Team UltraPedestrian is linking together parts of the Idaho Centennial Trail, Oregon Desert Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Pacific Northwest Trail into a 2634 mile long Inland Northwest Loop. Beginning outside Mountain Home, Idaho, they will head clockwise across Oregon, then take the Pacific Crest Trail all the way north to the Pacific Northwest Trail, head east to the Idaho Centennial Trail, and then continue south to their starting point outside Mountain Home, Idaho.
The UP North Loop presents some fascinating and challenging question marks to our intrepid adventurers. Not only is it the biggest Only Known Time project Team UP has ever taken on, it is the first thru-hike they have undertaken since Kathy’s pancreas stopped producing insulin, leading to her being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in June of 2017. That story is told in their new book 98 Days Of Wind: The Greatest Fail Of Our Life, available HERE.
You can follow their progress HERE and on the map below:
When possible Ras and Kathy will post trail dispatches to their personal Facebook pages, their Team UltraPedestrian Facebook page, and their Instagram account. Also, video dispatches will be posted to TheTrek.co YouTube Channel.
The CalTopo map below can be used for a detailed examination of their planned route: