United States 20 June: Seattle, WA - Methow Valley, WA
Run through the Beautiful North Cascades Highway
The North Cascades Scenic Corridor crosses the north range of the Cascades in Washington State. The Corridor is part of a brand new Peace Run route mapped out for 2018 and beyond. That year, the Team was not able to run part of this due to time constraints. Two local Peace Runners decided this was the perfect time to complete those miles.
The two mountain passes in the Corridor seemed like a fine inspiration to follow.
Starting 7 miles below the first pass.
Victory reaching the first pass. It is starting to warm up for Daulot, the solo Peace Runner on this leg.
Daulot stops briefly to see the Pacific Crest Trail. For those hiking the 2,650 route from Mexico to Canada, this spot is only two days hiking from the Canadian border and the finish line. Nearly 500 people complete it every year. Daulot celebrates Peace Runner Asprihanal who completed the PCT hike in a previous year.
Back to 2020, running past the Methow Valley, where Peace Runners Daulot and Stota first joined the Peace Run many years ago.
The next morning, the 2020 Team went 5 miles down the road for great coffee and super excellent baked goods at the Mazama Store. In 2018, the team had early morning snacks here before running the Methow Valley.