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PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 09.04.2018

  Hiked 24.2 miles today. At mile 235.5. It rained on me overnight. The wind was very strong so I had not bothered pitching the tarp. It wouldn’t have held up to that wind. Seeing dark clouds, I staked the tarp spread on the ground. I staked 3 upwind corners and places large rocks over each stake. This covered my sleeping pad, etc like a blanket. I slipped under the tarp at the unstaked corner. All night the tarp was flapping directly on my body and face. When the rain...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 09.04.2018

  Hiked 24.7 miles today. At mile 211.3. There was a little snow in couple of spots on the trail. I spent most of the day hiking 20 miles to descend the nearly 8000 feet to the desert floor. All the while I could see clouds gather over the San Jacinto massif. The clouds began moving down the mountain, but never reached me. This evening while viewing the mountain from camp, the clouds lifted to reveal new snow on the upper slopes. My camp spot last night being well above...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 07.04.2018

 Tahquitz Here is where I stayed while in Idyllwild. Having left my sun hat in a car, I had more than the usual organizational problems to solve before I could be on the trail. Not having transportation, I expected it to take most of the day. Don’t laugh about the hat. On the PCT without the best clownish looking hat your brain will bake and  your neck fry.  Many people bring specialized umbrellas. Packed all up, I walked out of my room and saw a guy with a backpack getting in a...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 06.04.2018

Hiked 12.6 PCT miles, Detour on Spitler Trail, Total 17.6 miles hiked today, At mile 168.6 i saw a Tarantula photo on the PCT2018 FB group and was reminded that several days ago, Jack and Quoi were talking about seeing a fight between a Tarantula and a snake. The snake was losing. It seemed like I was going uphill all day. I reached the highest elevation of the hike, over 7200 feet. The climbs were steeper than those of previous days. The trail is closed from mile 168.6 to mile...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 06.04.2018

Hiked 21.2 miles today, At mile 156 Here is a sample of my diet and calorie burn. I started the hike weighing 167 pounds. I think I’ll need to eat more than this to maintain weight. Ate a breakfast of 2 pop tarts and a cup of cold coffee then hiked nearly 11 miles to a water tank and picnic table where I had peanut butter on a sandwich thin. Then I hiked 6.5 miles to the highway, caught a ride to the Paradise Cafe where I really ate. There,...

PCT South California / 04.04.2018

Hiked 20.1 miles, At 134.8 miles. I started hiking at 6 am and finished about 6 pm, but I took several long breaks and some shorter ones. Although I feel strong, a muscle on the outside of my right shinbone feels sore when walking downhill. Near the end of the day, I noticed that it was bruised looking and swollen, so even though I wanted to keep hiking, I thought it best to take the next tent site. Over the day, the terrain changed from shady creek side to pink...