Mile 379.49 to 395.21 — Today’s miles: 15.72 (but probably more like 18ish, due to the road walk detour) It is a very cold and windy night. The pine trees do block me from some of the wind, but I have to put on my puffy in the middle of the night and am still … More PCT Desert Day 25: Road Walking for Frogs
Day 23: 0 miles Day 24: Mile 369.40 to 379.49 — Today’s miles: 10.09 I wake by habit a little before 6am and kind of lounge around, opening my resupply box — too much food as usual — and noting with delight that I shipped myself two new pairs of socks! I trash the old … More PCT Desert Days 23 & 24: From Zero to Summit
Mile 349.29 to 363.42 — Today’s miles: 14.13, then 4ish non-PCT miles into town As expected, I sleep terribly in the ravine. My tent is pitched on such a slope that I continually wake through the night to find I have slid into the lower left corner. At least there is no wind or rain. … More PCT Desert Day 22: Go Do
Mile 328.71 to 349.29 — Today’s miles: 20.58 After everyone finally settles down, I sleep well at the picnic area. In the early morning I think I hear a tiny patter of rain on my tent, but it’s so brief that I decide it’s just leaves. No one is up yet, and I sleep a … More PCT Desert Day 21: Ridge Walking
Mile 304.88 to 328.71 — Today’s miles: 23.83 Despite my slightly slopey little tentsite, I sleep like a rock. The temperature is perfect all night, and then in the early morning I have a delightful dream starring Susan Sarandon (though sadly not wearing her Bette Davis clothes from Feud). I’m so comfy and cozy that … More PCT Desert Day 20: Windy and Winding
Mile 286.69 to 304.88 — Today’s miles: 18.19 The moon is still shining into the dark when my watch alarm beeps at 4am, and again at 4:30, and still at 5am. It’s cold. But now I really do have to get up. I tape my feet. I am so tired of taping my feet, but … More PCT Desert Day 19: Falling Down
Mile 266.12 to 286.69 — Today’s miles: 20.57 I’m the first one up at the hostel, I think. I want to take a shower before breakfast and I’m worried there will be a mad rush for all the showers starting around 6. Someone is snoring in the common room as I shower and quietly leave. … More PCT Desert Day 18: A Twenty!