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 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 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 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 85: Day 2 in Mammoth Lakes

June 14, 2018 00.0 Zero day in Mammoth Lakes! We grabbed coffee and breakfast at Stellar Brew, which was delicious. Went to Vons for some groceries to mail ahead and some toiletries – mainly a good razor and shaving cream. 10 days = scary hairy legs and underarms. I took a long time at VonsContinue reading “Day 85: Day 2 in Mammoth Lakes”

Day 84: Mammoth Lakes has a Fantastic Hospital

June 13, 2018 00.0 Despite my best efforts, I awoke early the next morning. It took me a few moments to recall where I was, and for a while I simply lay there, unable and unwilling to move. The bed felt so cushy and I felt so bone-weary. But I did eventually move, slowly. IContinue reading “Day 84: Mammoth Lakes has a Fantastic Hospital”

Day 83: 24.6 Miles

June 12, 2018 882.2 to Horseshoe Lakes Trailhead at 903.3, then 3.5 miles to Horseshoe Lake We went over Silver Pass today with very little trouble. Other hikers said they planned to hike all the way to Horseshoe Lake Trailhead to catch the last shuttle to Mammoth Lakes, which would leave the trailhead parking areaContinue reading “Day 83: 24.6 Miles”

Day 81: Vermillion Valley Resort

June 10, 2018 866.5-878.7 So cold. So very, very cold. One our way down the mountain we were walking gingerly to avoid slipping on the ice-covered rocks and roots. At one point, I put my foot down on a large, steep rock and just as I was thinking, “This is probably slippery-” my foot flewContinue reading “Day 81: Vermillion Valley Resort”