April 4 (~08:50 – ~16:45) Highway 74- Fobes Ranch Trail junction (14.8 mi / Total: 166.6 mi) Weather: Overcast in the morning. Then it gets hot with a cold wind later on. Wind gets stronger at night, when it rains a little. After spending all night uploading blog posts, I get up early so I … Continue reading PCT Day 11 : A Magnificent (And Miserable) Start To The San Jacinto Mountains
April 3 (~07:00 – ~08:30) Tentsite after Table Mountain Rd – Highway 74 (3.6 mi / Total: 151.8 mi) Weather: Still fresh in the early morning. Warm during the day. I set my alarm early so I can possibly catch Speedy before she heads off to Paradise Valley Cafe in the morning. I manage to … Continue reading PCT Day 10 : An Unexpected Nero At Idyllwild
April 2 (~08:25 – ~16:30) Tentsite after Chihuahua Rd – tentsite after Table Mountain Rd (16.7 mi / Total: 148.2 mi) Weather: Hot, windy. Some clouds in the afternoon. I wake up at 5 when my tent half collapses on me again. It’s erected with two trekking poles, but one of them doesn’t seem to … Continue reading PCT Day 9 : Ready, Go, Repeat
April 1 (~07:30 – ~17:25) Agua Caliente Creek – tentsite after Chihuahua Rd (19 mi / Total: 131.5 mi) Weather: Hot again. The forest is friendlier in daylight. I pack up and quickly gain elevation into a landscape that reminds me of New Zealand, with a playful path and varied green bushes. It leads down … Continue reading PCT Day 8 : Something Old, Something New
March 31 (~19:20 – ~20:10) Warner Springs – Agua Caliente Creek (3.3 mi / Total: 112.5 mi) Weather: Hot during the day, overcast (and dark) when I begin to walk. Warner Springs! My first real resupply town. Speedy and I wake up in the forest right next to the tiny village and walk over to … Continue reading PCT Day 7 : A Nero At Warner Springs
March 30 (~07:30 – ~18:00) Tentsite before Third Gate – just before Warner Springs (21.5 mi / Total: 109.2 mi) Weather: Increasingly warm. I wake up in the most perfect tiny campsite, right next to the trail. It’s the best way to start the day: in nature, in solitude. I continue the path along the … Continue reading PCT Day 6 : Hitting Mile 100!