PCT Day 159 – Tuesday, September 19

PCT Day 159 – Tuesday, September 19  Evolution Lake Mile 843 to Mile 859.5 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 14.7 Non-PCT Miles Hiked: 2.2  Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1729.8 Feet Ascended Today: 1277 Feet Descended Today: 3726 Current Elevation: 8420 Steps: 53108 I woke up feeling tired and worn down this morning. Today’s itinerary primarily consisted…

PCT Day 158 – Monday, September 18

PCT Day 158 – Monday, September 18  Mile 826.3 to Evolution Lake Mile 843 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 16.7 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1713.3 Feet Ascended Today: 4203 Feet Descended Today: 1723 Current Elevation: 10874 Steps: 56708 It was so nice to awake without frost on my tent this morning. Sleeping at a lower elevation…

PCT Day 157 – Sunday, September 17

PCT Day 157 – Sunday, September 17  Mile 809.3 to Mile 826.3 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 17 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1696.6 Feet Ascended Today: 2246 Feet Descended Today: 4856 Current Elevation: 8428 Steps: 54751 I awoke shortly after 5:00 am and my tent was covered in frost again. I packed up my tent by…

PCT Day 156 – Saturday, September 16 

PCT Day 156 – Saturday, September 16  Rae Lakes Mile 793.5 to 809.3 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 15.8 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1679.6 Feet Ascended Today: 3751 Feet Descended Today: 3273 Current Elevation: 11041 Steps: 54610 I was cold when I awoke this morning. I checked the temperature and it was 31 degrees outside. Wow.…

PCT Day 155 – Friday, September 15

PCT Day 155 – Friday, September 15  Onion Valley Trailhead to Rae Lakes Mile 793.5 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 4.4 Non-PCT Miles Hiked Today: 7.5 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1663.8 Feet Ascended Today: 3873 Feet Descended Today: 2728 Current Elevation: 10617 Steps: 45275 I awoke at 5:00 am despite staying up past 11 last night…

PCT Day 154 – Thursday, September 14

PCT Day 154 – Thursday, September 14  Bullfrog Lake Junction Mile 788.5 to Onion Valley Trailhead PCT Miles Hiked Today: 0 Non-PCT Miles Hiked Today: 7.5 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1658.8 Feet Ascended Today: 1234 Feet Descended Today: 2560 Current Elevation: 3940 Steps: 29292 I awoke early today as I wanted to arrive at the…

PCT Day 153 – Wednesday, September 13

PCT Day 153 – Wednesday, September 13 Tyndall Creek Mile 774.7 to Bullfrog Lake Junction Mile 788.5 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 13.7 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1658.8 Feet Ascended Today: 3288 Feet Descended Today: 3610 Current Elevation: 10526 Steps: 47218 I awoke at 6:00 am today and was pleased to discover that it hadn’t rained…