Rob woke up a few times during the night to the sound of deer munching grass near our tent. My head was wrapped in several layers (beanie, buff, jacket hood and sleeping bag) because temperatures have been dropping into the 30’s at night. I heard nothing.
In the morning while I heated water for coffee, the deer returned. They did not seem afraid of us- probably because we were sitting and not moving.
We only had about 7 miles left to reach the Canadian border. We got an early start and the miles flew by quickly.
Rob and I were the first two people (of the day) to reach the monument. We had it to ourselves for about 20 minutes before other hikers showed up. We spent time taking photos and signing the register.
We still had 8 miles to hike from the border to Manning Park, British Columbia. Our walk was uneventful.
Finishing the PCT is bittersweet. Our feet hurt and we’re tired, but life on the trail is simple and constantly rewarding. It’s hard to believe it, but after 147 days on the trail, we’re done.
57 thoughts on “Day 147 (Mile 2643.8 to Northern Terminus)”
Congratulations! What an awesome feat. I have been thoroughly enjoying your blog.
Thanks! I’m happy to hear you’ve enjoyed our blog!
Thank you Tom!
The end of one journey…the first step to another. Keep hiking my friends. Enjoyed your blog, the honesty and openness as the trail unfolded.
It certainly is… though I’m not sure yet what our next adventure might be. Thank you for the kind words.
Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment. I really enjoyed following your travels.
Congratulations! I’m so proud of you both! A tremendous accomplishment. An amazing adventure!
It has been quite the adventure. Thank you for all your help along the way!
Congratulations what an amazing hike loved keeping up with you on your journey through your blog.
Thanks Bonnie! So glad to hear you enjoyed following along. 🙂
Congrats!! Never a doubt in my mind that you wouldn’t make it. I want to feed you, so come visit soon!
Thanks Lisa! That’s really nice – though I certainly doubted us a few times. 🙂 We’ll see you soon.
Good job! What an accomplishment.
Thanks Megan! 🙂
Congratulations! I have so enjoyed trekking with you (in spirit)….
Thanks Shirley! Hope to see you soon!
Congratulations!!! This is quite the athletic feat. I’ve enjoyed following along.
Thanks Aimee! 🙂
Congrats on finishing! Enjoyed following along with you.
Thanks Wolfgang. Glad to hear you enjoyed our blog!
Thank you soooo much for allowing all of us to follow along! I’m very, very proud of you both. Well done!!!
Thank you Patti! And also thanks for all the kind and encouraging comments along the way! 🙂
🇨🇭 Herzliche Gratulation us dä Schwiz 🇨🇭
Vielen Dank Martin
Way to go! We loved following your adventure…almost sorry to see it end. You both seemed to tackle it with such grace and patience. Looking forward to your future travels!
Thank you Kevin and Kristine! At times, the trail was definitely an exercise in patience, but we are sorry to see it end as well. 🙂
Congrats!!! I’m so proud of you guys, what an accomplishment!
Thanks so much Natalie! 🙂
Aw I felt a little emotional reading this post, congratulations on finishing! Excited to welcome you back to civilization this weekend 🙂
Thanks Emily. 🙂 And yeah… I’m sad it’s over, but also happy to have finished.
Congrats.to both !!!!! We have been keeping tracks of you whole trip,reading your stories and looking at all the pictures,I even saved some. Beautiful they are. Again congrats. to you two, Hoping to see you both in the near future.
Thank you Tina and Gerry. Hope to see you soon!
Wow. So impressed. Can’t wait to catch up!
Congrats you two!!! What an amazing journey. Thanks for letting us follow along. We only wish we could’ve hiked together.
We hope you made it back home safely and that re-entry is smooth.
If you miss the mountains, we’d love for yall to join us in the Sierras!
That would be awesome! We already miss the mountains. Looking forward to following along on the rest of your adventure!
Thanks Christa! ☺
Congrats!!! You guys did it!!!
I’ve enjoyed following along with you and will it!
Congratulations. Good job. I have been following your blog since day 1.
Well done! Now you need to do a debriefing for your friends and acquaintances at home so they can hear all about your first person stories, and feed you some more…
Haha yes. Thank you Mike.
Wow, super Leistung. Wie geht’s nun weiter?
Thanks Evi! For now, we are back to normal life… not sure what our next adventure will be. 🙂
Congratulations from Chees & Chocolate from Switzerland. Doing it next year. Thanks for all the great posts
Thanks Cheese & Chocolate! That is great – have a wonderful time out there next year!
Congratulations! Well done! I’ve enjoyed following you through your journey from one end of our country to the other. I would have congratulated you and thanked you for your faithful posting, but I was hiking on a week long getaway in the Sierra when you were finishing your much longer hike.
Thanks Mike! I’m glad you followed along on our trip. A week long Sierra getaway sounds really nice right about now. 🙂
Thank you for sharing your journey. Your narratives and pictures were great. Karla got me hooked with your postings and ever since I looked forward to reading your updates. Glad you both made it safe and sound. I’ve covered some of the Sierra trail sections in the past but nowhere near the extent you have. Congratulations!
Thank you Hank! I’m glad you enjoyed following along. The Sierra trail sections are some of the best! 🙂
I only recently happened upon your blog….I had a slow day at work today and just binge read your entire PCT adventure. What an incredible experience! I’m excited about the hikes I have planned for this summer, but none of them can compare to what you guys did last year 🙂 Congratulations, and thanks for sharing!
Thanks Melissa! That’s really nice to hear. 🙂
I don’t remember how I stumbled upon this gem of a read/picture book a few weeks ago, but I do know I’m very happy I did! Totally enjoyed it all – the pics, the writing, the story – great read. Congratulations and thank you!
Thank you Scott! 🙂