The Darrick Meneken column: PA man in final 500 miles of West Coast hike

CASCADE LOCKS — Now Marc Logan knows how banana slugs taste.

Logan, the 23-year-old Port Angeles student attempting to hike the length of the Pacific Crest Trail, crossed the Bridge of the Gods last Wednesday.

With that he entered Washington and took aim at the final 500 miles of the 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada.

Spending his first night in his home state since early May, Logan awoke Thursday morning to a banana slug sliming its way into his mouth.

His reaction?

“Welcome home,” he said lightheartedly by phone of his trailside test in the zoological culinary arts.

Logan began his trip on May 6 in Campo, Calif., on the Mexican border.

He entered Oregon on Aug. 2 and despite being stalled four days by wildfires, it took him less than a month more to reach Washington.

This full report appears in today’s editions of the Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” to order your PDN delivered to your home or office.

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