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PCT South California / 21.04.2018

Hiked 17.3 miles today.At mile 444.3. Last night while sleeping I had sore feet. They really ached! It’s strange because they only hurt a little and on occasion while I hiked. I’ve had the same experience earlier in the hike, but with my knees and legs. No problem during the day, but at night, another story. I think it is like when your fingers get cold. They don’t really start hurting until you start warming them. As long as my feet are being used they are okay, but when...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 21.04.2018

Hiked 26.3 miles today. At mile 427. It was a cold night and windy, but I was so worn out that I went to sleep soon after I ate. The climbing and the weight of my pack has piled on these last 3 days so that for the first time in a while, my legs are sore. I got an early start a little before 7 am and before long it started snowing! This was a complete surprise since I had not seen this forecasted. Eventually the clouds lifted enough...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 21.04.2018

Hiked 17 trail miles today not including trail detour and jaunt to top of Mt Williamson. At mile 400.7 Yes, I've hiked 400 miles. Today the trail detoured down Highway 2 to help save the Yellow Legged Tree Frog. I walked the entire reroute, but that was only because no cars came in my direction during the entire time I was walking 2.7 miles on Hwy 2. Here is the trail closure. Here is a lame ski resort named Snow Crest I walked by. The lifts had one seat. It was across...

PCT South California / 20.04.2018

Hiked 14.5 miles today. At mile 383.9. Today I was leaving town so I didn’t get started hiking until 11.30 AM. The big hiking event of the day was summiting Mt Baden Powell. Getting back to Inspiration Point was easy. A trail angel had lent Wallet his old Ford Bronco and Wallet had been driving all over and taking hikers around town and back to the trail. Cricket and Chaucer were getting in the Bronco so I asked if I could come along. Wallet said, “Come on”. I felt a...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 17.04.2018

Hiked 12.6 miles today. At mile 369.3 At Pines Cabins in Wrightwood. Resupply and hiking day. I think it is funny when the weather forecast is variable winds. What is that supposed to mean? Should I go outside? Today on the PCT, varible winds varied from the two-step-sidestep to the “gravity defying, hey look at me, I can walk on a wall!” Here is a link to a YouTube video of the wind I experienced.  Video opens in a new tab. Winds on PCT near Wrightwood In town resupplying and sharing a...

PCT South California / 16.04.2018

Hiked 21.1 miles today. At mile 356.7 It was tough miles in the afternoon. I began a 27 mile stretch without water that also climbs from under 3000 feet to over 8000 feet.. Today I completed 3500 feet of that climb while carrying over 7 liters of water. It was down to 5 liters by day’s end. Here is my water layes out at the El Cajon McDonalds. My left shoulder has been bothering me and I’ve tried a lot of different positions to get more comfort Today I figured...