Day 6: 100 Miles

Day 6: 100 Miles

Mile 80 to 101 Barrel Creek Putting up my tent last night and using earplugs was a good call. I was actually able to sleep, even with the wind! I woke up a little after 5:00 and was on the trail by 5:55. Today was going to be a long day. It was 21 miles until the next...
Day 5: It’s Pie Time

Day 5: It’s Pie Time

Mile 73 to 80 (3 miles past Scissors Crossing) I cowboy camped again last night and while the stars were beautiful, the wind was ridiculous. It was constantly blowing in my face and wipping my quilt around. Luckily, it wasn’t very cold, but needless to say I...
Day 4: Into the Frying Pan

Day 4: Into the Frying Pan

Mile 56 to 73 near Scissors Crossing I cowboy camped again and woke up in the night with stars draped across the midnight sky. The only sound was the wind rustling the brush. This campsite among the boulders was my favorite so far. I awoke to the sounds of Burnout and...
Day 3: Call me Harley

Day 3: Call me Harley

Mile 37.7 to 56 stealth camp near boulder field Last night I cowboy camped, which means I slept under the stars with no tent. The winds were strong so I figured I would get better sleep without my tent flapping around. I was right! I was also lucky enough to wake up...
Day 2: To Long Creek

Day 2: To Long Creek

Mile 20 to 37.7 Long Creek Today was an early start and I was on the trail by 6:10 as the sun was coming up. There were nice purples and pinks in the sky, which was a treat as I hiked the first couple of miles. After a brief climb, I dropped down to a lowland and...

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