Hippie Daycare – Day 39: Hilltop to Casa de Luna 

Cowboy camping went well, although I didn’t find packing up in the morning to be much faster than usual. I got an early start while Mountain and Tallboy continued to sleep. It was already warm and muggy at 6am and only continued to get warmer. Flies were everywhere, flying into my face and buzzing inContinue reading “Hippie Daycare – Day 39: Hilltop to Casa de Luna “

Farther than Anticipated – Day 34: Sulphur Springs Campground to Roadside Burn Area

Pct miles: 406.6 to 427 Miles: 20.4 I got a late start out of camp because we got in late and I was tired.  And I also hadn’t taken the time to get water the night before so I went to do that, but didn’t bring my scoop cup, so that took an immense amountContinue reading “Farther than Anticipated – Day 34: Sulphur Springs Campground to Roadside Burn Area”

Back to Trail, Sort Of – Day 31: Wrightwood to Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

I woke up this morning thinking I was sleeping in my tent on a cliff – only to realize I was just off the floor, on a bed. I laid in bed a while before getting my things together. As I did that, I realized I’d lost my credit card at some point the dayContinue reading “Back to Trail, Sort Of – Day 31: Wrightwood to Grassy Hollow Visitor Center”

Town Got Weird – Day 30: Guffy Campground to Wrightwood

Miles: 5 Woke up to a really gorgeous sunrise and watched it from inside my tent. Started packing up but wasn’t in too big of a hurry because I knew it was a short walk to town. I decided to make myself hot oatmeal for breakfast (normally I would never break out my stove inContinue reading “Town Got Weird – Day 30: Guffy Campground to Wrightwood”

The Hot Springs Were Everything I Wanted Them To Be – Day 26: Splinters Cabin to Deep Creek Dam Offshoot

Miles: 15.3 Woke up this morning around 530 but stayed cuddled in my tent. It was a little cold out, and also on easy terrain days without the hot heat Rawhide and I haven’t found it necessary to get up super early. Eventually I started getting my pack together and went to the bathroom –Continue reading “The Hot Springs Were Everything I Wanted Them To Be – Day 26: Splinters Cabin to Deep Creek Dam Offshoot”

Friends + Family of Hikers: Some Questions to Ask When They Call Home

I’ve heard of a few instances where hikers call home or friends and the conversation has been less than encouraging. I think part of the reason that happens is because people imagine that we’re out here having the time of our lives and maybe even need to be brought back down to earth, or thinkContinue reading “Friends + Family of Hikers: Some Questions to Ask When They Call Home”

Up Up Up, Burgers and Overwhelm – Day 13: Desert Climb to Wooded Overlook

PCT mile: 144 to 159.7 Miles: 15 (almost 16) Snakes: 2 Rattlesnakes: 1! My first! Kind of Today I let myself not wake up to an alarm and started waking up to the campers around me around 515. It felt good to let myself sleep.  I got walking with Karma and Rawhide and they quicklyContinue reading “Up Up Up, Burgers and Overwhelm – Day 13: Desert Climb to Wooded Overlook”

Day 8: Valley Overlook to Roadside Campground

Snakes: 2 Rattlesnakes: 0 Tears: 0 PCT mile 85 to 101 We let ourselves sleep in this morning. Karma and I both had alarms go off this morning at 5am and decided to ignore them. We ended up getting started around 645 and the morning flew by pretty quickly. We had to get some waterContinue reading “Day 8: Valley Overlook to Roadside Campground”

Day 5: Boulder Field to Canyon Campsite

Miles: 7.5 Snakes: 1 Rattlesnakes: 0 Tears: 0 Well, we finally took the short day we intended to take. 7.5 pretty easy miles, which puts us about 14 miles outside of Scissors Crossing aka our method to get to Julian.  I slept super well last night, waking up around 6. I stayed in my tentContinue reading “Day 5: Boulder Field to Canyon Campsite”

So Much for a Shorter Day -Day 4: Mt Laguna to Boulder Fields (mile 57) 

Miles today: 14.5 Rattlesnakes: 0 Snakes: 1  Tears: 0 Woke up around 530 and went and took a warm shower at the Laguna campground and then spent a big chunk of time in the women’s bathroom because 1) it was cold outside and my hair was wet and 2) because there was an electrical outletContinue reading “So Much for a Shorter Day -Day 4: Mt Laguna to Boulder Fields (mile 57) “