PCT Day 85: Side Quest #2 Climbing Mount Shasta

Today I woke up at 4:30am at base camp on the clear creek route Mount Shasta. I ate a bean and cheese burrito for breakfast and sorted through my pack in the morning twilight. I was leaving behind anything I didn’t need to get up the mountain today. I only took my backpack, trekking poles,Continue reading “PCT Day 85: Side Quest #2 Climbing Mount Shasta”

PCT Day 84: Clear Creek Trailhead

Miles Hiked: 4.7 (zero PCT miles) PCT Mileage: 1501.3 This morning I woke up early despite it being a town day. I didn’t sleep well and I was excited to go do all my town chores. I took a refreshing shower and packed up all my gear. Everyone else woke up as I was gettingContinue reading “PCT Day 84: Clear Creek Trailhead”

PCT Day 80: A Zero in Fall River Mills

Miles Hiked: ZERO PCT Mileage: 1411.3 Today was my fourth PLANNED zero of the whole PCT. A big deal for me! My other planned zeros were in Tehachapi, Kennedy Meadows, and South Lake Tahoe. My unplanned zeros were the five days I spent in Acton when I thought I possibly had a fracture. I don’tContinue reading “PCT Day 80: A Zero in Fall River Mills”

PCT Day 74: Quincy and Belden

Miles Hiked: 22.8 PCT Mileage: 1286.6 This morning I willed myself awake at 4:45am. It was the perfect temperature outside and I had no problem getting out of my sleeping bag and doing all my chores as I packed up in fifteen minutes and hit the trail by 5am. The miles flew by so fastContinue reading “PCT Day 74: Quincy and Belden”