Monthly Archives: May 2019

So you want to summit?

Day 7: Fobes Saddle to Mt. San Jacinto Trail miles 166.5-181.2 plus 3.3 miles to the top of the peak May 9, 2019 Today was a huge day. I left camp at 6 and had no chance to work on … Continue reading

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Day 6: Paradise Valley to Fobes Saddle Trail miles 151.9-166.5 May 8, 2019 After a breakfast of eggs, cereal, and ice cream, I walked to the Idyllwild town center with Carjack and T-Pain to hitchhike back to the trailhead in … Continue reading

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A Day of Rest

PCT Day 5: Zero in Idyllwild May 7, 2019 Today was a day for chores and socializing. The coffee shop was for cards and chess; the grocery store offered more supplies (can you say Snickers?); the post office was a … Continue reading

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A Valley Called Paradise

Day 4: Trail Angel Mary’s to Paradise Valley Cafe Trail miles 145.5-151.9 May 6, 2019 In the morning, everything was wet. I peeked out to find a low-hanging mist blowing through camp, and promptly zipped my tent shut again. I … Continue reading

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Day 3: Ridge of Combs Peak to Mary’s Place Trail miles 129.2-145.5 May 5, 2019 I woke at first light. Although if I tell the whole story, I woke many times before that, as the wind raked across the ridge, … Continue reading

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Breaking New (to me) Ground

Day 2: Agua Caliente Creek to Combs Peak Ridge Trail miles 114.7-129.2 May 4, 2019 I was sluggish in the cold morning as I brushed condensation from my tent and quilt. A pain I’d felt the night before in my … Continue reading

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Matters of Mind

Day 1: Warner Springs to Agua Caliente Creek Trail miles 111.4-114.7 May 3, 2019 By far the hardest working part of my body as I walked from the side of the road where my dad dropped me off to my … Continue reading

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Here we go again

It’s been 5 years since my first attempt at a thru-hike of the PCT ended in flames (more like flaming pain in my foot). I’m back with a cool scar and a lame story (about genetics and extra muscles and … Continue reading

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