PCT2015 – Week 3

21 May-day 15-mile 301-Deep Creek Canyon-Deep Creek Hot Springs-long soak-naked people-trail fart etiquette-windy Silverwood lake-Camise Boat Camp-mile 327

  

Deep Creek Hot Springs

  
22 May-day 16-mile 327-fog, mist, chill, badlands-Cajon Pass-McDonalds-hikers stink-2000+ calorie lunch-tunnels&culverts-Amy hitch-Wrightwood Inn-old Leo-Trail Angel Kathy-hiker bums-Wrightwood-mile 347

 

McD’s trail sign

 
23 May-day 17-mile 347-hitch hiking-slack packing-trail running-trail magic by extreme_adventures-menu with beer, captures sandwich, pancakes, ice cream and muffins-above the clouds-buttery single track-Inspiration Point-Devil Fish-Susan & Olive-pizza & beer-pro yogiing-mile 370

 

Trail Magic

 
24 May-day 18-mile 370-goodbye team-long cafe morning-nearo/rest day hike-mile 374

 

with Susan & Olive

 
25 May-day 19-mile 374-Vincent Gap-Mt. Baden Powell-goodbye Susan-Memorial Day-coastal clouds/San Gabriel mtn divide/desert-healing Jummy Spring-road detour-Buckhorn Flat-night hike-Cooper Canyon trail camp-mile 396

  

Mt. Baden Powell

  
26 May-day 20-mile 396-mile 400-caught The team again-fast hike-Poodle Dog bush-gravel road slanted camp-mile 425

 

Poodle Dog Bush

 
27 May-day 21-mile 452-trail magic galore!-Mr Estrada-Coppertone-Acton KOA-descent bombing trail-indecision-sunset night hike-dank tunnel-nestled mountains-cave camp-mile 452

sunset

PCT 2015-Week 2

Day 8-Paradise Valley Cafe-mile 152-18 mile road walk/PCT alt route-run/hike to beat storm-cabin- ultra siblings- snow outside, fire inside-$1 tacos-Idyllwild-trail mile 177

 

PCT alt route

 
Day 9-Idyllwild-rest day-cold and snow-bakery-much food-Leopard Sauce-caramel cinnamon bun-acupuncture-pizza-Silver Pines Lodge

 

Idyllwild, CA

 
Day 10-Idyllwild-mile 177-big day-Ernie M trail-Devils Slide-Tahquitz-snow!-snowman-old faces-in the clouds-catching the ultras-bombing snowy San Jacinto-200 mile mark-night hike-trains and autos-Ziggy & the Bears-HoHo & L.Sauce-37 miles in 15 hrs-mile 211

 

Trail friends & snowman

 
Day 11-mile 211-farewell to new friends-lazy morning-Whitewater Preserve cold soak-yogi rotisserie chicken-desert ridges-mission creek-group snuggle cowboy camp-mile 229

 

Trail sights

 
Day 12-mile 229-Mission Creek-no energy morning-desert to big trees-OMW&Transformer-Gila memories-hiking to music-pine scent-snow topped mountain tops-Yellow Deli people-Onyx Summit-nausea-Papa Smurf-Jabba-Big Bear City-mile 252

Trail Magic

Day 13-mile 252-Papa Smurf breakfas & prayer-Hiking Viking-trail angel errands-shoe test #3 Altras-nausea again-singing on the trail-cold camp- Van Deusen Canyon RD-mile 275

Evening on the trail

 Day 14-mile 275-clouds over Big Bear Lake-long lunch at Dry Creek-homeless father & son-water sculpted granite and pools-300 mile mark-frogs churping-Dry Creek camp-mile 301

300 miles!