Category Archive: PCT 2017

7/17/18 – Tamarack Lake

Day 27 Miles: 1,081.90 to 1,064.37 The morning sky is crimson today as the sun rises through the layer of smoke. The fire is far away, on the West side of Yosemite, unfortunately… Continue reading

7/16/18 – Showers Lake

Day 26 Miles: 1,090.76 to 1,081.90 Hiking the PCT is not always about the miles you make, or the sights you see. Often the most rewarding experience comes from meeting unique and amazing… Continue reading

7/14/18 South Lake Tahoe

Day 24 Miles: 1,099.74 to 1,090.76 We only have 10 miles to walk today. Our alarm is set for 4:30 a.m. so that we can greet the new day and do some sunrise… Continue reading

7/13/18 Aloha Lake

Day 23 Miles: 1,108.53 to 1,099.74 Waking up to a sunrise over an alpine lake is like a dream. I listen to the soft sound of the morning waves gently touching the shore.… Continue reading

7/12/18 Lake Fontanallis

Day 22 Miles: 1,123.31 to 1,108.53 The mosquitoes are super bad this morning. They swarm and bite and we pack in a hurry and try to outrun them. We are only partially successful,… Continue reading

7/11/18 – Strolling

Day 21 Miles: 1,140.76 to 1,123.31 I’m surprised how warm it is in the morning. The temperature dropped in the evening, I even reached for my puffy, but now it’s pleasant again. The… Continue reading

7/10/18 – Tahoe Bound

Day 20 Miles: 1,153.38 to 1,140.76 The hard bed in our tiny lodge room is super comfortable. I wish I could take it with me on the trail. There’s not much to it,… Continue reading

7/9/18 – Clair Tappaan Lodge

Day 19 Miles: 1,160.76 to 1,153.38 It was such a peaceful night at our camp near Peter Grubb cabin. I dreamed about being at elementary school again plotting adventures with my friends like… Continue reading

7/8/18 – Peter Grubb Hut

Day 18 Miles: 1,179.26 to 1,160.76 Everybody in our camp of 5 people is up around 5:00 a.m. IKEA, an Asian gentleman packs his bright yellow tent and is the first one out,… Continue reading

7/7/18 – More Trail Magic

Day 17 Miles: 1,195.42 to 1,179.26 Plus 1.5 miles to trailhead from town The alarm rings at 5:30 a.m. Neither of us wants to get up. We have 4,000 feet to climb today… Continue reading