September 14 (~09:00 – ~19:35) Crabtree Ranger Station – Cottonwood Pass (16.8 mi / Total: 750.2 mi) (+0.9 bonus miles to Crabtree Ranger Station) Total PCT miles: 2604.9 Weather: Very cold in the morning. It warms up though. Just like the last couple of days it’s so cold in the morning I’m reluctant to get … Continue reading PCT Day 163 : The Home Stretch
September 13 (~01:45 – ~12:10) Crabtree Ranger Station – Mt Whitney – Crabtree Ranger Station (off-trail / +14.6 bonus miles) Total PCT miles: n/a Weather: Cold at night and at the summit! It gets very hot again at lower elevation. At 00:45 my alarm goes off, and I decide to go for it. I wear … Continue reading PCT Day 162 : Higher Than High, Summiting Mt Whitney
September 12 (~07:55 – ~18:50) After Bubbs Creek – PCT/JMT Junction (16.1 mi / Total: 767.0 mi) (+0.9 bonus miles to Crabtree Ranger Station) Total PCT miles: 2588.1 Weather: Cold in the morning. Warm during the day, but the wind remains chilly. I have a short day ahead of me to set me up for … Continue reading PCT Day 161 : I’m So High, I’m On Forrester!!
September 11 (~10:15 – ~19:20) Kearsarge Pass Trail – after Bubbs Creek (6.0 mi / Total: 783.1 mi) (+7.3 bonus miles from Onion Valley Trailhead) Total PCT miles: 2572.0 Weather: Warm, but cold in the shade. I’m running around this morning – there’s a 7:45 bus back to Independence, and I have a coffee, two … Continue reading PCT Day 160 : Old Friends, Old Trails, Old Permits
September 10 (~07:00 – ~10:45) Before Kearsarge Pass junction – Kearsarge Pass Trail (1.2 mi / Total: 789.1 mi) (+7.3 bonus miles to Onion Valley Trailhead) Total PCT miles: 2566.0 Weather: Painfully cold in the morning, one of the lakes is frozen. Hot in the sun once it comes out. When my alarm goes off … Continue reading PCT Day 159 : Over Kearsarge And Into Bishop
September 9 (~08:10 – ~20:20) Before Lake Marjorie – before Kearsarge Pass junction (19.4 mi / Total: 790.3 mi) Total PCT miles: 2564.8 Weather: Freezing cold in the morning. Sunny and warm during the day, despite a chilly wind. Cold again in the evening. I wake up and it’s so cold I don’t know how … Continue reading PCT Day 158 : Pinchot And Glen And No, Not Kearsarge