Day 31 Mile 398.7 to Mile 419.8 Daily mileage: 21.1 Total PCT mileage: 419.8 Today we hit 400 miles! And saw two (non-poisonous) snakes. 🙂 Similar to the last few days, we saw very few people, and any thru-hikers we came across, we didn’t recognize. We had the goal of making it to a fire … Continue reading PCT Journal: Days 31-40 (SoCal Pt. IV)
Day 21 Zero in Big Bear City, CA Daily mileage: 0 Total PCT mileage: 266.1 Finally! Mama Duck, Steel Toe, and I all slept in past 7 am. It was 9 am when we woke up and 10 when we actually got out of bed. It wasn’t long before we headed over to The Broadway … Continue reading PCT Journal: Days 21-30 (SoCal Pt. III)
Day 11 Mile 149 to Cedar Spring Daily mileage: 13.7 PCT + 2.8 side trails Total PCT mileage: 162.7 Last night might have been the first night I didn’t have to wake up at 1 am to go to the bathroom. If you’ve never had to get out of your warm sleeping bag and leave … Continue reading PCT Journal: Days 11-20 (SoCal Pt. II)
Day 0 Scout and Frodo’s - San Diego, CA Arriving at Scout and Frodo’s the day before departing for the trail was truly a blessing. The two of them open their home to thru-hikers beginning their journey on the PCT and their generosity has no bounds. Upon arriving, I received a tour of their home … Continue reading PCT Journal: Days 1-10 (SoCal Pt. I)
Welcome to the obligatory pre-trail gear post! Although I’ve been subconsciously conducting research on the trail for months now, it wasn’t until recently that I decided to stick to my guns and make this hike happen. With that, I allotted myself one month to learn everything I could about thru-hiking gear. In the end, I’m … Continue reading It’s All In The Gear
As I sit here writing this, my mind is being overtaken by exactly one million thoughts. I'm roughly a week out from being on the Pacific Crest Trail, yet I can't believe it's here already. This past weekend I packed up all of my belongings from my shared apartment in Boston, and shuttled them down … Continue reading The Countdown Begins
If you know me in any capacity, you’re already aware that I’m a bit of a strategist. I truly enjoy organizing and planning events, especially when it comes to hiking or traveling. So for my journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, you can bet I’m up for the challenge. Each and every person goes into … Continue reading A Five Month Adventure – How Am I Preparing?