch some of the road walking sections.

It will be a navigational challenge for me. It’s grizzly country. I probably won’t see many other hikers. I’m excited and scared.

I’m on the Empire Builder Amtrak train from Seattle to Glacier National Park. I need to get a backcountry permit and then I can start walking.

I won’t have cell service or wifi often. I’ll update when I can.