The 2017 Snow in the Sierras Blog Post

A.K.A. In Which Unicorn Decides NOT to Hike Through the Sierras Right Now The Sierra mountains received a much higher amount of snow this winter than is typical. While this has been helpful to alleviate drought conditions in California, it is also taking much longer for the snow in the mountains to melt than in…

PCT Day 55 – Wednesday June 7

PCT Day 55 – Wednesday June 7 Mile 624.3 to 639.4 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 15.1 Feet Ascended Today: 3400 Feet Descended Today: 2406 Current Elevation: 6588 Steps: 45314 I woke up grumpy this morning. Have I mentioned yet that I am getting REALLY tired of the desert? Getting to sleep in a forest two…

PCT Day 54 – Tuesday June 6

PCT Day 54 – Tuesday June 6 Mile 607.1 to Mile 624.3 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 17.2 Feet Ascended Today: 2227 Feet Descended Today: 3048 Current Elevation: 5575 Steps: 5847 (this seems a little off) I awoke just after 5:00 am this morning and the first thing I noticed was the cold. It was much…

PCT Day 53 – Monday June 5

PCT Day 53 – Monday June 5 Mile 588.2 to Mile 607.1 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 19 Feet Ascended Today: 3919 Feet Descended Today: 2641 Current Elevation: 6341 Steps: I DON’T KNOW!! My FitBit Died 😦 I awoke feeling refreshed around 5:00 am. Yay for a good night of sleep! The nearby wind turbines turning…

PCT Day 52 – Sunday June 4

PCT Day 52 – Sunday June 4 Mile 571 to Mile 588.2 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 17.2 Feet Ascended Today: 2918 Feet Descended Today: 3155 Current Elevation: 5014 Steps: 49646 I felt like I was sleeping in a wind tunnel last night. It was very windy on the ridge where we were camped and I…

PCT Day 51 – Saturday June 3

PCT Day 51 – Saturday June 3  Tehachapi Willow Spring Road Mile 558.5 to Mile 571 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 12.5 Feet Ascended Today: 2669 Feet Descended Today: 1545 Current Elevation: 5202 Steps: 40199 We got a ride back to the trailhead at Willow Spring Road this morning from a trail angel at 6:00 am.…