Day 97: Hitching to Bridgeport

June 26, 2018 1006-1022 I was wide awake at 2:00am. I laid in my tent in the darkness, debating whether to try and go back to sleep or just get up. My body was telling me to get up, and I was further motivated by the knowledge that somewhere along the ridgeline there was reallyContinue reading “Day 97: Hitching to Bridgeport”

Day 96: 1000 Miles!

June 25, 2018 989-1006 It’s amazing how differently some people see their circumstances. Couch Potato looked at the fact that he was coming up on being on the PCT for 100 days and was incredibly discouraged by his lack of progress. River looked at her same situation a few days ago and found a renewedContinue reading “Day 96: 1000 Miles!”

Day 95: Familiar Faces!

June 24, 2018 972.8-989 I woke up the next morning feeling like garbage, but ready to get moving. That’s all you can do out here, really. Just keep moving. We got a late start, but that was okay. Couch Potato was still sleeping when we left. That was okay, too. We were up and overContinue reading “Day 95: Familiar Faces!”

Day 94: Ups and Downs, Ups and Downs

June 23, 2018 957.3-972.8 That morning, Sparky, Ghosthiker, and I hiked out around 7:00am. Couch Potato was still asleep, so I left him a little note in the dirt. I didn’t want him to feel like we’d just up and left him behind, but we certainly didn’t want to wake him. HYOH, right? It wasContinue reading “Day 94: Ups and Downs, Ups and Downs”

Day 92: Touring Yosemite

June 21, 2018 00.0 For the last several days I’d had an obnoxious itch between my shoulder blades. There was no rash or bug bites or anything and it seemed to come and go randomly, so I didn’t know what was going on. I chose to ignore it.  I slept terribly that night despite beingContinue reading “Day 92: Touring Yosemite”

Day 91: Tuolumne Meadows

June 20, 2018 926.1-942.5 I woke up a lot that night even though I was so comfy in my tent and the sound of the rushing river was so soothing. My alarm was set for 5:30am as I was trying to adjust my schedule a little more to suit Couch Potato, but I was wideContinue reading “Day 91: Tuolumne Meadows”

Day 90: So Many Mosquitoes!

June 19, 2018 909.0-926.1 I don’t know if my feet had become soft from 6 days off-trail or if my cork SOLE insoles had finally given up the ghost, but my feet were killing me as we went up and over Island Pass.  I had hoped to be able to conquer Donohue Pass that dayContinue reading “Day 90: So Many Mosquitoes!”

Day 88: Day 5 in Mammoth Lakes

June 17, 2018 00.0 It was Sunday morning and there would be no lab results at the hospital, so I had another zero day to do with as I pleased. The good news was that my symptoms had gone away as soon as the antibiotics kicked in a few days ago, so at least IContinue reading “Day 88: Day 5 in Mammoth Lakes”

Day 87: Day 4 in Mammoth Lakes

June 16, 2018 00.0 I awoke feeling very disoriented. It was Saturday and I had no real reason to get out of bed, so I lay there for a very long time listening to the gentle sleeping sounds of my roommates. It was very early, but I eventually crawled out of bed and went inContinue reading “Day 87: Day 4 in Mammoth Lakes”

Day 86: Day 3 in Mammoth Lakes

June 15, 2018 00.0 We went back to Stellar Brew for breakfast again, then packed up all our stuff to vacate the hotel room. We caught the trolley to the Village, which is an upscale little shopping area just outside of town and very near the hostel. Sparky and Ghosthiker waited for the next trolleyContinue reading “Day 86: Day 3 in Mammoth Lakes”