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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...