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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...