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PCT South California / 30.04.2018

Flipped to Walker Pass and hiking south toward Hikertown. Hiked 21.1 PCT miles. At mile 583.3. There was strange weather today. Coyboy camping again, I awoke early seing stars through the tall pines, but no stars in the western sky. After hiking a mile or so I crested a minor ridge and I saw a blanket of clouds on mountains below with some other clouds skirting the hill just ahead. Weather was normal when I saw this long lived oak tree in the early morning. A little more hiking and I was...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 30.04.2018

Flipped to Walker Pass and hiking south toward Hikertown. Hiked 23.9 PCT miles. At mile 604.4. Today I felt much better. I had an early start shortly before sunrise. I took a couple of Ibuprofen with the idea it could help prevent left shoulder pain. I was also made comfortable with the thought that thanks to my stomach my pack weight was decreasing. I took care to do a series of shoulder stretches as I hiked and believe it or not, this was the first day in weeks that I...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 27.04.2018

Day 31 Flipped to Walker Pass and hiking south toward Hikertown. Hiked south 15.3 PCT miles. At mile 628.5. At Mcgiver Cabin the annual one week outting of Kenny Majors and friends was taking place. Kenny’s family had built the cabin on land that it had mineral rights for. His family has been visiting for generations. The group is very welcoming to PCT hikers and offered myself and others to share their breakfast. Even though I already had my morning oatmeal, I joined the group for 2 plates of scrambled eggs,...

PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 27.04.2018

Flipped to Walker Pass and hiking south toward Hikertown. Hiked 8.3 PCT miles. At mile 643.8. I decided to flip, or skip forward and hike back. This means that starting today at mile 651.3 (Walker Pass), I will walk the next 133.5 miles in the south direction until mile 517.8 (Hikertown, Hwy 138). The reason I’ve flipped is that I plan to fly back to Atlanta for a few weeks and with cousin Margaret’s help, it is more convenient and predictable to get to LAX airport from Hikertown, than Walker...