Month: May 2014

Day 53-54: Rockhouse Basin to Kennedy Meadows

It was just a short eight mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail to Kennedy Meadows which soon will become the center of the hiking universe for the next month or so. We both had sent resupply packages to the Kennedy Meadows General Store…

Day 52: Mile 676.1 to Rockhouse Basin

Shortly after we departed our campsite this morning, we had the thrill of the day – a solo bear strolling on the same Pacific Crest Trail right in front of us, maybe 20 yards ahead! We stopped and watched him for half a minute…

Day 51: Mile 656 to Mile 676.1

A small monument created by a hiker at mile 665 reminded us today that we are one quarter of the way to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. That’s one quarter by distance, but about one third of our expected time on the PCT…

Day 50: Storm Clouds over Mount Jenkins

As the sun was setting yesterday several small storms formed around us making dramatic cloud formations. When the rain came a few minutes later we were warm and dry in our well sheltered campsite. Mount Jenkins is named after a guidebook author who sadly…

Day 46 – 50

We just completed Pacific Crest Trail Section F, which is the section of trail from Tehachapi to Walker Pass. Deb thinks Section F is a test for hikers to see if they are ready to continue on. It’s 85 miles (136 if you go…