PCT 2015 – Week 4

28 May – Day 22 – mi 452 – Vasquez Rocks – Agua Dulce – fueled by Southern Fried Steak- water scare – heat – switchbacks for days – zoned out under an umbrella and headphones – Leona Divide 50 – Casa de Luna – nachos with canned things – mile 478

 

Vasquez Rocks

 
29 May – Day 23 – mile 478 – pancakes – full moon group photo – quail alarm – Mrs. Anderson trail love – road hike -hike-hitch-bar-hitch-hike – weed bust – Lake Hughes – 1977 trail log – Rock Inn & Lucky’s – Uncle Creapo – beautiful full moon road hike – stars and silhouettes of mtns – Spills & Dr. Dre – parking lot pastries – mile 500 – Hiker Town – *trail mile 518

 

Log book

   
30 May – day 24 – mi 518 – Rooster crow 4am wake up! – eat & lounge – short shorts & chocolate covered pretzels – Lucky’s 1st Annual Chili cook off – bag pipe punk band – hikers & bikers – return of Middle – Mustang hitch – LA aqueduct at night – Beer Wagon – delirium – Alpaca lost – Cooper Canyon bridge camp – mile 535

 

LA aquaduct night hike

 
31 May – day 25 – mi 535 – Alpaca found – late, hot morning – siesta tree – desert stream – dead squirrel water – wind & solar farms – Devilfish cache with apples! – moonlit hike – turbine shadows and hum – Middle enchilada snuggle – Evangelical Nudist – picnic table camp – mice – mile 558

 

Middle under the siesta tree

 
1 June – day 26 – mi 558 – No! to 4am alarm – great sleep – Leopard Sauce – more wind turbine noise – Dalton the Junk Yard Queen trail angel – Tehachipi – re supply and gorge – 60mph wind gusts – Middle’s homemade dehydrated bolognese – yucca fort camp – mile 571

 

Yucca fort camp

 
2 June – day 27 – mi 571 – sunrise to sunset hike – morning strong winds – Middles birthday – the diverse and scenic PCT – desert to lush oak & pine forest – mile 600 – Robin Bird Spring camp – 31 miles – mi 602 

 

600 deep!

 
3 June – day 28 – mi 602 – 4 weeks on the trail – slow morning – soft trail – Lander’s Meadow – frisbee – Devilfish saves the day again – more Mojave – hot tarp siesta – hike went from hot to pleasant to terribly windy – Artemesia & Joshua Trees – golden hour – granite boulder camp – Blood Moon risin’ – mile 626

Hike to sunset

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