PCT Day 56: Sierra Day 15: Spiller Creek and Benson Pass

Miles Hiked: 24.8 PCT Mileage: 972.7 This morning I woke up at 5am. I was still tired and I knew everyone else would be slower than me so I laid down for another hour. I was tired anyways. Turns out I was still the first person to leave camp despite being tired and waiting soContinue reading “PCT Day 56: Sierra Day 15: Spiller Creek and Benson Pass”

PCT Day 55: Sierra Day 14: Glen Aulin

Miles Hiked: 5.9 PCT Mileage: 948.3 This morning I woke up at 6am in the Yosemite Backpackers campsite. I got a great night of sleep last night and was feeling so much better than yesterday. I packed up my tent, said goodbye to Honeymoon and walked two miles back to the Yosemite Lodge to getContinue reading “PCT Day 55: Sierra Day 14: Glen Aulin”

PCT Day 54: Sierra Day 13: Tuolumne Meadows

Miles Hiked: 24 PCT Mileage: 942.5 I really wanted to make sure I got to Tuolumne early today. I woke up at 3am and started hiking by 3:30am. Since I set up camp at 6pm last night I felt pretty well rested from the day before sleep wise but still really tired body wise. ItContinue reading “PCT Day 54: Sierra Day 13: Tuolumne Meadows”

PCT Day 53: Sierra Day 12: Red’s Meadow

Miles Hiked: 24 PCT Mileage: 915.4 Since I got to camp so early last night I was able to sleep well and wake up really early. I was on trail at 5am. Around 2am last night Vulture woke everyone up and told us to put our filters away because everything was freezing. A frozen filterContinue reading “PCT Day 53: Sierra Day 12: Red’s Meadow”

PCT Day 52: Sierra Day 11: Virginia Lake

Miles Hiked: 19.1 Total Mileage: 891.3 This morning I woke up around 6am feeling totally exhausted. I did not want to hike today I was so sore. I packed up my tent so slowly. For breakfast I ate a ton of junk food snacks I sent myself because I knew I had too much foodContinue reading “PCT Day 52: Sierra Day 11: Virginia Lake”

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 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”