Day 22 (18/04/2018): Rainbow Bridge to Picnic Area below trail at Mile 329.5 (19.5 Miles) Really easy trail this morning, not that I'm complaining. I woke up late again because I chose a campsite under trees that didn't get morning sun, so I didn't start hiking until just after 8am. Leaving Deep Creek was really … Continue reading Daily Journal Week 4
Day 15 (11/04/2018): North Fork Campsite to I-10 Oasis and then Hillbilly's Place off Mile 209.6 (23.4 Miles) Today felt much longer than it needed to be. It started beautifully, albeit with huge wind gusts. Expansive views of Cabazon, Banning, and Palm Desert greeted me while descending Fuller Ridge. Once the pine trees thinned out … Continue reading Daily Journal Week 3
Day 8 (04/04/2018): Third Gate water cache to Warner Springs at Mile 109.5, then another 3 Miles to camp at Mile 112.5 (21.4 Miles) Relaxing and enjoyable morning, really quite easy hiking. Cool temperatures greeted me while I witnessed the desert change after every turn. Deﬁnitely my favorite day of hiking so far. I actually almost … Continue reading Daily Journal Week 2
I've created a list of every item I carried in my backpack (including my backpack) when I began the Pacific Crest Trail on March 28th, 2018. This is a link to the LighterPack website with everything on it. I've included links to the items that I could find.
Download Google Earth maps for the PCT here: PCT Maps
Day 1 (28/03/2018): Southern Terminus to Lake Morena (20 miles) After an extremely restless night of sleep culminating in a 3:45am wake up time, I started off the morning with a pot of strong cowboy inspired coffee (really I just spilled coffee grounds under the filter). Alex, Mom, and myself then piled into the car and … Continue reading The Trek Begins: Daily Journal Week 1