Day 101: Solo Female Hiker

June 30, 2018 1092.1-1105.7 Back to the trail! I think I might be bipolar. With as anxious as I’ve been the last few days about the prospect of having to end my hike so suddenly, I was reluctant to get up this morning. Not because I didn’t want to hike, but because the guest bedContinue reading “Day 101: Solo Female Hiker”

Day 100: To Hike or Not to Hike

June 29, 2018 00.0 Woke up super early again. No surprise there. Enjoyed some coffee in the quiet of my room and wondered how early was too early to start making phone calls again. I went for a short walk around Kris and Bobs’ neighborhood in the morning, but most of the day consisted ofContinue reading “Day 100: To Hike or Not to Hike”

Day 99: Why Can’t Doctors Just Work Together?

June 28, 2018 00.0 On Day 99 of my hike, I felt so isolated, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I woke up around 4:00am and just laid there in the bed for an hour, then I crept into the kitchen and quietly made myself some coffee. Then it was back to theContinue reading “Day 99: Why Can’t Doctors Just Work Together?”

Day 98: The Long, Long Road to Reno, NV

June 27, 2018 0.00 I didn’t take any photos today, so I borrowed the cover photo from tomorrow:-) The first thing I did when I woke up at 5:00am was stretch and exercise. I loved it and hoped to maintain the habit long after I finished the trail. I always feel so much better afterContinue reading “Day 98: The Long, Long Road to Reno, NV”

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”