Monthly Archives: April 2014

It’s a Hard Knock Life, or Meditations on (Temporary) Termination

I came off the PCT on April 4th, 2014. Tomorrow I will see a doctor in Sacramento, where I live, and will likely be referred to a podiatrist for peroneal tendonitis. I developed this tendonitis in early February when I … Continue reading

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PCT Day 11: Opiates, God, and a Sickening Reentry

April 4, 2014 Mile 121 to Mile 127 I shifted under my quilt in the pre-dawn light, squirming away from the wet walls of my tent. Meander was up. When I stopped rustling my down, I could hear him moving. … Continue reading

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PCT Day 10: Decision Day

April 3, 2014 Mile 109.5 to Mile 121 Meander had been waiting out the rain and snow at Monty‚Äôs while I was there tending to my tendonitis and getting new shoes, and we left together from the Warner Springs Community … Continue reading

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PCT Days 7-9: Tendonitis, Tears, and a Triple Zero in Warner Springs

March 31 – April 2, 2014 Stuck at Mile 109.5 On the morning of the 31st, the thru-hikers who had stayed with him the night before piled into Monty’s truck again and took off for the Warner Springs Post Office. … Continue reading

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PCT Day 6: Cave Dwellers and the Hiker Bar

March 30, 2014 Mile 96 to Mile 109.5 Last night I fell asleep around 9 after setting up my tent in what I thought was a relatively sheltered site. LaVonne was camped in Billy Goat’s cave, a tiny horizontal cylinder … Continue reading

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