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…

PCT Day 160 – Wednesday, September 20

PCT Day 160 – Wednesday, September 20  Mile 859.5 to Mile 877.9 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 18.4  Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1748.2 Feet Ascended Today: 3692 Feet Descended Today: 4030 Current Elevation: 8250 Steps: 60102 I woke up today feeling more rested and was glad I stopped earlier last night. My goal today was to…

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…