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PCT Day 3: Smashing Pumpkins, or Thank God I Pulled My Hamstring

March 27, 2014 Mile 41 to Mile 59.5 I woke up early to the same cold, blustery weather that had forced me into my quilt shivering the night before. I knew I only had a little over a mile to … Continue reading

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PCT Day 2: Clouds Are Not Cotton Balls

March 26, 2014 Mile 20 to mile 41 Last night around 11:30, one of the increasingly strong gusts of wind pulled a stake that had anchored my tent. When I climbed out to repitch the tent, I stepped into a … Continue reading

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PCT Day 1: Tick, Tick, Tick, Your Time is Up

March 25, 2014 Mile 0 to Mile 19.5 As we drove to the border today, the sky was purple and full of mist. On the way south, we passed the Lake Morena camp ground where I am now sitting and … Continue reading

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What’s that thing on your back?

I’m at the Mann’s house in San Diego and will be getting a ride to the southern terminus (on the border with Mexico near Campo, CA) at 6am tomorrow with three other thru- hikers. My dad and sister will hike … Continue reading

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The “Lasts” and Memories of Spring

Tomorrow I’m leaving Sacramento and will travel to San Diego and then Campo, CA to begin my PCT hike on March 25th. In the past few days, I’ve been encountering more and more “lasts,” or experiences I won’t be having again … Continue reading

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