Category Archive: PCT 2017

6/22/17 – How Not to Cross a River

Day 60 Miles: 1,347.78 to 1,367.17 Total miles hiked: 783.32 Two months on the trail. Time flies here. The day started with the usual alarm ring at 4:45 a.m. Most of the morning… Continue reading

6/21/17 – Lassen NP

Day 59 Miles: 1,332.22 to 1,347.78 Total miles hiked: 763.93 Some mornings getting up does not come easy. Today we woke up on a soft, comfortable dirt next to a singing stream, and… Continue reading

6/20/17 – On the Move Again

Day: 58 Miles: 1,328.85 to 1,332.22 Total miles hiked: 748.37 Many things could have gone wrong today, or at least not smoothly, but they haven’t. Driver from Rancheria Transport picked us up at… Continue reading

6/19/17 – Playing Catch Up

Day 57 Miles 0 Sage Stage bus company opened at 8:00 a.m. Dave was on the phone with them few minutes later, checking the status of reservation I submitted for the Susanville bus… Continue reading

6/18/17 – The Long Way to Reno

Day 56 Miles: 0 “We can get a ride to Bishop,” Dave said. “Maybe all the way to Reno. I’m going to find out details.” It was 8:30 on Sunday morning and my… Continue reading

6/17/17 – Headaches

Day 55 Miles 0 I mentioned once before that there is not much rest to be had during rest days. Lone Pine turned out to be our busiest zero day yet. We rose… Continue reading

6/16/17 – So Long Sierra

Day 54 Miles: 735.27 to 745 The sun rose above the horizon and colored our morning with red hues. The alpenglow was especially beautiful on the rugged bark of surrounding trees and the… Continue reading

6/15/17 – Of Bugs and Views

Day 53 Miles: 719.00 to 735.27 Ancient trees, fabulous rock formations, and snow capped peaks in the distance. That’s a quick summary of today. And mosquitoes. I can’t forget the mosquitoes. They were… Continue reading

6/14/17 – The Lovely Sound of Water

Day 52 Miles: 702 to 719 We walked out of Kennedy Meadows and officially left the desert behind. The scenery changed, instead of expanses of dry dirt we walked through meadows, and there… Continue reading

6/13/17 – Hanging Around Kennedy Meadows 

Day 51 Miles: 0 I was not feeling my best in the morning, combination of dust and dry environment, I suspect, that made my throat sore and sinuses plugged.  I was not in… Continue reading