Day 8:The Second but Not The Last End…

9/1/18 794.27 to 789.09 +7.6 miles out Kearsarge for 13.4 miles total A year ago we made it to the Canadian Border, a defining moment filled with excitement and accomplishment. Today would be marked by another departure as we left the PCT once again out Kearsarge Pass just as we had done June 2017 but […]

Day 7: Bear Hazing

8-31-18, 811.72 to 794.27, 17.45 miles Sarah was looking at her phone when I woke up. “Well” she said, genuinely believing she was about to inform me of something, “we’re going to be in a bit of a hurry today.” She had been saying some iteration of this phrase every single day we had been […]

Day 6: Rations

8/30/18 830.54 to 811.72 18.89 miles I made a stark realization this morning as I rifled through my bear canister for breakfast, for once I did not overpack food. I frantically looked at my food and made a mental note of what I had. One pack of Mac and cheese and a freeze dried Lasagna […]

Day5: Of Horses and Horseshit

850.90 to 830.54 , 20.36 miles, 8-29-18 Editors note: I ,unfortunately, must begin this post responding to another editor’s accusation made yesterday on this blog. Although it is true that our posts had some similar content and it is also true that this editor wrote her post first, the assumption that I knowingly copied material […]

Day3: JMT, yeah you know me

8-27-18, 888.53 to 869.13, 19.4 Miles The High Seirra of late August in a low snow year is a different world from the one we encountered last June. The stark isolation and wintery dread was replaced with bare peaks and inviting alpine lakes. PCTers had long since headed north into Oregon to enjoy the mosquitoes […]