Those walking Wimbergers – Tacoma siblings Elena and Gus – passed the 400-mile mark on the Pacific Crest Trail, despite encounters with the poodle-dog bush.
No, it’s not like stumbling upon a grizzly, but apparently this particular bush has driven hikers mad for years, and Gus, Elena and her boyfriend, Carter, have had to do some road-walking to avoid it.
Milestones? Well, the 18-year-old Gus missed his official high school graduation this week, but if he’d waited for it he’d have gotten a late start on the trail.
That trail runs 2,663 miles, from the Mexican border in California to the Canadian border in Washington.
Follow their adventures each week in their blog, which is informative, goofy and inspiring.