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!

PCT Day 39 – Giant Steps Are What We Take …

Started: 07:20 @ MM 608.9 - Landers Meadow Camp & Spring (Elevation 6,248ft) Finished: 17:30 @ MM 630.8 - Bird Spring Pass (Elevation 5,361ft) Food: Oatmeal, Granola Bar, Cliff Bar, Tortilla w/cheese & salami, Tortilla w/PBJ, Dates, Trail Mix, Mac'n'Cheese w/chicken, Gummi Lifesavers Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower 3, Days since … Continue reading PCT Day 39 – Giant Steps Are What We Take …

PCT Day 38 – Avoiding the Rabbit Hole!

Started: 07:20 @ MM 587.4 - Camp Dustbowl (Elevation 4,689ft) Finished: 18:30 @ MM 608.9 - Landers Meadow Camp & Spring (Elevation 6,248ft) Food: Oatmeal, Granola Bar, Cliff Bar, Tortilla w/cheese & salami, Tortilla w/PBJ, Dates, Trail Mix, Chicken & Rice, Gummi Bears Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower 2, Days since … Continue reading PCT Day 38 – Avoiding the Rabbit Hole!

PCT Day 37 – Wild and Windy

Started: 08:00 @ MM 566.4 - Tehachapi, Highway 58 (Elevation 3,844ft) Finished: 18:00 @ MM 587.4 - Camp Dustbowl (Elevation 4,689ft) Food: Banana, Cherry Pie, Cliff Bar, Granola Bar, Tortilla w/cheese & salami, Tortilla w/PBJ, Dates, Pasta w/Broccoli, Cheese & Tuna Health & Hygiene: 0 Blisters, Days since last shower 1, Days since laundry 2 … Continue reading PCT Day 37 – Wild and Windy

PCT Day 35 & 36 – Getting My Kicks In Tehachapi

Started: 09:30 @ MM 558.5 - Tehachapi, Willow Springs Rd (Elevation 4,139ft) Finished: 11:40 @ MM 566.4 - Tehachapi, Highway 58 (Elevation 3,844ft) So Tehachapi turned out to be a really neat trail town. My positive experience was due, in no small part, to the kindness and generosity of an amazing Trail Angel by the … Continue reading PCT Day 35 & 36 – Getting My Kicks In Tehachapi