Day 47: Baby Steps 

Day 47: Baby Steps 

Mile 702 to 719. We groaned as we picked up our packs and put them not on our backs but on our thighs and then swung them onto our backs with a thud and sharp exhalation. Bronzed and strong legged from the desert though we may be, we are now suffering under the weight...
Day 44: Done with the Desert

Day 44: Done with the Desert

Mile 681 to 702 plus .7 mile to Kennedy Meadows General Store. Bedazzled, Vipr, and I awoke at Chimney Creek Campground at 4:00 and packed up quickly. We were on a mission to get to Kennedy Meadows and put the cabosh on the desert section of the Pacific Crest Trail....
Day 43: Dwindling Desert 

Day 43: Dwindling Desert 

Mile 664 to 681 After our game of Farkel last night, I was returning to my tent with Vipr and Shades when we came upon a girl puking out the door of her tent. Vipr gave her some electrolyte powder and encouraged her to mix it with water and drink little sips every 3-4...
Day 42: Did I Puke?

Day 42: Did I Puke?

Mile 651 to 664 Joshua Tree Spring. There was some last minute debate among the group about whether to hike today or try to hitch to Lake Isabella. Valdy wanted to hitch, Burnout wanted to hike, as did Bedazzled and myself, and Fun Dip and Vipr were indifferent. There...
Day 41: A Papal Visit

Day 41: A Papal Visit

Mile 628.1 to 651. The sky was awash with color as we rose sleepily from our slumber. Standing around our tents, we looked out on a kaleidoscope of colors slowly rising over the mountains heralding the arrival of the sun. We moved stiffly from yesterday’s...

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