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 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”

Day 109: Milk Creek

August 19, 2018 2510.6-2529.3 I woke up feeling afraid and anxious. I was sure when I opened my tent fly, I’d either find a bear waiting for me in the trees or discover that my food bag had been devoured in the night. The river nearby was so loud I didn’t hear a thing allContinue reading “Day 109: Milk Creek”

Day 108: The Start of the Smoke

August 18, 2018 2494.0-2510.6 Last night the wind picked up and came gusting through my campsite all night long, sending a fine layer of dust and sand under my rainfly and into my tent, coating everything. Oh well. I shook my things out as well as I could and prepared to hike.   There’s moreContinue reading “Day 108: The Start of the Smoke”

Day 107: A 20-Mile Day!

August 17, 2018 2473.8-2494.0 I wasn’t expecting Washington to have so many steep climbs, but I powered over them as best I could. There’s a lot of overgrowth and greenery, making it a little nerve-wracking to hike up steep switchbacks when you can’t quite see where you’re putting your foot down. It’s taking me foreverContinue reading “Day 107: A 20-Mile Day!”

Day 106: Back on the PCT!

August 16, 2018 2464.7-2473.8 Got back on the PCT today. I’m not even sure how much the day count matters now. Last night I lay awake having a mild panic attack. Should I be doing this? Is it worth all the hassle of getting back on the trail if I’m just gonna end up getting offContinue reading “Day 106: Back on the PCT!”