PCT Day 68 – Tuesday June 20

PCT Day 68 – Tuesday June 20 Mile 1716.7 to Mile 1710 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 6.8 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 752.1 Feet Ascended Today: 2192 Feet Descended Today: 704 Current Elevation: 5886 Steps: 29400 Given the late hour that we went to bed, I was pleasantly surprised to sleep well last night. I awoke…

PCT Days 65, 66 & 67

PCT Day 65, 66 & 67June 17, 18 & 19 Lone Pine to Ashland On Saturday, we spent most of the day discussing where to hike next. A big group of 15-20 hikers at the hotel decided not to hike the Sierras and so we compared notes as we discussed where to go. We poured…

PCT Day 64 – Friday June 16

PCT Day 64 – Friday June 16 Death Canyon Creek Mile 730.8 to Trail Pass Junction Mile 745.3 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 14.5 Feet Ascended Today: 3056 Feet Descended Today: 1538 Current Elevation: 3727 Steps: 53146 I was motivated to get on the trail today since today we’d be hiking into town! The prospect of…

PCT Day 63 – Thursday June 15

PCT Day 63 – Thursday June 15 Mile 715 to Death Canyon Creek Mile 730.8 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 15.9 Feet Ascended Today: 3000 Feet Descended Today: 2380 Current Elevation: 8959 Steps: 46092 We got up a little later than planned this morning, as we arrived at our campsite near dusk the previous evening. One…

PCT Day 62 – Wednesday June 14

PCT Day 62 – Wednesday June 13  Kennedy Meadows Mile 702.2 to Mile 715 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 12.8 Feet Ascended Today: 2850 Feet Descended Today: 510 Current Elevation: 8384 Steps: 41936 We weren’t in a big hurry this morning and took our time to get packed up. I ate a breakfast of blueberry pancakes,…

PCT Day 61 – Tuesday June 13

Zero Day in Kennedy Meadows I had a lovely day relaxing in Kennedy Meadows and working through my resupply box. I had sent all of the gear needed to traverse the High Sierras to Kennedy Meadows – including a bear canister, whippet (hiking pole with an ice axe handle), crampons, microspikes, 8 days of food,…

PCT Day 60 – Monday June 12

PCT Day 60 – Monday June 12 Fox Mill Creek Mile 683.1 to Kennedy Meadows Mile 702.2 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 19.1 Feet Ascended Today: 2740 Feet Descended Today: 3200 Current Elevation: 6149 Steps: 5742 I made it to Kennedy Meadows today!! This is one of the most significant milestones for PCT hikers, as it…