Month: May 2016

Day 18

Mile 151-151 I tried to extend my stay for one more night but unfortunately my cabin was already rented out. Luckily there was another one available but I did have to check out at noon and come back a couple of hours later. I was allowed to leave my backpack at the office and I…

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Day 17

Mile 151-151 An extremely lazy day is a good summary. Laid on my bed until noon. Skyped with some of my closest friends, ate some breakfast, drank some coffee. I headed to the gear store because the buttons on my shirt were annoying me and I wanted to change it out to a long sleeve…

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Day 16

Mile 140-151 Woke up early and started hiking at 6:30 AM to catch this beautiful sunrise After I finally found a signal I booked a room at the Idyllwild inn and raced up the mountain to get there in time. Along the way I found another water cache. I reached the highway and headed for…

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Day 15

Mile 127-140 Woke up to the smell of fresh coffee and rushed out of my tent to get some. Carlos and I waited for Pedro and headed out together. A little later than I wanted so the temperature was already rising. The trail started with a 5 mile climb uphill. I lost my mexican friends…

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Day 14

Mile 115-127 The trail followed a stream for a couple of miles which was a great feeling.  Finally a soundproof watersource. It didn’t last very long. At mile 117 the fun was over and it was a 10 mile stretch to the next water supply. A water tank at Mike’s place, a ranch holder who…

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Day 13

Mile 109-115 Hiked into Warner Springs and found the resource center just off the trail. An awesome place filled with hikers and incredible people who would do just about anything for pct hikers. Inside the resource center there were long tables to sit at, a tv that was playing movies on the loop, free fresh…

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Day 12

Mile 98-109 I’ve reached my first “milestone” I’m definetely not setting any pct speed records but I am doing it nonetheless. 100 miles on the pct, nothing can take that away from me now. The emotional rollercoaster started from there. It was pouring rain, nowhere to hide from it and freezing cold because of it.…

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Day 11

Mile 86-98 With a beautiful sunrise fresh in my memory and a less hot more windy day I was ready to take on the pct once again. I managed to make it to the water cache before noon and with great relief found it fully stocked. Big thanks to the wonderful people who help out…

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Day 10

Mile 77-86 Man was it warm today. I headed out on the trail around noon, and it was already searing hot. With eight liters of water in my backpack, the climb uphill was almost unbearable. After a mile I poured out two liters and crossed my fingers that the water cache 13 miles ahead was…

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Day 9

Mile 77-77 After my 2-course breakfast I had a wonderful and relaxing day in Julian. I didn’t do much noteworthy except sleep, eat, sleep some more, read a little and eat some more. I walked around and found an old jailcel which was pretty interesting. Just like in the old cowboy movies. A lovely woman…

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