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PCT Days 40–43

2018-06-06 | 9 min read
PCT Days 40–43

Trail Miles: 374–444.3 Day 40 I woke up well rested after a night in a real bed. The trail angels, Mike and Sue, were very kind and generous. I was the only hiker staying the night and I had a good conversation over dinner with them. I’ve been amazed by all the trail angels I’ve met along the trail — they’re all so kind and generous to complete strangers. After gulping down the half a sandwich lef…


PCT Days 35-39

2018-06-02 | 5 min read
PCT Days 35-39

Trail Miles: 342–363.4 Days 35–37 We continued resting up for Monica and enjoyed our time with the Trail Angels, Layne and Elise. They took good care of us and we really enjoyed our time with them. We went to the doctor for Monica’s follow up appointment and got the news: while her ankle was better than the week before, if she got back on the trail the problem would come right back. It was a hard …


PCT Days 27-34

2018-05-28 | 5 min read
PCT Days 27-34

Trail Miles: 277.7–298.5 Day 27 We woke up in a real bed and quickly got ready to go as we had packed everything up the night before. We were excited as we were going to be hitting bigger miles this week. We had 17 miles ahead of us for the day and we were ready. We enjoyed a meal of sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice. The trail angel, Elise, drove us out to the trailhead …


PCT Days 19–26

2018-05-20 | 11 min read
PCT Days 19–26

Trail Miles: 179.4 — 266.1 Day 19 We woke up at the Idyllwild Inn rested and ready to go. Thankfully my fever was gone and I felt ready to hike. Taking two zeros wasn’t what we wanted to do, but it was needed and without it I don’t think I could have kept hiking. The Inn provided a shuttle to the Devil’s Slide trail which was 2.2 miles back up to the PCT. It was all uphill and slow going, but we m…


PCT Days 11–18

2018-05-12 | 10 min read
PCT Days 11–18

Trail Miles: 109.5–166.6 + 15 off trail Day 11 We “slept in” till 7 and then took our time getting ready for the trail. We only had 5.4 miles to do so we weren’t in a hurry. We ate our oatmeal, coffee, and pop tarts before setting off. We wandered through the meadows again and then got into a little bit of shade from the trees. We started following a creek which was flowing nicely. It didn’t take …