As many of you know, Jonathan’s sister and her boyfriend, Mark, have been backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada since May. Jonathan arranged to join them for a few days between Snoqualmie and Steven’s Pass.
Unfortunately, winter came early in the mountains this year, and Snoqualmie is about the point where things started to get very cold, rainy, snowy, etc. Jonathan spent one night freezing in his sleeping bag, and decided to hike back the following day. He originally intended to get his warmer sleeping bag and join back up with them a few days later, but weather conditions worsened, so he opted to stay home. The weather delayed Ashleigh and Mark’s hike, and nearly prevented them from finishing, but they ultimately made it to Canada.