I hit a couple of big milestones today. I’ve officially hiked over 1500 miles on the the PCT! I’ve also hiked the highest number of miles so far in a single day – 25.4 miles! And, for those of you tracking steps, I walked 68819 steps which is a new record for me as well.
I camped on the shores of Timothy Lake which is popular with day hikers and weekend backpackers. I found a secluded little cove and put up my tent as I listened to the forest transition from day to night. Fished jumped and plopped loudly into the water and insects hummed. I was also hearing some new sounds that I hadn’t heard before coming from the lake – some crunching and chewing noises. Hmm. I wondered that was making those sounds.
It was getting dark as I cooked dinner and I put on my headlamp. It’s getting darker earlier and earlier these days, especially in the woods. I heard a rustling noise and turned my head to illuminate a mouse scurrying out from under the nearby fire ring just past my food bag. I’ll have to watch my food tonight!
PCT 2017 Stats
PCT Day 136 – Sunday August 27
Mile 2049.5 to Timothy Lake Mile 2074.9
PCT Miles Hiked Today: 25.4
Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1513.1
Feet Ascended Today: 2341
Feet Descended Today: 4025
Current Elevation: 3430
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