PCT Day 113 – Friday August 4

PCT Day 113 – Friday August 4  Mile 1539.7 to Mile 1559 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 19.3 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1171.5 Feet Ascended Today: 1694 Feet Descended Today: 2600 Current Elevation: 5928 Steps: 53201 I slept poorly last night. I kept rolling downhill within my tent, even though I propped up one side of…

PCT Day 112 – Thursday August 3

PCT Day 112 – Thursday August 3 Mile 1518.6 to Mile 1539.7  PCT Miles Hiked Today: 21.1 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1152.2 Feet Ascended Today: 2575 Feet Descended Today: 2318 Current Elevation: 6905.8 Steps: 59524 I’m laying on my foam pad next to Lower Deadfall Lake watching the ripples in the water. I went for…

PCT Day 111 – Wednesday August 2

PCT Day 111 – Wednesday August 2 Indian Creek Mile 1502.4 to 1518.6 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 16.2 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1131.1 Feet Ascended Today: 5180 Feet Descended Today: 1426 Current Elevation: 6497 Steps: 49639 I set my alarm for 5:00 am this morning. Normally I don’t set an alarm on the PCT, but…

PCT Days 102 – 109

PCT Days 102 – 109 Monday July 24 – Monday August 31 I spent a week at home recovering from my Ulcerative Colitis flare-up. It’s the first time that I’ve arrived in Seattle and not looked forward to returning home. As I rode the light rail into Seattle from the airport I felt depressed and…

PCT Day 101

PCT Day 101 Sunday July 23 – Day 101 Last night was my worst night yet as far as symptoms go. I was up all night running to the bathroom. I could feel the Prednisone coursing though my body, making me feel edgy and wide awake. I was in a dorm room with 7 other…

PCT Day 100

PCT Day 100 Saturday July 22 – Day 100 I was really bored today. Just waiting around for my colon to heal is MAKING ME CRAZY! I did accomplish a few things today. I mended some holes in the mesh of my backpack. That was thrilling. I also realized that I had a package at…