PCT Day 48 – Home is Where the Trail is!

Started: 09:30 @ MM 730.8 Death Canyon Creek (Elevation 8,948ft) Finished: 16:30 @ MM 744.5 Malkey Pass, exit for Lone Pine (Elevation 10,394ft) Miles: 13.7 + 1.7 on exit trail Elevation Gain/Loss: +3,033/-1,587ft and a further -6,678ft hitching into Lone Pine! Food: Oatmeal, Cliff Bar, Kind Bar, Trail Mix, Dates, McDonalds Double Quarter Pounder XL … Continue reading PCT Day 48 – Home is Where the Trail is!

PCT Day 47 – This is the Life!

Started: 07:40 @ MM 716.5 Monache Meadow (Elevation 7,832ft) Finished: 14:30 @ MM 730.8 Death Canyon Creek (Elevation 8,948ft) Miles: 14.3 Elevation Gain/Loss: +2,832/-1,716ft Food: Oatmeal, Kind Bar, Trail Mix, Jerky, Dates, Couscous & Tuna, Apple Cinammon Crisp Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower 2, Days since laundry 3 It was a … Continue reading PCT Day 47 – This is the Life!

PCT Day 46 – Up, Up, Up and Away!

Started: 09:30 @ MM 702.2 Kennedy Meadows (Elevation 6,149ft) Finished: 16:30 @ MM 716.5 Monache Meadow (Elevation 7,832ft) Miles: 14.3 + 0.8 on Sherman Pass Rd Elevation Gain/Loss: +2,971/-1,147ft Food: Rehydrated pretend eggs (never again), Protein Bar, Trail Mix, Jerky, Dates, Coconut Rice & Black Beans Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower … Continue reading PCT Day 46 – Up, Up, Up and Away!

PCT Day 45 – Bear Necessities

Once I'd recovered from all the excitement and emotion of my arrival at Kennedy Meadows, it was time to get busy and start organizing for the Sierras. Kennedy Meadows is generally considered to be the gateway to the Sierras and it is here that the vast majority of people send their bear canister, winter gear … Continue reading PCT Day 45 – Bear Necessities

PCT Day 44 – The Last of the Cacti

Started: 08:20 @ MM 693.5 Manter Creek, Rockhouse Basin (Elevation 5,846ft) Finished: 11:30 @ MM 702.2 Kennedy Meadows (Elevation 6,149ft) Miles: 8.7 Elevation Gain/Loss: +974/-673ft Food: Oatmeal, Ben & Jerry's, Double Cheeseburger, Almond Joy Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower 3, Days since laundry 4 Waking up in the morning and knowing … Continue reading PCT Day 44 – The Last of the Cacti

PCT Day 43 – A Spring in my Step

Started: 08:00 @ MM 672.8 - Saddle Camp (Elevation 6,752ft) Finished: 17:30 @ MM 693.5 Manter Creek, Rockhouse Basin (Elevation 5,846ft) Miles: 20.7 Elevation Gain/Loss: +3,722/-4,638ft Food: Oatmeal, Lara Bar, Cliff Bar, Tortilla w/cheese & salami, Tortilla w/PBJ, Trail Mix, Goldfish, Tortilla w/cheese & jerky, Gummi Bears Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last … Continue reading PCT Day 43 – A Spring in my Step

PCT Day 42 – It’s Hard to Keep Your Chin Up When Your Head is Down!

Started: 07:10 @ MM 652.0 - Walker Pass (Elevation 5,121ft) Finished: 17:30 @ MM 672.8 - Saddle Camp (Elevation 6,752ft) Miles: 20.8 Elevation Gain/Loss: +6,579/-4,938ft Food: Oatmeal, Lara Bar, Cliff Bar, Tortilla w/cheese & salami, Tortilla w/Nutella & Dates, Trail Mix, Goldfish, Instant Potato & Jerky, Gummi Bears Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since … Continue reading PCT Day 42 – It’s Hard to Keep Your Chin Up When Your Head is Down!

PCT Day 41 – Waiting on the Weather

It was such a luxury to have the privacy and space of a room all to myself. Check out wasn't until 11 o'clock and I was keen to make the most of my time. I got up made coffee and went back to bed. I took another shower, not because I needed one, simply because … Continue reading PCT Day 41 – Waiting on the Weather

PCT Day 40 – Break Failure!

Started: 07:30 @ MM 630.8 - Bird Spring Pass (Elevation 5,361ft) Finished: 16:00 @ MM 652.0 - Walker Pass (Elevation 5,121ft) Food: Oatmeal, Granola Bar, Cliff Bar, Tortilla w/cheese & salami, Tortilla w/PBJ, Dates, Trail Mix, Carrot Cake, Rice Pudding, Thai Chicken Curry Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower 4, Days since … Continue reading PCT Day 40 – Break Failure!