PCT Day 167 – Wednesday, September 27

PCT Day 167 – Wednesday, September 27  Mile 915.9 to Lyell Fork Creek Mile 931.2 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 15.4 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1801.5 Feet Ascended Today: 3796 Feet Descended Today: 2340 Current Elevation: 10203 Steps:  It was cold when I awoke this morning – another night below freezing. I packed up as quickly…

PCT Day 166 – Tuesday, September 26

PCT Day 166 – Tuesday, September 26  Red’s Meadow Mile 906.7 to Mile 915.9 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 9.2 Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1786.2 Feet Ascended Today: 1986 Feet Descended Today: 769 Current Elevation: 8758 Steps: 31039 I woke up today feeling discouraged. I had hoped to hike all the way to Sierra City and…

PCT Days 164 & 165

PCT Days 164 & 165 Sunday, September 24 Iva Bell Springs – Cascade Valley Trail Mile 7.8 to Red’s Meadow – PCT Mile 906.7 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 0 Non-PCT Miles Hiked Today: 11 Miles Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1777 Feet Ascended Today: ~1300 Feet Descended Today: ~300 Current Elevation: 7705 Steps: 35692 I hit…

PCT Day 163 – Saturday, September 23

PCT Day 163 – Saturday, September 23  Mike 881.1 to Cascade Valley Trail Mile 7.8 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 7.3 Non-PCT Miles Hiked Today: 7.8 Miles Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1758.7 Feet Ascended Today: 2400 Feet Descended Today: 3600 Current Elevation: 7206 Steps: 53525 I awoke to a thin layer new snow on the ground.…

PCT Day 162 – Friday, September 22

PCT Day 162 – Friday, September 22  Vermilion Valley Resort Mile 878.7 to 881.1 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 2.4 Non-PCT Miles Hiked Today: 1.4 Miles Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1751.4 Feet Ascended Today: 1286 Feet Descended Today: 20 Current Elevation: 8899 Steps: 16799 When I awoke it was 33 degrees in the bunkroom. I guessed…

PCT Day 161 – Thursday, September 21

PCT Day 161 – Thursday, September 21  Mile 877.9 to Vermilion Valley Resort Mile 878.7 PCT Miles Hiked Today: .8 Non-PCT Miles Hiked Today: 1.4 Miles Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1749 Feet Ascended Today: 81 Feet Descended Today: 675 Current Elevation: 7692 Steps: 14022 I slept fitfully last night and awoke to the sound of…