Day 89: June 30th
Dicks Lake to Mile 1129
Today was a relatively pleasant day of hiking as the Pacific Crest Trail travels west of Lake Tahoe. We were occasionally treated to lovely views of the very blue Lake Tahoe as we hiked.
The trail mostly stayed in the woods and there were fewer lakes and streams. We began treating our water again when we resumed hiking yesterday, just to be cautious – the water levels are already low.
There seem to be few good campsites (maybe because of storms leaving blowdowns and rockfalls) and we are camped with 3 other hikers here. It is only 7:20 p.m. but everyone is already quiet.
One reply on “Day 89”
Not sure if this is the best way to get in touch, but I’ve been working on expanding your work on PCT Hike Schedules (http://www.pctmap.net/pctdownloads/pct_hiker_schedule.pdf). I’ve built a Google Spreadsheet that includes data from 32 completed hikes, and can be used to correlate current hiker progress with a particular percentile of those recorded hikes. Along with an adjustment for current location, it can be used to predict hiker ETA.
But something like this is only as good as the input data. I’m looking for more, good records of hiker day-by-day mileages. Since you made the original Hiker Schedule report, perhaps you can point me in the right direction. And of course, I’d appreciate any thoughts you have on the tool I’m trying to build. Here’s a link:
Though I suppose that will have to wait until you’re done with your current hike. I hope it goes well!