Day 88

1171-1187 Me, The Spa Boys and Lipstick got up early and I was out of our camp first. My climbing had been going pretty well and it was no different today. The first two mountain tops were breathtaking and made for a very rewarding climb.  With some cellservice at the top I called home and…

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Day 87

Mile 1160-1171 Woke up in the morning with a friend texting me to download Pok√©mon Go because I’ll find all the rare ones out here for sure. Amused I decided to go for it.  Alas, no luck. Even they are to scared to come out here. I said goodbye to the magical Peter Grubb hut…

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Day 86

1156-1160 I talked to Leki in the morning and again without even needing any proof they promised to send the part I needed to the next town which was Sierra City. Absolutely great customer service. It seems ‘Hello, I am a pct hiker’ are the magic words. I resupplied at the supermarket and we were…

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Day 85

1118-1124 The hike to Barker Pass was rather easy and again with great views.  We ate our lunch at the parking lot at Barker Pass and hitched a ride with a dayhiker down to Tahoe. That was incredible. I hadn’t really seen the lake up close when we drove up there with Mike so I…

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Day 84

Mile 1109-1118 Got out of my tent in the morning and enjoyed this amazing view.  I made a nice cup of coffee and sat back eating my breakfast. A group of rangers passed by who were clearly doing some trailwork. Me, still enjoying my morningcoffee smiled and waved at them. One of the rangers stopped…

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Day 83

Mile 1101-1119 Woke up in the morning with surprisingly sore free muscles. But the rest of my body, oh man. My feet were aching, my back was dying and my hips were bruised. Everything was smooth and clean again and needed some serious strengthening up. We ate breakfast with the two girls we camped with…

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Day 82

Mile 1092-1101 After waiting for Mike to get up we dropped my boxes off at the post office and headed to the trailhead at Echo Lake Chalet. It was a beautiful sight. We had to look around for the trail but finally found it. I was back and couldn’t be happier.  We took a boat…

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Day 81

Mike had some work to do in the morning which gave Lipstick and me some time to fight off our hangover.  The wine was just to good. We were on the road at around 1PM headed for Tahoe. It was a beautiful drive. I was so excited being back in the mountains.  We got to…

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Day 80

On wednesday we were all packed up and ready to get back on the trail. As luck would have it, Lipstick had a friend living in Alamo (close to San Fransisco) who needed his car to be driven up from San Diego. Once we got there he would take us to the trailhead at Echo…

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Day 59-81

Long story short, I took a little break from the trail. I tagged along with Lipstick who generously took me into her home. Her house is incredible. Right on the beach in Leucadia, with the kind of sunsets you can’t even dream of. The house itself was a revolving door to say the least. People…

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