Tag Archive: hikertrash

6/25/17 – 6/26/17 – Double Zero

Days 63 and 64 Miles: 0 We did not plan to take two zero days in Burney but my feet needed to heal before continuing our journey through the lava fields of Northern… 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

6/15/17 – 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

6/5/17 – Forest, for a change

Day 43 Miles: 587.25 to 604.43 Today the trail took us through another burn and our friend Poodle Dog Bush was back, and its tiny purple blooms, as poisonous as they were, livened… Continue reading

5/11/17

Day 18 Miles: 256 to 266 We only had 10 miles to hike and so we slept in half an hour, rising at 5:30 am. The morning was cold and dump once again… Continue reading

5/9/17

Day 16 Miles: 217 to 235 The night was not as restful as we imagined. There was a van parked near where we camped and they drove back and forth the parking lot… Continue reading

5/6/17

Day 13 Mile: 183 to 190.50 (Plus 4.00 miles Deer Spring Trail and 4.6 miles St. Jacinto climb) If I told you that I’m hunkered in my sleeping bag, cold still, typing this… Continue reading

5/4/17

Day 11 Miles: 131 to 151 (+ hitch to Idyllwild) Sometimes things are too good to be true. Like a quality water in the desert. Today water report promised a nice spring about… Continue reading

5/3/17

Day 10 Miles: 115 to 131  In the desert you have two best friends. Water and wind. Water is infrequent and often cached in barrels so coming upon a natural creek is real… Continue reading