Day 31: Hasta Luego Casa de Luna

Day 31: Hasta Luego Casa de Luna

Mile 478 to 488. I woke up well rested in the Manzanita forest of Casa de Luna. For all the talk of it being a party place, the owner Terry set clear rules that the forest is for sleeping and in front of the house is for those looking to party. I walked down to the...
Day 30: A Foray into Night Hiking

Day 30: A Foray into Night Hiking

Mile 454 to 478 (plus 1 mile road walk). Today marks my 1 month trailversary, and it was also my longest day of hiking at 25 miles! I am so grateful for this experience where everyday is full of surprises, challenges, and happiness. In typical hiker fashion, we...
Day 29: Oasis in the Desert

Day 29: Oasis in the Desert

Mile 436 to 454 (Hiker Heaven). At Bedazzled’s suggestion, we started hiking even earlier today waking up at 4:30 and hitting the trail by 5:00. As we have dropped in elevation over the past few days, the temperature has risen, and we are already hitting the...
Day 28: Light on the Horizon

Day 28: Light on the Horizon

Mile 415 to 436. I woke up at 5:00 in our stealth campsite at the top of the mountain and saw the sky coming alive with color. There was burnt orange on the horizon transitioning to a beautiful blue in the sky above. I sprang to my feet and packed up my camp in a...
Day 27: 400 Miles

Day 27: 400 Miles

Mile 394 to 415. We left our campsite a mile before Cooper Canyon Trail Camp and began walking uphill to start our day. Soon we were in a mixed forest with stately trees towering overhead. The PCT out of the Buckhorn Flat Campground is beautiful, especially in early...

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