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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...

PCT South California / 03.04.2018

Hiked 20.3 miles today. At mile 114.7 Crossed the 100 mile mark today, completed my first resupply, completed my first week, and hike 2nd 20 mile day. A hiking family on Easter break were camped in the same site as me. As I headed out, I was surprised to see they were actually seconds in front of me haven broken camp very fast. I hiked along with them and found out that the family did the PCT in 2015. The youngest, Whisper, was 9 at the time. Last year the...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 02.04.2018

Hiked 20 miles, At mile 94.4 Cowboy camped in the desert and woke Easter morn to a full moon setting over a mountain. At the road before Scissors Crossing there was a trail angel named Lindsey. She had brought the famous Julian Apple Pies. What a 2nd breakfast! At 0.8 miles further on was the water cache. Here a trail angel had left Coors Light so I had a beer for my 3rd breakfast.                                                     Here is a pipe gate. You see them a lot on the PCT. They only open a...

PCT Thru Hike / 02.04.2018

Hiked 20 miles, At mile 94.4 Cowboy camped in the desert and woke Easter morn to a full moon setting over a mountain. At the road before Scissors Crossing there was a trail angel named Lindsey. She had brought the famous Julian Apple Pies. What a 2nd breakfast! At 0.8 miles further on was the water cache. Here a trail angel had left Coors Light so I had a beer for my 3rd breakfast.     Here is a pipe gate. You see them a lot on the PCT. They only open a...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 02.04.2018

Hiked 18.5 miles, at mile 74.5 It was 6 pm and I had hiked on farther than the others as they selected earlier tent sites. UIt was 6 pm and I had decided to stop at the next tent site. I was in real desert now with cactus and spiny things all around and I had quickly learned to be careful drivingre you layed things down. My sitting pad had already picked up some barbs which were soon transferred to my finger. So, best option was to stick to...