I’m happy to be alive after a traumatic trip to the hospital! In this article I detail my experience and explain why we decided to quit the PCT for the foreseeable future.
We enter the strange worlds of Hiker Heaven and Hikertown to get our showers and arts and crafts on as we cross onward into the Mojave desert.
A series of long, hot, uneventful days punctuated by a pleasant Memorial Day Weekend in Wrightwood and a surprise birthday dinner in Acton.
After a week off the PCT due to injury, we find our trail legs again along with icy squalls, hot springs, sketchy chasms and plenty of trail magic.
Lions, tigers, and bears (and a couch) on the trail? It’s true!
After a week of melting in the heat, we switched to battling snowflakes and rain… and then heat again on the weird stretch from San Jacinto to San Gorgonio.
Three days of intense heat, a scary rattlesnake encounter, and a wonderful day in Idyllwild.