PCT Day 50: Sierra Day 9: Muir Pass

Miles Hiked: 25 PCT Mileage: 852.3 This morning I woke up at 6am. I was really exhausted from getting to camp late the night before. Regardless I packed up all my things and hit the trail as fast as I could. I woke up Fry who told me he was going to hang at campContinue reading “PCT Day 50: Sierra Day 9: Muir Pass”

PCT Day 49: Sierra Day 7: Pinchot and Mather Pass

Miles Hiked: 24 PCT Mileage: 827.3 Today I woke up at dawn in the green grass we camped in last night. I quickly packed up all my things and was loud enough to wake Fry up. He started hiking shortly after me. The day started with a 2k climb up to the top of PinchotContinue reading “PCT Day 49: Sierra Day 7: Pinchot and Mather Pass”

PCT Day 48: Sierra Day 6: Glen Pass and Rae Lakes

Miles Hiked: 21.7 PCT Mileage: 803.3 This morning Fry and I got up early to catch the 7am bus to Independence. We were all packed up and leaving the motel at 6:15am. We had to walk a mile to the grocery store where the bus stop was. On the way we both got Mc DonaldsContinue reading “PCT Day 48: Sierra Day 6: Glen Pass and Rae Lakes”

PCT Day 47: Sierra Day 5: Forester Pass and Bishop

Miles Hiked: 21.7 PCT Mileage: 788.9 I slept for the first time in so long last night. It wasn’t the best sleep but it was sleep regardless. I woke up at 4:45 with no alarm feeling energized. I wrote one of my blog posts and reviewed the map before starting to pack up camp aroundContinue reading “PCT Day 47: Sierra Day 5: Forester Pass and Bishop”

PCT Day 46: Sierra Day 4: Mount Whitney

Miles Hiked: 22.8 Total Mileage: 774.1 This morning I woke up at 4am and started packing up for Whitney. I hardly slept last night and was feeling extra tired. It was nice to only pack what I would need for a day hike and leave the remaining items behind in my tent. I made sureContinue reading “PCT Day 46: Sierra Day 4: Mount Whitney”

PCT Day 45: Sierra Day 3: Crabtree Meadows

Miles Hiked: 16.6 PCT Mileage: 766.3 I opened my eyes at 5am and it was totally bright outside. I was thinking about doing Whitney for Sunrise tomorrow but I’d have to wake up at 1am and the fact that it was totally bright outside at 5am changed my mind. I didn’t sleep well for theContinue reading “PCT Day 45: Sierra Day 3: Crabtree Meadows”

PCT Day 44: Sierra Day 2: Chicken Spring Lake

Miles Hiked: 25.8 Total Mileage: 750.8 I didn’t sleep well last night so naturally I was second to last to leave camp. The first five miles were all downhill to a water source. I stopped halfway to do my stretching routine. The ground was sandy under my feet and I passed by tons of graniteContinue reading “PCT Day 44: Sierra Day 2: Chicken Spring Lake”

PCT Day 43: Sierra Day 1: Into the Sierra

Miles Hiked: 22.8 Total Mileage: 725 This morning I was the first one of the group awake at Kennedy Meadows General store campground. I walked over to the store to see if I could charge my phone and upload some blog posts using the wifi. There is no cell service at Kennedy Meadows. There isn’tContinue reading “PCT Day 43: Sierra Day 1: Into the Sierra”

Day 42: Anxiety on a Zero Day

Miles Hiked: 0 PCT Mileage: 702.2 Today was full of anticipation, preparation, and anxiety. It started with pancakes for breakfast at 8:30am. All the hikers were up early and standing in line for showers, laundry, and food. We all learned that it can take hours to do simple chores at grumpy bears just because ofContinue reading “Day 42: Anxiety on a Zero Day”

PCT Day 38: Desert Days Coming to an End

Miles Hiked: 26.4 PCT Mileage: 635.3 It was cold the morning and I didn’t sleep once again. I didn’t want to get out of my sleeping bag. I wish I still had my pair of leggings it would make it so much easier to get up and get going. Luckily Pippin lent me her rainContinue reading “PCT Day 38: Desert Days Coming to an End”

PCT Day 36: Wind Advisory

Miles Hiked: 16.8 PCT Mileage: 583.3 We all wanted to get back on trail early this morning but since we had to wait for the post office to open at 10am that didn’t happen. I enjoyed sleeping in and eating a grapefruit for breakfast. Kathy drove us to Tehachapi where we stopped at the postContinue reading “PCT Day 36: Wind Advisory”