May 6 (~15:10 – ~19:10) Walkers Pass – before Joshua Tree Spring (10.0 mi / Total: 662.1 mi) Weather: Warm, but it slowly gets cold and windy with low hanging clouds as I ascend. It gets humid at night. It’s Monday, and we can finally pick up our packages from the Ridgecrest post office that … Continue reading PCT Day 43 : A New Backpack And The Last Days In The Desert
May 5 We wake up in the car, all struggling with an uncomfortable night and lack of sleep. We all agree sleeping in a car was the worst idea ever, and next time, if there ever is one, we will set up our tents instead. After some moving around we continue to Kennedy Meadows, a … Continue reading PCT Day 42 : A Zero And A Drive Up To Kennedy Meadows
May 4 (~06:45 – ~11:45) After Yellow Jacket Spring turnoff – Walkers Pass (13.7 mi / Total: 652.1 mi) Weather: Great! Chilly in the morning but once I walk in the sun it’s warm. I finish walking before it gets too hot. It’s Saturday today, and we’re headed into the town of Ridgecrest. Speedy and … Continue reading PCT Day 41 : Into Ridgecrest To Figure Out The Sierras
May 3 (~06:25 – ~18:45) Before Kelso Road – after Yellow Jacket Spring turnoff (23 mi / Total: 638.4 mi) Weather: It’s a good hiking temperature, although it gets very shot once I go up the last mountain. It’s still chilly in the morning and evening. I set my alarm early, but I can’t help … Continue reading PCT Day 40 : The Mojave Shines
May 2 (~07:25 – ~20:00) Before Radio Tower – before Kelso Road (22.5 mi / Total: 615.4 mi) Weather: Great temperature for hiking. It’s warm but there’s a lot of shade because of of the day runs through the forests. Yesterday felt tough. Mentally and physically it dragged, and when I wake up in the … Continue reading PCT Day 39 : Are There Bears In This Forest?
May 1 (~08:45 – ~19:20) Mountaintop after Highway 58 – before Radio Tower (20.0 mi / Total: 592.9 mi) Weather: Still chilly in the morning but it turns into quiet a nice day, which is not too hot. It turns cold and windy again at night, before I reach the campsite. I have a late … Continue reading PCT Day 38 : The Desert Begins To Drag