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OLYMPIC PENINSULA, WA

OLYMPIC PENINSULA, WA

After nearly two months on the road we earned ourselves some resting time. A time without constant movement, without the necessity to stay alert all the time and without restricting ourselves on food and water. Our idea was something like living on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, something you would read in Robinson Crusoe. And since the Pacific Ocean isn’t too far away from Seattle, we decided to go to the Olympic Peninsula. For the first time there was a feeling of being on holiday.

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ALPINE LAKES WILDERNESS, WA

ALPINE LAKES WILDERNESS, WA

Seven days without road access. Seven days in nature. Out there, only with what we packed. It is an overwhelming feeling. What if someone gets ill and has to go to the hospital? What if I roll or break my ankle? There is no cell phone reception that will provide instant help. Yes, we are experienced and have been on the trail longer than that, but there will be always a consciousness that thinks about all the if’s.

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