PCT Day 34: A Zero Day in Tehachapi

Miles Hiked: ZERO PCT Mileage: 558.5 I have been looking forward to Tehachapi for a long long time. It’s the first Zero day I had planned for myself. Even though I had all those days off for injury in Acton, I felt like I needed this zero so bad. My body was absolutely exhausted. IContinue reading “PCT Day 34: A Zero Day in Tehachapi”

PCT Day 33: Blazing Heat and No Sleep

Miles Hiked: 23.6 PCT Mileage: 558.5 Last night I slept for about four hours before getting up to hike again. I was racing the hot sun. I checked my map last night and saw a shady place with water was 14 miles away. I wanted to make it there before noon. My legs were incrediblyContinue reading “PCT Day 33: Blazing Heat and No Sleep”

Day 32: Hiker Town and the LA Aqueduct

Miles Hiked: 24 PCT Mileage: 534.9 This morning I opened my eyes at 3am. I realized it was too early to start hiking so I fell back asleep until five and hit the trail at 5:30am. The seven miles to Hiker Town through rolling desert hills were very easy. I hiked the last few milesContinue reading “Day 32: Hiker Town and the LA Aqueduct”

PCT Day 31: I’m Going to Be

Miles Hiked: 17.6 PCT Mileage: 511 I woke up feeling absolutely fatigued this morning. Everything hurt. I did start my period yesterday and usually I have a hard time hiking when that happens. I wasn’t surprised by how bad I felt. It took my time packing up camp and doing stretches before hiking up allContinue reading “PCT Day 31: I’m Going to Be”

PCT Day 30: Another Day another Burn Area

Miles Hiked: 15.2 PCT Mileage: 493.4 This morning I woke up in the Manzanita Forest of Casa De Luna. I packed up all my things and went out front to the driveway to hang out with everyone. Joe made us all pancakes for breakfast with fresh fruit and coffee. We all put on Hawaiian shirtsContinue reading “PCT Day 30: Another Day another Burn Area”

PCT Day 23-27: Five Zeros at the Acton KOA :(

Miles Hiked: Zero I spent a total of five days at the Acton KOA waiting for my shin injury to heal. When I limped into town I knew I was in trouble and needed at least three days off. I got in contact with Morgan who runs Blaze Physio. She is a physical therapist whoContinue reading “PCT Day 23-27: Five Zeros at the Acton KOA :(“

Day 20: Wrightwood and Baden Powell

Miles Hiked: 14.5 Total Mileage: 383.9 I have to admit this is the first time I have been caught up on my blog since the first week on trail! Although I still ended up writing this at a break the next afternoon. I have been struggling so much to write and take photos. I’m notContinue reading “Day 20: Wrightwood and Baden Powell”

PCT Day 19: Uphill on Sore Legs

Miles Hiked: 22.1 Total Mileage: 369.3 When I woke up my eyes the sun was bright in the sky. I panicked and thought I slept in until 7am or later. It wasn’t even six yet. I saw lost boy next to me eating some chicken nuggets he packed out. Everyone else was all ready toContinue reading “PCT Day 19: Uphill on Sore Legs”