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Zero Day in LA (I kid you not)

Day 27: Zero in LA May 29, 2019 The appeal of a trip to LA on a rest day from a PCT hike may at first seem difficult to grasp. When I was confronted with a choice between spending a … Continue reading

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Hiker Heaven

Day 26: Stealth camp outside KOA to Hiker Heaven (The Saufleys’) Trail miles 444.3-454.5 May 29, 2019   While I was rolling my sleeping pad in the morning, my nose began to bleed, streaming down my face and dripping bright … Continue reading

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Oh glorious sun

Day 25: Godforsaken ridge above Acton to stealth camp near Acton KOA Trail miles 424.3-444.3 May 27, 2019 I opened my eyes to the sound of my 5:30 alarm. My breath fogged and hung in the still air between my … Continue reading

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Snow in the desert…again

Day 24: Glenwood Boy Scout Camp to Godforsaken Ridge above Acton Trail miles 400.5-424.3 May 26, 2019 What do you do when it is 40°F, windy, and rainy? You hike. Because, in T-Pain’s words, “What else are we going to … Continue reading

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Coming down

Day 23: Little Jimmy Camp to Glenwood Boy Scout Camp Trail miles 384-400.5 May 25, 2019 Although the air was still and the night was quiet, it took me a long time to fall asleep last night. Even after I’d … Continue reading

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An Epic on Baden-Powell

Day 22: Wrightwood to Little Jimmy Trail Camp Trail miles 369-384 May 24, 2019 I apologize in advance for such a long post. This day was extremely eventful and emotionally draining, and I want to keep a fairly complete record … Continue reading

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A zero below the snow

Day 21: Zero in Wrightwood May 23, 2019 What can I say about a zero in an extraordinarily hiker-friendly town? I can tell you that it was magical. I can tell you that the coffee was free, the ice cream … Continue reading

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