Sean Berry

I have owned and operated Double Crown Records, a Bellingham, WA based surf and instrumental rock n' roll label, since the mid-90's, but have always been a hiking enthusiast. Over the last few years I have worked towards doing just about every hike within 20-30 miles of Mt. Baker, and have also made it a goal to do every trail on Chuckanut and Blanchard mountains near Bellingham, WA. In October 2018 I will be doing a solo thru-hike of the Chinook Trail in Washington and Oregon along the Columbia River.

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Chinook Trail: Lost Lake to ALDHA-West Gathering

Chinook Trail: Lost Lake to ALDHA-West Gathering

I was anxious to hit the Lost Lake General Store this morning---I really wanted something for breakfast other than Pop-Tarts and oatmeal. A breakfast

Nov 6, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail – Meeting Up With The PCT From Hood River, OR, To Lost Lake Resort

Chinook Trail – Meeting Up With The PCT From Hood River, OR, To Lost Lake Resort

I knew this day would be the most brutal of the entire Chinook Trail journey. Over 5,000 feet of vertical from the Columbia River, up Mount Defiance,

Oct 31, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail: Shaking a Cold, Big Decisions

Chinook Trail: Shaking a Cold, Big Decisions

After arriving in Lyle I enjoyed a great dinner, made new friends, and closed the bar with the owners of the Lyle Hotel, where I was staying.

Oct 29, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail – White Salmon To Lyle, WA

Chinook Trail – White Salmon To Lyle, WA

White Salmon Zero Day Bailing at Panther Creek, and hitching and shuttling to White Salmon, gave me an unexpected zero day in White Salmon. While I

Oct 24, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail – Bluff Mountain Trailhead To Panther Creek / White Salmon

Chinook Trail – Bluff Mountain Trailhead To Panther Creek / White Salmon

Woke up early in the morning to frost on the tent and a beautiful sunrise, with a view of Mount Hood in the far distance. The bear canister full of

Oct 18, 2018 : Sean Berry
Chinook Trail – Lucia Falls Park To Bluff Mountain Trailhead

Chinook Trail – Lucia Falls Park To Bluff Mountain Trailhead

Well this is it---the day I start the 300-mile Chinook Trail! I said goodbye to my family and took the Amtrak from Bellingham to Vancouver, WA. The

Oct 5, 2018 : Sean Berry
Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

With just a couple of weeks before the start of my 300+ mile thru-hike of the Chinook Trail my gear list is dialed in pretty well. I’ve tested it on

Sep 15, 2018 : Sean Berry
Planning a Route For 300+ Mile Chinook Trail Thru-Hike

Planning a Route For 300+ Mile Chinook Trail Thru-Hike

So I have decided to do the Chinook Trail. I have two to three weeks of vacation time, have my gear and money saved up to cover expenses. The next

Sep 1, 2018 : Sean Berry
Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

The appeal of a taking on a thru-hike is multifaceted - there is the urge to escape from technology and the clutter and clatter of everyday life.

Aug 25, 2018 : Sean Berry