Wen June 29 highway 299 mile 1411 to Burney Falls mile 1419

Jolie felt under the weather and took a day off to recover, rest and work on getting her pack weight down. I got dropped off at the mile 299 trailhead and slack packed pretty quickly into the falls. I would then gather both supply boxes, and hitch back to the church The walk went easyContinue reading “Wen June 29 highway 299 mile 1411 to Burney Falls mile 1419”

Tuesday, June 28 cache 22 (mile 1393) to Burney (off trail at mile 1410)

Based on what the hikers at the church were saying, we left ourselves the option of hiking 17 miles and then heading into Burney and the church for 2 nights rather than 1. We were able to start walking at 5:15 am and got to see another fabulous sunrise around 6. Hard to read onContinue reading “Tuesday, June 28 cache 22 (mile 1393) to Burney (off trail at mile 1410)”

Monday, June 27. Trail Angel Cafe (mile 1380.6) to 1395.5 water cache 22.

This section was super hot, and along the Hat Creek Rim has over 30 miles with no natural water. Very nice people keep a 500 gallon tank full of lifesaving aqua and is much appreciated. We started at about 5:05 and had to carry about 5 liters of water (Jolie carried 8 with her overContinue reading “Monday, June 27. Trail Angel Cafe (mile 1380.6) to 1395.5 water cache 22.”

Sunday June 26, 2022. Old Station (1377.4) to Castle Crags (mile 1501.2)

Met Jolie T in woodland and drove to Burney Falls to drop off our resupply. Then drove past Dunsmuir to Castle Crags and dropped off the magic Prius. Then Shasta Taxi took us to Old Station where we we would start hiking the next day. Jolie and myself at Burney Falls on Sunday. Did theContinue reading “Sunday June 26, 2022. Old Station (1377.4) to Castle Crags (mile 1501.2)”

May 7, 2022. Mile 436 (North Fork) to Mile 455 (Aqua Dulce) and the finish of section D.

Probably the best sunrise of the trip as me and Cherly started off at almost 5:30 am to help beat the heat on our planned 18 mile day. Me and Cherly made it to the KOA by 9:30 for a nice lunch and break. Even though Craig left camp at least 1/2 hour behind us,Continue reading “May 7, 2022. Mile 436 (North Fork) to Mile 455 (Aqua Dulce) and the finish of section D.”

May 6, 2022. Mile 418 (Mill Creek) to Mile 436 (North Creek Station. 17 miles of “fun”

We started at 6:00 am in hopes of reducing the time needed to hike in the warmer sun. Another day with pretty nice trail conditions. Not many photos today as we had 17 miles to go, and I was tired. After we reached the top of the 2nd hill in good time (11 miles bayContinue reading “May 6, 2022. Mile 418 (Mill Creek) to Mile 436 (North Creek Station. 17 miles of “fun””

May 5, 2022. Miles 407 (pinyon ) to Mile 418 (Mill Creek fire station. True Hiker Trash!

After a nice rest at a great camp, we off! Some great views as we stayed above the mist and clouds. “Just Mile” did a great job of planning this trip with realistic mile goals and water at our camps. 2 pretty solid climbs today with a little more down than up. Nice marked andContinue reading “May 5, 2022. Miles 407 (pinyon ) to Mile 418 (Mill Creek fire station. True Hiker Trash!”

Star Wars day! May the forth be with you. Miles 394 (Cooper Canton) to Mile 407 (Pinyon Flat). Mile 400 on the PCT!

Another nice normal start to our day with walking beginning at 7:55 We still were almost last to leave from this site. Nice clean water and flat places to pitch tents. Another perfect weather day with at most mild winds. It does start to get warm in the afternoon. Easy trails and great views TrailContinue reading “Star Wars day! May the forth be with you. Miles 394 (Cooper Canton) to Mile 407 (Pinyon Flat). Mile 400 on the PCT!”

May 3, 2022. Miles 384 (Little Jimmies) to mile 394 (Cooper Canyon)

Nice easy day was appreciated after killing ourselves the day before. A very civilized start to the hike at 8:00. We were about the last the leave as the PCT thru hikers are beasts and start very early every day. Burnt areas are far to common. Love the signs. You know your not lost! WeContinue reading “May 3, 2022. Miles 384 (Little Jimmies) to mile 394 (Cooper Canyon)”

May 2, 2022 miles 374 (Vincent Gap) to 394 (little Jimmies camp). Brutal climb in snow

After some logistical issues, Mike (Chief) Caleb (Jed Smith) and Sue (a #1 shuttle driver) dropped us off at Vincent Gap at 9:30 and the hike began. Craig drove me and Cherly from Sacto to Agua Dulce where we hopefully will finish this hike. A great crew! Our plan was to start at Vincent GapContinue reading “May 2, 2022 miles 374 (Vincent Gap) to 394 (little Jimmies camp). Brutal climb in snow”