Mile 96.5 to mile 109.5 13 miles Sure enough, at 4am I hear Heidi leave. I don't mind - she warned me she gets up early. Some people got to our campsite late last night after both Heidi and I were already asleep (and woke both of us up being loud, for the record) and … Continue reading Day Eleven: 100 Miles!
Mile 80 to mile 96.5 16.5 miles At 5am it's still dark and I wake up to a noise. I see a red light and realize someone is walking down the trail with their headlamp on the red setting so as to be unobtrusive. Well. Nothing like someone else overachieving to get my ass out … Continue reading Day Ten: Butt Chafe Is Forever
Mile 73 to mile 80 7 miles My alarm goes off at 5:30 and I think I do a pretty good job getting ready quickly. I hit snooze once (oops, old habits die hard) but then I'm up and eating breakfast and getting things together. When I pop my head out of my tent at … Continue reading Day Nine: Rejuvenation in Julian
Mile 59.5 to mile 73 + .5 (walk from Sunrise Trail Junction parking lot to PCT) 14 miles It doesn't feel appropriate to complain about the wind last night, seeing as I was in a bed in a trailer and the other dudes were all in their tents, but...it was very windy. So windy that … Continue reading Day Eight: Prickly Pear & Prickly Scissors
Mile 47.5 - Mile 59.5 + .5 (walk from the campground back to the PCT) + .5 (walk from Sunrise Trail Junction to water trough) 13 miles It was cold last night! I've been bragging about how I haven't been cold at all yet on the trail but okay, I get it - don't brag … Continue reading Day Seven: New Shoes Cure The Blues
Mile 42 - Mile 47.5 +.5 6 miles I wake up with my feet propped up and my pink down quilt wrapped around me. I was chilly in the cabin last night so used my sleeping bag/quilt for extra warmth. It's kind of early - I anticipated sleeping in since I have this comfy bed … Continue reading Day Six: Going Solo