PCT Day 116 – Nero Day in Etna

PCT Day 116 – Nero Day in Etna

Today I spent the morning in Etna and then hiked out to the trail in the afternoon. This is called a “nero” day in thru-hiker parlance. I began my nero day in Etna by hanging out in town and doing some doing town chores. The following pictures summarize my...
PCT Day 115 – Meeting Papa Joe in the Russian Wilderness

PCT Day 115 – Meeting Papa Joe in the Russian Wilderness

I awoke to a fabulous sunrise from my vantage point perched atop the ridge, ready to hike through the Russian Wilderness to Etna. Or, more accurately, when I awoke the pre-sunrise dawn was just beginning. The sun finally peeked above the horizon as I finished packing...