April 27 (~04:10 – ~20:20) Hikertown / Highway 138 – Mountaintop before Tehachapi Willow Springs Road (31.4 mi / Total: 549.0 mi) Weather: It’s still fresh in the early morning, and it gets increasingly hot during the day. Luckily it’s just a little overcast now and again and there’s a lot of wind. The wind … Continue reading PCT Day 34 : The Infamous LA Aqueduct, All The Wind And My First 30 Mile Day
April 26 (~06:30 – ~11:45) Forest Service Road 7N23 – Hikertown / Highway 138 (13 mi / Total: 517.6 mi) Weather: Nice and fresh when I first hike in the forest, then it gets to be burning hot again! It’s nice to wake up in the trees for a change, and I get up on … Continue reading PCT Day 33 : That Odd Place Called Hikertown
April 25 (~07:10 – ~19:30) Before Lake Hughes Road – Forest Service Road 7N23 (21 mi / Total: 504.6 mi) Weather: Hot but manageable as the afternoon has more shade, and at times there’s a little wind. It’s not even 5:30 when I hear the first early morning hikers march right past me. It’s dark … Continue reading PCT Day 32 : 500 Mile Done!
April 24 (~06:40 – ~20:00) After Agua Dulce – before Lake Hughes Road (25.1 mi / Total: 483.6 mi) Weather: Crazy hot. Last night I told Speedy and Prince I wouldn’t get up with them in the morning, so when I hear early morning movement in the dark, I turn over and continue to sleep. … Continue reading PCT Day 31 : 25 Miles And So Much UP
April 23 (~05:40 – ~10:20 / ~18:50 – ~20:00) After KOA – after Agua Dulce (11.7 mi / Total: 458.5 mi) Weather: Perfect walking weather in the morning. Super hot in the evening. I set my alarm earlier than ever and I feel invigorated. Every time I woke at night I watched the stars, and … Continue reading PCT Day 30 : A Nero At Hiker Heaven
April 22 (~07:50 – ~19:10) After Big Buck Trail Camp – after KOA (22.4 mi / Total: 446.8 mi) Weather: the sun is warm but the wind is very chilly, so I feel hot and cold at the same time. I get up in my own time again and leave just before eight. I probably … Continue reading PCT Day 29 : The Slog & My First Solo Cowboy Camp