August 1st started out as one hot day. There was a heat warning in effect, and the temperature rose to 103. Ran into some hikers I met before the Sierras at a water source. Always fun to catch up with others and see how their hike is going. The views during the day were pretty … Continue reading Scenic Views and Ice Rocks
It took a bit longer than I wanted to cook breakfast this morning, but it was delicious. I made a scramble out of the eggs, potatoes, and sausage I got from the day before. I munched on the cherries and had coffee while patiently cooking my meal. After such a great start to the day … Continue reading Hiker Bridges and Sunsets
It was a six mile hike downhill to Belden. I have an easier time hiking downhill and move pretty fast so it didn't take too long to get there. I arrived at 11am, just in time to order a huge breakfast. It didn't come out of the kitchen right away, but it gave me time … Continue reading 90 Day Trial & A Bear!
Truckee was an easy bus ride. I was in contact with another hiker, Lego, who was close to the area, so when I arrived in Truckee we met up so we could all hike together. Even though I skipped past the main part of the Sierras it's still safer to not hike alone up here. … Continue reading Obstacle Course
How do I get to Truckee? The trick is to get to Lone Pine from Kennedy Meadows first, an hour drive, because I should have my new pack waiting for me at the post office. Then there is a bus from Lone Pine to Reno, and another bus from Reno to Truckee. Viola! Easy right, … Continue reading Reno Baby, Reno!
I'm super happy to hit the trail again, and started back up at Walker Pass. After getting off the bus, there was a small walk up the hill to the trailhead and some trail magic. Filled up on water and ate my Subway sandwich before heading out. I had, what some call, town legs, which … Continue reading Above My Pay Grade
Spent all day trying to figure out my options. There are around 20 trail miles to the next pass that gets me in to town. It's over 100 degrees now and I can't safely hike at night anymore without my headlamp working. I'm worried that my pack strap will break during my hike and that … Continue reading Off Trail Blues
As I thought, my heavier pack, the wind and the heat all combined made for an interesting hike out of Tehachapi. I did some last minute mailing out of the Post Office and a guy asked if I was a PCT hiker and needed a ride back to trail. I of course said yes, got … Continue reading Tarzan Couldn’t Take This Kind of Hot!
Hello everyone! It's been a busy 6 weeks since my last post. I've really been absorbed with this amazing journey I've been on. Long hiking mile days, record heat waves, broken gear with unforeseen time off trail, hail storms, bear sighting, etc. If you are on Facebook with me you've been able to see some … Continue reading Wind Blows
Today was going to be a good day. I started off from Sawtooth Campground in a great mood. Today I was crossing mile 500! There were several markers, but this one was the 'official' one. ( which incidentally wasn't accurate anymore, lol ) I also have a video on my Video Page that has me … Continue reading 500