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In February 2020, a friend started his plans to hike the legendary Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Having no original thoughts of my own, I asked if I could join him, and was told “the more the merrier” so here I am. Fourteen months later I am 2 weeks away from the start of my adventure (April 8, 2021), and will use this site to chronicle my training, gear, and the the trials, tribulations, and joy to come. What a long strange trip its been.

Labor Day hike, 2022

Exposed, but pretty. 1st lunch at the junction between Owl trail and Summit trail. Wind forecast is up to 40 mph for the next 24 hours. Real nice views 1st small lake we reached. Patterson Lake getting closer. Very windy and warm. Lovely camp spot at Lake Patterson elevation 9500.Continue reading “Labor Day hike, 2022”

Friday July 22 Bear Creek (mile 1253) to Bucks summit and a hitch to Quincy at mile 1268, 15 miles.

Last nights camp spot when still alone. It does kinda look like a yard sale. Lol Nice early start at around 6:08 am. Sun peeking thru. Early 700 foot climb and a later 1200 foot climb. Not to bad. Nice trails for the most part. Generously called “seasonal stream”. MadeContinue reading “Friday July 22 Bear Creek (mile 1253) to Bucks summit and a hitch to Quincy at mile 1268, 15 miles.”

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