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PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 17.04.2018

Hiked 12.6 miles today. At mile 369.3 At Pines Cabins in Wrightwood. Resupply and hiking day. I think it is funny when the weather forecast is variable winds. What is that supposed to mean? Should I go outside? Today on the PCT, varible winds varied from the two-step-sidestep to the “gravity defying, hey look at me, I can walk on a wall!” Here is a link to a YouTube video of the wind I experienced.  Video opens in a new tab. Winds on PCT near Wrightwood In town resupplying and sharing a...

PCT South California / 16.04.2018

Hiked 21.1 miles today. At mile 356.7 It was tough miles in the afternoon. I began a 27 mile stretch without water that also climbs from under 3000 feet to over 8000 feet.. Today I completed 3500 feet of that climb while carrying over 7 liters of water. It was down to 5 liters by day’s end. Here is my water layes out at the El Cajon McDonalds. My left shoulder has been bothering me and I’ve tried a lot of different positions to get more comfort Today I figured...

PCT South California / 15.04.2018

Hiked 18.7 miles today, At mile 335.6 Most of the day was spent hiking above, below, and around Lake Silverwood. I hiked under the dam, then climbed up over the lake. This lake is actually the main feeder reservoir for other downstream reservoirs that supply Los Angeles with most of it’s water.   The highlight of the day was reaching the Cleghorn Picnic Shelter where there was running water and bathrooms and real civilized picnic tables to sit at and eat. To top it off, Pizza can be delivered here. I...

PCT South California / 14.04.2018

Hiked 22.1 miles today, At mile 318 I’m laying here under the stars in the California desert with the Big Dipper, handle down in front of me. It is a pleasant cool windless night. I’ve dropped 2000 feet since last night’s camp. Great place to type a blog. The highlight of the day was hot springs and the hike down deep creek gorge. For miles I walked along the wall of the gorge gazing down at deep pools of water hundreds of feet below. It seemed like all hikers were...