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 and spent a zero day organizing gear and supplies. We willContinue reading “Day 53-54: Rockhouse Basin to Kennedy Meadows”
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 before he caught wind of us and galloped away. Deb hasContinue reading “Day 52: Mile 676.1 to Rockhouse Basin”
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 has passed. The reason for the difference is we expect toContinue reading “Day 51: Mile 656 to Mile 676.1”
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 died at a young age in 1979.
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 straight through to Kennedy Meadows) with no resupply options, so it’sContinue reading “Day 46 – 50”
As we leave Tehachapi tomorrow, we will be leaving behind the relatively populated Southern California. This also means cell phone coverage, and the ability to update this blog, will be limited too. We will do the best we can, but expect less frequent updates. I will be sending more updates to my Twitter account whichContinue reading “Blog Update Note”