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Local Voices: Scenes from the Pacific Crest Trail, July 1


A report from Emily Quinn

The Lansing Journal is following the adventures of Lansing resident Emily Quinn and her brother Michael Carrick as they hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Text and photos below are shared from Emily’s Facebook posts.

July 1

We’ve made it to Oregon! I’m excited for the flatter terrain and to push the miles while we’re walking through here.

Emily Quinn and her bother Michael Carrick pause to mark their arrival at the California-Oregon Border. (Photo provided)
At home on the trail (Photo: Emily Quinn)
“The deer here have no fear!” posted Emily. “This one wandered around the tents all night/morning.” (Photo: Emily Quinn)
“Sunset at our first campsite in Oregon,” wrote Emily. (Photo: Emily Quinn)

View more photos from this section of Emily and Michael’s journey in their July 1 Facebook post. We’ll continue sharing more from their PCT adventure as they continue providing updates. Stay tuned!

About the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. It is 2,653 mi long and ranges in elevation from roughly 110 feet above sea level near the Bridge of the Gods on the Oregon–Washington border to 13,153 feet at Forester Pass in the Sierra Nevada. The route passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks. Its midpoint is near Chester, California (near Mt. Lassen), where the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges meet. (Source:, cited April 22, 2023)

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  1. Your sunset photo is soooo beautiful! The two of you are awesome. You should put together a book of your photos along with your trip history. I would buy one. Be safe!

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