Month: April 2016

Day 5

Mile 42-42 What a day. Packed up my gear and went to the foodstore. Drank some fresh coffee, charged my phone, read a book. Then a fellow hiker made me some tortillas filled with chicken flavoured pasta and sausages. It doesn’t sound like much but trust me it felt like I was in a 4…

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Day 4

Mile 32-42: After a 10 mile hike uphill I made it to Mount Laguna. I was tired but excited to take a shower and spend the night sprawled out in a bed. It was a cloudy, cold and rainy day so I couldn’t get to the room fast enough. The big sign in front of…

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Day 3

Mile 20-32: Made it! I’m confused by how I am doing all of this but by some miracle I am. It’s definitely not because of my extremely muscled body. I think it’s a combination of adrenaline and a very high treshhold for pain. The first 5 miles went by in a haze, I was going…

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Day 2

Mile 8-20: I notice a pattern is already starting to form on my thru hike. I start the day happy and full of hope only to be smacked in the face hard by the PCT. Yesterday I woke up sore and bruised. It took me a while to get all my gear sorted out and…

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Day 1

Mile 0-8: After an 18 hour flight, 4 days of running around San Diego picking up the last pieces of gear, a 2 hour bus drive and a 3 mile walk I finally made it to the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. I felt exhilarated because after a year of wondering if I…

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Leaving the nest

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

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