Miles Hiked: 21 Total Milage: 227 Location: Snow Lake This morning I woke up around 6am. It was so cold I didn’t want to get out of my sleeping bag. My shoes were frozen solid and my feet were in a lot of pain from the cold but I knew it would help numb anyContinue reading “Day 15: Bear Sighting #1 and Javelinas”
Monthly Archives: April 2021
Day 14: Oh my Gila!
Miles Hiked: 19 Total Milage: 206.45 Location: Glia Rive Alt mile 56.2 This morning I woke up at Doc Campbells around 6am. I packed up my things ate breakfast and hit the trail around 7am with everyone else. We started the day with a 5 mile round trip road walk that included a 1 mileContinue reading “Day 14: Oh my Gila!”
Day 13: Doc Campbells
Miles Hiked: 11 Total Milage: 187.45 Location: Doc Campbells Post This morning the four of us all slept in and didn’t leave camp until around 8am. We were excited to get to town but we knew the river crossings would be absolutely freezing until the sun came up. I was hoping Jenga might catch usContinue reading “Day 13: Doc Campbells”
Day 12: Follow the Carins Karen!
Miles Hiked: 17.3 Total Milage: 176.45 Location: Gila River Alt Mile 26.9 This morning our group all woke up around 5:45am. I did some stretches, drank my breakfast shake, and packed up to go hiking. When Revolt was getting ready I could tell he didn’t feel good and he said that he felt like throwingContinue reading “Day 12: Follow the Carins Karen!”
Day 11: Into the Gila
Miles Hiked: 18 Total Milage: 159.15 Location: Moore Canyon, Mile 10.6 of the Gila Alternate This morning I woke up in my tent with Itchy around 6:30am and started getting ready for the trail. Before we left Itchy and I walked down the street to get some coffee from Javalina coffee shop. I was sadContinue reading “Day 11: Into the Gila”
Day 10: Zero Day #2 / Taco Tuesday
Miles Hiked : ZeroTotal Milage 141.15Location: Triple Crown Hostel, Silver City NM I fell asleep around 7pm last night and slept great until 5:30am. Our friend “Flash” who we met on the AT picked up Itchy at 6am and drove her back to her car in Lordsburg. I talked to Flash out by his carContinue reading “Day 10: Zero Day #2 / Taco Tuesday”
Day 9: Silver City!
Miles Hiked: 18 Total Milage: 141.15 Location: Triple Crown Hostel, Silver City New Mexico Last night I slept great. I woke up around 5:45 to the sounds of my friends packing up their camp things. I woke Itchy up and we started getting ready as well. For breakfast I made a shake of carnation breakfast,Continue reading “Day 9: Silver City!”
Day 8: Burro Mountain Homestead
Miles hiked: 18.2 Total Milage: 123.15 Location: Burro Mountain Homestead Today I woke up around 5am. I was pretty cold last night and I noticed my sleeping bag had a layer of frost on it in the morning. I packed up as quickly and quietly as I could and got on trail around 5:30 am.Continue reading “Day 8: Burro Mountain Homestead”
Day 7: Mile Marker 100
Miles hiked: 20.3 Total Milage: 104.95 Location: Guthook mile 103.6 Today I woke up around 7am. I set my last blog posts to post each day while I’m out hiking, updated facebook and got out of bed to pack up my things. My friend Pop Rocks gave me a call before we left. It’s soContinue reading “Day 7: Mile Marker 100”
Day 6: Zero # 1
Miles hiked: 0 Total Milage: 84.6 Location: Econolodge Lordsburg, New Mexico Today was a zero day! I had so much stuff to do. First we started off with laundry and I had my left over mexican food for breakfast. Then we planned out the route to silver city before I went to the grocery storeContinue reading “Day 6: Zero # 1”
Day 5: Lordsburg!
Miles Hiked: 14 Total Milage: 84.64 Location: Econolodge, Lordsburg Today I woke up without an alarm around 5am. I did some stretches and packed up quietly before leaving camp around 6am. My goal was to get to the water cache seven miles away before everyone else so I could take a long break before walkingContinue reading “Day 5: Lordsburg!”
Day 4: Washes
Miles Hiked: 18.3 Total Milage: 70.6 Location: Wash with Free Fall, Itchy, Jenga, Revolt, and Rad Today I woke up Incredibly well rested and well fed for the first time on the trail. Jenga, Rad and I all left camp around 7am. We passed Itchy and Free Fall camping in a wash about a mileContinue reading “Day 4: Washes”
Day 3: Sore Ankles
Miles hiked: 16.1 Total Milage: 52.3 Location: Wash with Jenga and Rad This morning I woke up pretty late. Last night it was so windy I found myself wondering if there were tornado warnings. My tent was flapping very loudly all night and I was on the ground again so I hardly slept at all.Continue reading “Day 3: Sore Ankles”
Day 2: Struggle Bus
Miles Hiked: 19 Total Milage: 36.25 Location: “Wash” Last night I got a hole in my sleeping pad almost immediately so I spent the entire night on the hard ground which was VERY frustrating considering it was the first day of a five day stretch. The morning started with a 0.5 minimum walk back toContinue reading “Day 2: Struggle Bus”
Day 1: Crazy Cook!!
Miles Hiked: 17.25 Total Milage: 17.25 Location: Trail Junction off mile 16.7. Commadore Road. This morning we all woke up around 5am and started to get ready for the trail. I took a shower, ate a muffin for breakfast, put on my hiking clothes, and got a call from Luke. Camp Crazy Cook shuttle pickedContinue reading “Day 1: Crazy Cook!!”