On Wednesday I walked the Katwalk, not to be confused with the catwalk, you won’t find me strutting my stuff on one of those anytime soon. The Kendall Katwalk is a man made narrow pathway that was blasted out of a steep sloped rock face. Sounds pretty wild right?
The blasted path was meant to allow the Pacific Crest Trail to continue north towards Canada (it starts down at the border of Mexico.) I long to thru-hike this trail someday, but in the meantime it was fun to bite off a chunk of it. I managed 15 miles round trip, which is like a penny into a dollar for the overall trail. Not much, but it’s a start!
The trail leading to the Katwalk was lovely, as all Washington trails are.
I took note of a cluster of berries, determined to discover what they were.
These tiny plumcot looking berries are called “False Lily of the Valley Berries.” Interesting.
While the trail itself was nice, the Alpine Lakes I discovered stole my heart once again.
Be still my heart.
It’s a good thing I had to open at work the next morning, because every fiber in my body told me to keep going. I hope to soon return to this section of the PCT and hike the 75 miles from Snoqualmie pass to Stevens pass. At 15 miles a day it could be done in 5 days.
Ohhh how I wanderlust for backpacking. If anyone wants to join me I’m accepting applications.
Q: Would you ever hike for multiple weeks (or days) at a time?