PCT Day 139 : Ridge Walks And Lake Views


August 21 (~06:40 – ~20:20) Before Painted Rock trail junction – Phipps Creek (30.9 mi / Total: 1112.7 mi) Total PCT miles: 2254.9 Weather: Warm but the sky is shrouded with hazy clouds, so now and again it’s overcast and a little chillier. I wake up in my perfectly quiet spot and try to start … Continue reading PCT Day 139 : Ridge Walks And Lake Views

PCT Day 138 : The Last Town Stop In NorCal


August 20 (~06:40 – ~12:00 / ~16:15 – ~20:15) After Snowbank Spring – before Painted Rock trail junction (24.9 mi / Total: 1143.6 mi) Total PCT miles: 2224.0 Weather: Cold in the morning. Then warm, with lots of wind at high elevation. I need to make one last town stop before South Lake Tahoe, which … Continue reading PCT Day 138 : The Last Town Stop In NorCal

PCT Day 135 : The Unhappy Southbounder


August 17 (~07:20 – ~20:30) Between Lookout Rock and Bear Creek – before Mount Etna (27.0 mi / Total: 1230.6 mi) Total PCT miles: 2137.0 Weather: Warm, hot, luckily there’s shade in the forest. I wake up around 2 in the morning to dry branches creaking under heavy hoofs. I know it’s just a deer, … Continue reading PCT Day 135 : The Unhappy Southbounder