PCT Day 8 – Friday April 21

Day 8 – Friday April 21 Scissors Crossing Mile 77 to Mile 86.6 PCT Miles hiked today : 9.6 Feet Ascended Today: 1750 Feet Descended Today: 750 Current Elevation: 3259 Steps: 30862 I awoke refreshed today after my day off in Julian. My blisters were noticeably improved this morning and I was raring to hit…

PCT Day 7 – Thursday April 20

Day 7 – Julian Zero Day I woke up this morning with every intention of hiking out of Julian after running some errands. But my motivation waned as I sat down to a lovely breakfast of waffles with homemade apple compote. My blistered feet hurt and I felt exhausted. Janis and Jason both planned to…

PCT Day 6 – Wednesday April 19

Day 6 – Julian Mile 60.5 to Scissors Crossing Mile 77 PCT Miles hiked today : 16.8 Feet Ascended Today: 1446.5 Feet Descended Today: 4116 Current Elevation: 4244 Steps: 49350 Today is my first 16+ mile day! I woke up early with wind gusts battering my tent, and my first thought was that I wanted…

PCT Day 5 – Tuesday April 18

Day 5 Mt Laguna Campground Mile 47.5 to Mile 60.5 PCT Miles hiked today : 13 Feet Ascended Today: 2653 Feet Descended Today: 2220 Current Elevation: 4785 Steps: 42311 I’m currently camped on a patch of ground next to the trail near mile 60.5 with wind whipping the tent in giant gusts. Grit is blowing…

PCT Day 4 – Monday April 17

Day 4 – Town Day at Mt Laguna Long Canyon Creek Mile 37.8 to Mt Laguna Campground Mile 47.5 PCT Miles hiked today : 9.7 Feet Ascended Today: 1606 Feet Descended Today: 1480 Current Elevation: 5516 Steps: 31039 I woke up feeling tired again this morning. I suspect I’m fighting a stomach bug or maybe…

Day 3 – Sunday April 16

Day 3 Cottonwood Creek to Long Canyon Creek Mile 37.8 PCT Miles hiked today : 12.3 Feet Ascended Today: 3013 Feet Descended Today: 640 Current Elevation: 5445 Steps: 34674 I slept fitfully last night. I’m not used to sleeping with a group and woke up every time someone rustled as I’m a light sleeper. I…

PCT Day 2 – Saturday April 15

Day 2 – Lake Morena Mile 13.4 to Cottonwood Creek Mile 25.5 PCT Miles hiked today : 12.1 Feet Ascended Today: 2063 Feet Descended Today: 2026 Current Elevation: 3109 Steps: 36651 I woke up around 7:00 am – and realized I got 11 hours of sleep! Wow. No wonder I was so tired the night…