Day 8: Sometimes Guthooks is Wrong

March 10, 2021 Mile: 89.2 Turns out we had nothing to worry about. The wind died completely around 8:00pm and we had another still, silent night. I find it hard to sleep in absolute silence, but I took a Benadryl and had gotten so little sleep the night before that I slept pretty well despiteContinue reading “Day 8: Sometimes Guthooks is Wrong”

Day 7: Kentucky Camp

March 9, 2021 Mile: 79.3 Another cold night. Makes me extremely glad I decided to bring my 0-degree quilt on this hike. While compiling my gear prior to departure, I remembered how freezing I always was during that first week or two on the PCT in the desert, and I didn’t want to end upContinue reading “Day 7: Kentucky Camp”

Day 6: 10 Good Miles

March 8, 2021 Mile: 61.7 Woke up around 6am and laid in bed for a while so as not to wake Ghosthiker. When it got light enough to see, I looked over at the other bed and realized my hiking partner wasn’t even there! She’d snuck out while I was still asleep, and I’d justContinue reading “Day 6: 10 Good Miles”

Day 5: Patagonia, AZ

March 7, 2021 Mile: 51.1 Once again, I didn’t sleep well last night. Ugh, and I went to bed so freaking exhausted! I’m pretty sure the pain in my knee is keeping me awake. Plus, it was a weird night. I started out cold and happily snuggled in my quilt, then I woke up sweating,Continue reading “Day 5: Patagonia, AZ”

Day 4: The Joy of Hiking

March 6, 2021 Miles: 42.2 I woke up around 3:00am this morning. It was way too early to be getting up so I just laid there trying to doze for another hour or so. It didn’t really work, so I eventually gave up. I let the air out of my Thermarest slowly to avoid wakingContinue reading “Day 4: The Joy of Hiking”

Day 3: “Pasta Alfredo!”

March 5, 2021 Mile: 25.7 Yesterday, because we hadn’t exactly hiked a full day or anything and I wasn’t especially hungry, I just made normal coffee before we hiked out. But today I added the protein mix I brought with me and YUCK! I’m gonna have to change it up or something because I cannotContinue reading “Day 3: “Pasta Alfredo!””

Day 2: First Day on Trail – WOOT!

March 4, 2021 Mile: 13.2 Alright, fam. It’s real now. The out and back to the monument was fun and all but getting started north on the AZT this morning was seriously exciting for me. Once again, I was feeling so many things and was so wrapped up in it all that I took almostContinue reading “Day 2: First Day on Trail – WOOT!”

Day 1: It Begins

March 3, 2021 Miles: 1.7 I’m baaaaaaaaaack!! Well, it’s been a spell, yeah? Lot of things happening in the world, amirite? Pandemics, riots, fires literally everywhere! I mean, jeez. It’s been a fun couple of years, right? Right? Anyway, sometime later in the summer of 2020, when I was just fed up with everything andContinue reading “Day 1: It Begins”

Day 111: The Decision to Go Home

August 21, 2018 Lyman Lake to Holden Village, then on to Leavenworth. I didn’t sleep well last night. Both of my legs were spasming and in severe pain all night long, waking me often as I fought for a comfortable position. 4:30am couldn’t come fast enough, and when my alarm went off I gladly deflatedContinue reading “Day 111: The Decision to Go Home”