Day 37: Zero at Hiker Heaven

I wake up and sit with Mermaid and a hiker named Outlaw and we talk about the trail and it’s a really refreshing, honest and polite conversation. I jump in the truck and go to breakfast with a large group and we chat nicely. Twerk is live Instagramming our experience for the Trek. He takesContinue reading “Day 37: Zero at Hiker Heaven”

Motivated by Camp – Day 35: Roadside Burn Area to Acton KOA

PCT miles: 427 to 444.3 Miles: 17 I woke in a cloud and didn’t want to get up so searched the internet and then realized: oh shit, I need to get my act together and send stuff to Kennedy Meadows, which I will be approaching in approximately 3 weeks (!!!) I got up and hikingContinue reading “Motivated by Camp – Day 35: Roadside Burn Area to Acton KOA”

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”

Downhill Means Big Miles – Day 25: Big Bear Overlook to Splinters Cabin

PCT miles: 279.2 to 298.5 Miles: 19.3 It’s cold in the morning and I’m reluctant to get going. Around 6 I will myself to start getting my pack together. I decide to pack it differently because it had been pulling on my shoulders yesterday. So now food is going near the bottom, instead of atContinue reading “Downhill Means Big Miles – Day 25: Big Bear Overlook to Splinters Cabin”

Determined to Thrive – Day 22 + Day 23 (Nero and Zero in Big Bear)

PCT miles: 256 to 266 Miles: 10 I woke up around 530 knowing I had a 10 mile walk to the hitching road for Big Bear, but it was chilly out and I stayed in bed for a little while longer. Rawhide and Tarantino seemed to have a similar desire and none of us reallyContinue reading “Determined to Thrive – Day 22 + Day 23 (Nero and Zero in Big Bear)”

My First 20 Mile Day – Day 21: Seasonal Creekside to Arrastre Trail Camp

PCT miles: 235.5 to 256.2 Miles: 20.7 Well. It happened. My first 20 mile day. I’ve been saying I didn’t think I’d do a 20 for a while, and not til I had a good reason to, and I guess I had good reason today – I had the choice of two campsites, one thatContinue reading “My First 20 Mile Day – Day 21: Seasonal Creekside to Arrastre Trail Camp”

Hot Hot Heat – Day 11: Agua Caliente to just past Mike’s Place 

Snakes: 1 Rattlesnakes: 0 Miles: 14 PCT miles: 115 to 129 We didn’t get up as early as we would have liked. We got walking around 630 or 7. It was already hot at 8am. I had planned to try to push out as many miles as I could in the morning and then restContinue reading “Hot Hot Heat – Day 11: Agua Caliente to just past Mike’s Place “

Bucket Showers Are Amazing – Day 9: Roadside Campsite to Warner Springs

 Snakes: 1 (garter snake)Tears: 1 (missing my mom while writing this) PCT miles: 101 to 109 This morning we didn’t really want to get out of our tents, and there was no real hurry anyway, because we only had 8 miles to cover to Warner Springs, our stop for the day. A funny moment fromContinue reading “Bucket Showers Are Amazing – Day 9: Roadside Campsite to Warner Springs”

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”

It Gets a Little Sad Out Here – Day 7: Scissors Crossing to Valley Overlook

PCT mile start: 77 PCT mile end: 85.1 Miles today: 8 Snakes: 1 Rattlesnakes: (1?) This is the first night I haven’t especially looked forward to writing. I’m feeling kind of down. But here we go. Started the day fresh and well rested. I’d fallen asleep writing my blog and so woke up and wentContinue reading “It Gets a Little Sad Out Here – Day 7: Scissors Crossing to Valley Overlook”