Month: May 2016

Day 28

Mile 306-318 Hard to put a day like this into words but I will try anyway. So I hiked out pretty early and after a mile Pedro caught up to me. Turned out they camped at the exact same place but they couldn’t see my tent and I hadn’t seen or heard them either. We…

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Day 27

294-306 We headed out a little earlier today. Hiked until splinter’s cabin parking lot and found Lipstick again. I love her. She’s always giving me stuff. Bagels, almond butter (delicious btw), toothpaste pills (a little weird), sudoku papers, even a place to rest once I reach Cajon Pass. She was leaving the trail for a…

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Day 26

285-294 Woke up around 7 and ate breakfast at our wonderful table. Still so lazy we hung around there way to long and headed out at 10.30 AM. The trail was very kind. Sunny with just enough wind and a nice levelled path. I was getting a little scared because I was out of water…

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Day 25

Mile 210-285 Still feeling exhausted I got out of bed and me and the mexicans headed out to the trailhead after lots of coffee. We were going to walk up to the Van Dusen road and meat the pct from there at mile 275. Luckily a women pulled over while we were walking and offered…

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Day 24

Mile 210-210 Waking up still very tired, I told Carlos and Pedro I was going to stay another night. Since our zero yesterday involved running errands around town all day I was in dire need of a day of doing absoluteley nothing. And that’s exactly what I did. They decided to stay another night as…

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Day 23

Mile 210-210 Since sleeping in isn’t an option anymore for my new biorhythm, me and the mexicans started our chores early. Post office for Carlos, getting way to much hikerfood for me at Von’s (where the cashier swiped her Von’s member card so I could get a big discount, really everyone wants to help us…

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Day 22

Mile 205-210 I was completely exhausted. With my last strength I got my pack ready and stumbled to Ziggy & The Bear.  The wind kept knocking me in the side and all I could think about was sleeping. After a lifetime the house suddenly appeared. In front of it was a hiker named Legend who…

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Day 21

Mile 190-205 Waking up early wasn’t so hard because I kept rolling off my matress. I started my day slowly. By the time I finally had all my gear organised I looked over my shoulder and suddenly my mexican friends appeared. I was thrilled. They waited for me to get ready and we hiked out…

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Day 20

Mile 180-190 The worst day, physically that is, yet. I ate my breakfast feeling cheerful because I was convinced that all the climbing was over. I took out my maps to check how fast I was going to drop down. Horrified I found out that the trail was in fact going to drop to 8000…

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Day 19

Mile 151-180 Hiked 29 miles today! I wish. I didn’t mention this in my previous posts but I had to leave the trail at 151 to go to Idyllwild. Because of another fire closure later on the trail and the easiest way to rejoin the pct was to hike the devil’s slide trail (it’s named…

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