Month: June 2016

Day 52

Mile 687-702 Woke up with the wind blasing my tent out of it’s stakes. I hurried out and packed it up. After I was done I turned around and was shocked by what I saw in the far distance. There they finally were. The Sierras. I didn’t know at what mile I was but I…

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Day 51

Mile 669-687 I took my sweet time in the morning.  Getting my body hydrated and packing about four liters of water. The next source would be only ten miles from where I was but I wasn’t taking any chances. I was a lot less negative and determined to make it to Kennedy Meadows. Even if…

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Day 50

Mile 657-669 Since I got to bed early the previous day, I planned on waking up around 4 AM to get a decent amount of miles in and hopefully catch up to Lipstick. I left my fly off so I could get my tent packed faster in the morning. I woke up around 1.30 AM…

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Day 49

656-657 That’s right. I did exactly 1 mile. I got up before six so pretty early for me but I wasn’t feeling great. Not sore muscles but more like I had a cold. Lipstick got ready before me and we planned on camping near the water about 13 miles from here. I took an hour…

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Day 48

Mile 444-656 I shared a room at motel 6 with Lipstick. 55+ gets a discount and check out is 2 hours later. I’m going to hang out with older people exclusively from now on. We headed to the post office to send some stuff to Kennedy Meadows and lighten our load. Moonshine fixed us a…

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Day 40-47

I have had the best week. We went from the ultimate surfer town Ventura to Morro Bay where I got to see Morro Rock and otters playing in the ocean. We passed San Simeon and I saw seals in the wild for the first time. There we also passed Hearst Castle, a mansion build in…

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Day 39

Mile 444-? I got my stuff packed up before 10 AM because our ride would be there by then and Lipstick didn’t want to keep him waiting for even a second. Hadley, Cheryl and Batman had decided to go with us. There was an active wildfire, called the Chimney Fire, near the pct and it…

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Day 38

Mile 444-444 Started my day by doing laundry with a slight Jimmy Bean hangover. Went from the gazebo over to Lipstick and the first thing she asked was what are we going to do about this desert. To be honest I had been worrying about it aswell. A friend of ours just got airlifted out…

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Day 37

430-444 I got up at 5.30 and was ready to hike out at 6.30. I’m always so much faster when I know I’m getting into town. I left before Pedro and Lipstick but they were close to being ready so I knew they wouldn’t be far behind me. My first stop would be the North…

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Day 36

418-430 I stayed in my tent a long time because I struggled to find the strength to get up. I was so so tired. After I finally made my muscles move I started on my breakfast and walked back up to the firestation to get enough water.  Found the Lipstick there and I was so…

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