On The Trail, Two Years Ago…

137.0 / 2652.6 miles 5.2% Tule Spring
Saturday, March 31, 2018 8:59 pm
Location: Tule Spring (137.0 miles)

The morning started off with some good news: I found my headlamp. Turns out it was lying on my pack outside my tent. It must have fallen out of the pocket I keep it in when I put the pack there, and I just couldn’t see it because it was too dark.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:53 pm

I’m a big fan of statistics and numerical analysis, so once I got back from the Pacific Crest Trail, I started to look at my hike numerically, to see what insights I could glean.

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Monday, March 25, 2019 6:06 pm

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A Fire Near Crater Lake
Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:43 pm

One aspect of any thru-hike that hikers have little control over is the weather. Mother Nature is fickle and can change on a whim. A difference of a few days can cause great changes in how a hike proceeds. While the weather can be planned for, luck also plays a big role in how the trail unfolds.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 11:10 pm

I’ve previously said that nothing prepares you for a thru-hike quite like actually doing a thru-hike. With the Appalachian and Long Trails under my belt, I felt I had a good idea of what I was doing when I first set foot on the PCT. But, the PCT is a quite different beast from the AT, and as I made my way up the trail, the PCT made its own distinct impression.

It’s been nearly six months since completing the PCT — and a few days short of a year since I began the trail — which makes it long past time I write up my thoughts on the trail.

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