Tent site – warner springs 22 miles. 3047ft up. 4733ft down. I was absolutely dead to the world. It was good to be back on the trail to get a good nights sleep! I woke easily at 5:30 and we were hiking at 6. I had my shorts on but I was wrapped up in […]Read more "PCT SOBO DAY 127 – 5000 miles"
Highway 74 – tent site 20.3 miles. 2900ft up. 3101ft down. I hate leaving town because I always have this feeling like I have forgotten to do something or left something behind. Stacy came to pick us up at 7:30am. She is the nicest person. There is a closure in place south of Idyllwild because […]Read more "PCT SOBO DAY 126 – winter is coming"
0 miles We decided to take a zero today. This is our last proper town and we have the time. First thing was breakfast. I woke up with my stomach growling so we headed over to the Red Kettle where I had a delicious omelette which set me up for a hard day of doing […]Read more "PCT SOBO DAY 125 – Idyllwild"
Fuller ridge trailhead – Idyllwild 12 miles. 1959ft up. 4083ft down. Not eating dinner was a mistake. After falling asleep stupidly early I woke at 11pm starving and bursting for a wee. I got out the tent and tonight’s ‘supermoon’ really didn’t look any bigger than any other full moon, but it was incredibly bright. […]Read more "PCT SOBO DAY 124 – a wrong turn"
Snow canyon road faucet – fuller ridge trailhead 15.2 miles. 6499ft up. 501ft down. It was so warm last night I struggled to sleep. I hung a leg off the side of my thermarest to try and cool down a bit. The moon was really bright again, just one day off full, and it lit […]Read more "PCT SOBO DAY 123 – ‘happy’ birthday Catwater"
Tent site – snow canyon road faucet 20.5 miles. 2725ft up. 4118ft down. I had wrapped up to be warm as has become routine but last night was hot. Eventually I had my sleeping bag just half on and no hat on, the first time since I can’t remember when. I woke up continuously throughout […]Read more "PCT SOBO DAY 122 – the desert is too hot"
Tent site – tent site 22 miles. 1293ft up. 6910ft down. I woke up thinking it was morning and found it was only 10:30pm, then I woke up nearly every hour. I should have popped and Aleve PM. I tried to guess how far away Catwater would have camped and what time she would start […]Read more "PCT SOBO DAY 121 – descent to mission creek"