[N = New Item purchased for trip, O = Old item used on previous trips]
- Salomon Goretex Trail Shoes (N) - Completely shot. Laces broken. Large holes in both toe boxes make shoes look like sandals. All traction has worn off, making dangerous on up and down grades (which is all I do). Will buy replacement shoes in Bellingham.
- Smart Wool Socks 2 pair (N) - Despite my efforts to clean a pair each day, these each carry a few pounds of dirt, are very stiff, contain awful odors, but have no holes.
- Champion Running Shorts (O) - Three holes have developed, and they smell like sweat which shouldn't be a surprise considering they double as my underwear.
- Black "diaper" wind brief underwear (O) - Rarely wear. Brough as a novelty to make other hikers awkward. Unfortunately, I have yet to meet another hiker while wearing them.
- Rainpants (O) - 4 or 5 new holes, but they are still waterproof. Double as my only pair of pants and are effective at stopping mosquite bites.
- Columbia Raincoat (O) - Has helded up fine. Primarily serves as a barrier against mosquitoes. Breathes poorly, making it impracticle on hot days.
- Mt. Hardware Long Sleeve T (O) - Have worn for at least part of the day everyday. Breathes well. Covered in blood, tree pitch, and ash stains. Large hole on right elbow caused by fall.
- Champion Long Sleeve T (O) - Only wear on cold nights. No change in condition.
- Timex Watch (O) - Large scratch over the hour digit.
- Tilley Airflow hat (N) - Wear constantly while hiking. Stained and smelly, but no major breaks.
- REI trekking poles (N) - Completely scratched up, bent, one pole jammed so it doesn't change size, both baskets have fallen off, and a deer ate noticeable chunks out of both handles.
- REI morningstar backpack (O) - Just as strudy as when I bought it in 2005.
- Lycra gloves (O) - No changes besides odor.
- Bear spray (N) - Unused but taken out of the holster a few times.
- Rope (N) - Covered in pitch. About 1 yard was gnawed on by a deer.
- Bear Bell (N) - Missing cover. Quit using.
- Sasquatch Journal (N) - Intact but a bad journal to begin with.
- Toiletry Items (N) - Smaller quantities remain.
- Hiker Pro Waterfilter (O) - Need replacement filter. Used more than expected because Aquamira bottle/filter fell off of a cliff.
- MSR Bladder (3 liter water holder) (N) - slight leak when full
- Bungee cord (O) - good.
- Harmonica in key of C (N) - Getting rusty
- Spork (N) - good.
- Plate (N) - have yet to use.
- Bic lighter (N) - fell in pitch so doesn't stay lit long. I do not anticipate on making another fire for the remainder of the trip
- Compass (O) - I sure hope it works still. I got this far.
- Duct tape (O) - good.
- REI Tent fly (N) - 1 hole that I ducted taped up. Other parts of tent are carried by Rachel and Dave.
- MSR stove and fuel (N) - Good. Quit using. Only eating dry food now.
- Passport (O) - I sure hope its intact
- Wallet (O) - I sure hope its intact
- Knife (O) - sand in the handle
- Towel (O) - very stained
- Kelty Light Yr Sleeping Bag (O) - smells worse
- Thermarest Prolite small sleeping pad (O) - stained
- Greatland headlamp (O) - Falls apart daily
- Pink camo pocket bible (N) - Good. I'm into Chronicles.
- Feet - extremely dried out and shrunk. Calluses throughout. Left big toe is black. Right big toe in pain, shoots out puss.
- Legs - there is not a single square inch that doesn't have a cut, bruise, or bug bite
- Abdomen - Backpack tan
- Arms - Large gouge on right arm
- Shoulders - looks like one huge bug bite
- Beard - Awesome. Roughly 1.5 inches long.
Cascades in the Cascades. I understand where the park gets its name.
Glaciers and cascades in the Cascades.
Cascades in the Cascades.
A river that we camped next to. This is either in the North Cascades or it is the Pasayten River which we hiked in for hours.
David and Rachel taking a cable car across river.
Taking a cable car across a stream in the North Cascades.
Got to have more harmonica.