PCT Day 50 – Friday June 2

PCT Day 50 – Friday June 2 Zero in Tehachapi  Today was the most un-relaxing zero day on the trail so far.  I had my resupply boxes and new air mattress shipped to the town of Mojave which was about a half hour drive away.  Not wanting to spend hours walking around town and waiting…

PCT Day 49 – Thursday June 1 

PCT Day 49 – Thursday June 1 Mile 545.1 to Tehachapi Willow Spring Road Mile 558.5 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 13.4 Feet Ascended Today: 2264 Feet Descended Today: 2881 Current Elevation: 3950 Steps: 38021 We decided to sleep in today and hit the trail at 7:00 am. I slept soundly thanks to the mattress I…

PCT Day 48 – Wednesday May 31

PCT Day 48 – Wednesday May 31 Mile 525.8 to Mile 545.1 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 19.3 Feet Ascended Today: 2885 Feet Descended Today: 1273 Current Elevation: 4521 Steps: 52699 We got exceedingly lucky with the weather today. It was overcast and cloudy off and on for most of the day, so we were able…

PCT Day 47 – Tuesday May 30

PCT Day 47 – Tuesday May 30 Mile 510.9 to Mile 525.8 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 14.9 Feet Ascended Today: 1116 Feet Descended Today: 1862 Current Elevation: 3102 Steps: 43426 I awoke in the middle of the night with my hips digging uncomfortably into the hard ground. It took a few minutes for my brain…

PCT Day 46 – Monday May 29

PCT Day 46 – Monday May 29 Upper Shake Campground Mile 493.4 to Mile 510.9 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 17.5 Feet Ascended Today: 2850 Feet Descended Today: 3812 Current Elevation: 3840 Steps: 49524 We awoke early this morning and were on the trail by 6:00 am. It was forecast to be a warm day and…

PCT Day 45 – Sunday May 28

PCT Day 45 – Sunday May 28 San Francisquito Valley Road Mile 478.2 to Upper Shake Campground Mile 493.4 PCT Miles Hiked Today: 15.2 Feet Ascended Today: 3622 Feet Descended Today: 2260 Current Elevation: 4445 Steps: 48071 I woke up early this morning under the trees and was packed up by 5:45 am. I felt…

PCT Day 44 – Saturday May 27

PCT Day 44 – Saturday May 27 Zero at Casa de Luna Today was SUCH a better day than yesterday.   Yesterday I was trying to hike 17.5 miles so I could spend the evening at Casa de Luna, one of the more well-known and beloved Trail Angel homes that take in PCT hikers. I…