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…

PCT Day 59 – Sunday June 11

PCT Day 59 – Sunday June 11 Spanish Needle Creek Mile 668.7 to Fox Mill Creek Mile 683.1 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 14.4 Feet Ascended Today: 3420 Feet Descended Today: 2140 Current Elevation: 6522 Steps: 43664 I awoke in the middle of the night and realized I wasn’t going to go back asleep until I…

PCT Day 58 – Saturday June 10

Mile 651.3 Walker Pass Campground to Spanish Needle Creek Mile 668.7 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 17.4 Feet Ascended Today: 3570 Feet Descended Today: 3582 Current Elevation: 5110.6 Steps: 5320 DevilFish, a local Trail Angel, picked us up this morning right at 6:00 am at the Lake Isabella Motel. He drove a minivan and was able…

The 2017 Snow in the Sierras Blog Post

A.K.A. In Which Unicorn Decides NOT to Hike Through the Sierras Right Now The Sierra mountains received a much higher amount of snow this winter than is typical. While this has been helpful to alleviate drought conditions in California, it is also taking much longer for the snow in the mountains to melt than in…