Before going any further, here's a picture of my hiking group and their names for future reference. That's me on the right, Rocksie in the middle, Salsa on the right, and Perrie being held up in the middle. Salsa is from Germany, I'm from Texas, Perrie is from Austrailia, and Rocksie is from Nebraska. Day … Continue reading PCT Part 2, Sand to Snow (mile 77 – 180)
Day 1 (mile 0 - 20) Obligatory monument picture. Behind me you can see a wall which is the Mexican-American border. If you're wondering, I didn't start alone either. We had a pretty large group coming from Scout and Frodo's. The morning of day 1 started perfectly cool and cloudy. After we took our pictures … Continue reading PCT Part 1, The Journey Begins (mile 0 – 77)
As of writing this I am less than 24 hours from setting foot on the Pacific Crest Trail. After a year of planning, obsessing, training, and talking about the PCT non-stop to friends and family (thanks for putting up with it) I am just 1 day away from actually doing it. No more reading blogs … Continue reading PCT Day 0
What scares me most about this upcoming hike? Surprisingly snakes and bears aren't even at the top of the list.
1/19/2019, Saturday Apologies for taking a while to get this post out, but day 5 on the Lone Star Trail was arguably one of the most physically and mentally taxing days in recent memory. But now - two days later and writing from the comfort of my apartment - I am generally recovered and composed … Continue reading Lone Star Trail Day 5
1/18/2019, Friday Day 4 is done! Another 18 mile day, although tonight we're sleeping luxuriously in a little cabin in the town of Coldspring. The day began with, as is no surprise to anyone, mud. And no small amount either. We had muddy conditions for the first 6 miles or so. The air was heavy … Continue reading Lone Star Trail Day 4
1/17/2019, Thursday Day 3 finished, unfortunately you won't see this one or day 2 until Friday evening (1/18/2018) since cell service had been non existent. Today was definitely the hardest day, despite having overall easier terrain. We traded the mud for walking on the road which was nice. At first. The blister I formed yesterday … Continue reading Lone Star Trail Day 3
1/16/2019, Wednesday After 18 miles, we've finished day 2 of our Lone Star trail hike. I'm currently writing this as a steady rain falls and daddy-long-legs crawl over the mesh of my tent. Note that I probably won't be able to upload this until Friday when we come to a town. Starting the day early, … Continue reading Lone Star Trail Day 2
1/15/2019, Tuesday Day 1 of the Lone Star Trail is done! And so begins my first on trail blog post. So bear with me as I am very tired and this is my first time doing this. Currently sitting in my tent, eating corn nuts and oreos for dinner and then I'll hit the sack … Continue reading Lone Star Trail Day 1
I've gotten a lot of questions about my upcoming hike of the PCT so I'd like to address a few of them here.