Day 53: Left Behind

6/11/17 8.2 miles PCT Mile 778.4 It’s hard to want to wake up when your tent is covered in frost and the first thing you have to do is cross a freezing creek. A lot of the “creeks”  in the Sierra are now small terrifying rivers. All that snow has to go somewhere. After several […]

Day 54: Forrester Pass, The Top of The PCT

6-12-17 8.7 miles PCT mile 787.1  I woke up several times because of the cold and wind during the night. The first time was around 11pm. It was 17 degrees Fahrenheit. The wind, which was coming from all directions, would violently shake the tent every few minutes. After about an hour, it became calm. Then […]

Day 52: Just Like Starting Over

6-10-17, PCT mile 770.3, 10 miles I awoke several times during the night between strange dreams involving water. In one, Sarah and I were on some sort of cruise ship that was bizarrely partitioned in two across a river. On the bottom deck there was a large open room flooded with raging water separating one […]

Day 51: Drunken Legs

6/9/17 11 miles PCT Mile 760.3 Yesterday we slowly staggered down cottonwood pass trail through Horseshoe Meadowafter we said goodbye to my dad. Two other hikers quickly approached my dad for a ride back to Lone Pine, obviously he said yes. I recognized one of the kids as he has a large external frame pack […]

Day 55: Beautiful, but is it Worth it

6/13/17 1.2 Miles +7.5 miles out Kearsarge Pass PCT Mile 788.3  We camped with 10 other hikers near Bubbs Creek last night. It was much warmer when the sun set so I actually slept pretty well. I only woke up once worrying about if we should continue hiking through the Sierra Mts, skip, or play […]

Day 50: Kicked Out of Havasu

6/8/17  After a little over a week off we are hitting the road to hit the trail. We will go back to Horseshoe Meadow and rejoin the PCT and head back to the snow and start a long remote section through the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  We had a nice relaxing and lazy week off. Due […]

Day 49: A Brief Intermission 

The shoes I had laid out to dry were frozen solid. My socks were unusable and my pants were still wet. Any hiking I would do this morning would have to be in flip flops and my night clothes. We went up and down the stream looking for a good place to cross. There was […]