PCT Day 87: Trinity Alps Wilderness

Miles Hiked: 37.2

PCT Mileage: 1568.8

This morning I got on trail around 6am. I was hurting before the day even got started. The morning was pretty with a sunrise over Mount Shasta. I hiked the first eight miles alone. It was pretty easy but my feet were hurting. I took a break at a trailhead to eat some snacks because my stomach was already growling despite eating breakfast two hours earlier. The forest was super pretty and I listened to music to entertain myself. Trail Diva passed me while I was taking a break. I caught back up at the next water source. I took a short break before pushing on. I really struggled today because we were trying to hike 37 miles without night hiking and I was feeling really tired. It was super hot and I hiked with Trail Diva a lot to distract myself.

My feet were killing me by the end of the day. I stopped to roll them out using my ball very frequently. The last part of the day was the prettiest part of the trail. It went through Trinity Alps Wilderness. The rock was red and looked awesome in the evening sunlight. The flowers were amazing at sunset as well. We arrived at our Beautiful campsite in perfect timing. I never had to pull out my headlamp or anything. Midnight never ended up catching up to us. The past two days have been two of the hardest days I’ve hiked on the PCT this year. I think Shasta took a lot more out of me than I realized. Then the next day I did 30 miles and over 7k of vert coming out of town late into the evening. Then followed with a 37 mile day today. I can’t wait to get some rest in the next town.

Happy Trails!

-Early Bird

Published by Deserrae Potts

Thru Hiker Blogger

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