712.6 / 2661.4 miles 26.8% Campsite 712.6

Trail Journal Chapters

  1. The Mountains are Calling (10/29/2017 - 3/21/2018)
  2. The Southern California Desert (3/21/2018 - 5/5/2018)
  3. The Sierra Nevada (5/6/2018 - 5/16/2018)

The Mountains are Calling
October 29, 2017 - March 21, 2018

  1. Why the Pacific Crest Trail?
    10/29/2017 9:14 pm
  2. Selecting a Start Date
    11/26/2017 7:54 pm
  3. The New Gear Starts Off Small
    12/5/2017 9:21 pm
  4. The Planning Proceeds
    1/1/2018 8:15 pm
  5. Paperwork, Fires, and Transportation
    1/18/2018 10:59 pm
  6. Three Weeks to Go!
    3/1/2018 12:41 am
  7. Eleven Days To Go
    3/10/2018 7:48 pm
  8. One Week and Counting...
    3/14/2018 9:40 pm
  9. Gear on the Pacific Crest Trail
    3/18/2018 6:28 pm
  10. Pacific Crest Trail Gear Changes
    3/18/2018 6:33 pm
  11. Almost Time To Go
    3/18/2018 11:33 pm
  12. California, Here I Am. Let’s Do This!
    San Diego, CA
    3/19/2018 10:20 pm
  13. A Lazy Day Before the Hike
    San Diego, CA
    3/20/2018 10:23 pm
  14. Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail
    3/21/2018 9:05 am

The Southern California Desert
March 21, 2018 - May 5, 2018

  1. Hauser Mountain Campsite
    3/21/2018 7:34 pm (11.4 miles)
  2. Day 2: And Then There Was Rain
    Mile 23 Campsite (23 miles)
    3/22/2018 8:12 pm
  3. Day 3: Pokes and Scrapes and Stings
    Long Canyon Creek (37.8 miles)
    3/23/2018 7:01 pm
  4. Day 4: No, I Would Not Like a Tent Popsicle
    Mount Laguna (42.6 miles)
    3/24/2018 8:28 pm
  5. Day 5: Windswept
    Oriflamme Canyon (55.9 miles)
    3/25/2018 4:43 pm
  6. Day 6: Like Walking Through a Painting
    Pipe Gate 75.6 (75.6 miles)
    3/26/2018 8:43 pm
  7. Day 7: Who Ordered the Air Force Flyby?
    Third Gate (91.2 miles)
    3/27/2018 9:51 pm
  8. Day 8: What a Difference a Day Makes
    Warner Springs Beach (109 miles)
    3/28/2018 10:29 pm
  9. Day 9: A Lazy Day in Warner Springs
    Warner Springs Community Center (109.5 miles)
    3/29/2018 8:15 pm
  10. Day 10: Ups and Downs
    Campsite 124.9 (124.9 miles)
    3/30/2018 10:12 pm
  11. Day 11: Slippery Slopes to Water
    Tule Spring (137 miles)
    3/31/2018 8:59 pm
  12. Day 12: Easter at Muir Wood/s
    CA 74 / Paradise Valley Cafe (151.8 miles)
    4/1/2018 8:20 pm
  13. Day 13: Fire and Dust
    Campsite 161.0 (161 miles)
    4/2/2018 4:25 am
  14. Day 14: The Mountain Fire Alternate
    Spitler Peak Fire Alternate / Hurkey Creek Park (168.6 miles)
    4/3/2018 4:29 pm
  15. Day 15: “Is that as much fun as it looks?”
    Idyllwild (168.6 miles)
    4/4/2018 6:18 pm
  16. Day 16: Idle, But Not Wild
    Idyllwild (168.6 miles)
    4/5/2018 9:58 pm
  17. Day 17: Devils Slide, Tahquitz Peak, and South Ridge
    Saddle Junction / Idyllwild (179.4 miles)
    4/6/2018 8:42 pm
  18. Day 18: Uphill into the Clouds
    Campsite 187.8 (187.8 miles)
    4/7/2018 6:04 pm
  19. Day 19: Descent
    Desert Water Agency Faucet (205.7 miles)
    4/8/2018 9:24 pm
  20. Day 20: Wind Farm and Whitewater
    Whitewater Preserve (218.5 miles)
    4/9/2018 8:37 pm
  21. Day 21: A Single Snake Eye Staring Into Your Soul
    Campsite 232.1 (232.1 miles)
    4/10/2018 9:17 pm
  22. Day 22: Tuna is not Butterfly Food
    Coon Creek Cabin (246.5 miles)
    4/11/2018 9:39 pm
  23. Day 23: Ten Percent
    CA 18 / Big Bear Hostel (266.1 miles)
    4/12/2018 8:21 pm
  24. Day 24: The Three R’s In Big Bear Lake
    CA 18 / Big Bear Lake / Big Bear Hostel (266.1 miles)
    4/13/2018 8:18 pm
  25. Day 25: The Trail Turns West
    Campsite 279.2 (279.2 miles)
    4/14/2018 8:43 pm
  26. Day 26: The Early Hiker Gets The Rocks
    Bench Camp (294.7 miles)
    4/15/2018 8:53 pm
  27. Day 27: “If You Love Your Brain, Don’t Put It Underwater”
    Campsite 315.3 (315.3 miles)
    4/16/2018 9:20 pm
  28. Day 28: Bloaty Pizza Hog
    Campsite 335.4 (335.4 miles)
    4/17/2018 8:25 pm
  29. Day 29: Happy Mountain Hippy
    Cajon Pass / Best Western (341.9 miles)
    4/18/2018 8:38 pm
  30. Day 30: No, Tent, You Are Still Not Allowed to Fly Away
    Campsite 357.2 (357.2 miles)
    4/19/2018 8:37 pm
  31. Day 31: One Month Down, And Still A Long Way To Go
    CA 2 / Wrightwood (369.3 miles)
    4/20/2018 8:52 pm
  32. Day 32: Least Favorite Activity
    Little Jimmy Campground (383.9 miles)
    4/21/2018 9:29 pm
  33. Day 33: All Outta Uphill
    Cooper Canyon Camp (395.2 miles)
    4/22/2018 9:22 pm
  34. Day 34: “Poking At It Isn’t Going To Help”
    Campsite 414.7 (414.7 miles)
    4/23/2018 10:10 pm
  35. Day 35: Not Happy Feet
    North Fork Ranger Station (436.1 miles)
    4/24/2018 7:38 pm
  36. Day 36: Feet On Fire
    Agua Dulce / Hiker Heaven (454.5 miles)
    4/25/2018 10:45 pm
  37. Day 37: Infinity Hike
    Agua Dulce / Hiker Heaven (454.5 miles)
    4/26/2018 8:30 pm
  38. Day 38: It’s Hard To Be Efficient When You’re Talking To People
    Campsite 465.9 (465.9 miles)
    4/27/2018 8:48 pm
  39. Day 39: Hippie Daycare
    San Francisquito Valley Rd / Green Valley / Casa de Luna (478.2 miles)
    4/28/2018 9:04 pm
  40. Day 40: Walking Along Desert’s Door
    Maxwell Trail Camp (493 miles)
    4/29/2018 9:56 pm
  41. Day 41: Silence in the Forest
    Horse Trail Camp (508.1 miles)
    4/30/2018 7:04 pm
  42. Day 42: Zig-zag
    Hikertown (517.6 miles)
    5/1/2018 9:51 pm
  43. Day 43: Over the River and Through the Woods
    Campsite 540.3 (540.3 miles)
    5/2/2018 8:23 pm
  44. Day 44: A Wild Windfarm Appears
    Tehachapi Willow Springs Rd / Tehachapi (558.5 miles)
    5/3/2018 9:12 pm
  45. Day 45: The Wind Farm, It Keeps Getting Bigger!
    CA 58 / Tehachapi (566.4 miles)
    5/4/2018 10:03 pm
  46. Day 46: Cinco de Zero
    CA 58 / Tehachapi (566.4 miles)
    5/5/2018 9:29 pm

The Sierra Nevada
May 6, 2018 - May 16, 2018

  1. Day 47: Into the Sierra Nevada
    Golden Oaks Spring (583.3 miles)
    5/6/2018 8:23 pm
  2. Day 48: Is a Cow Pasture With No Cows Still a Cow Pasture?
    Robin Bird Spring (602 miles)
    5/7/2018 9:09 pm
  3. Day 49: Double Halo
    Kelso Road (615.9 miles)
    5/8/2018 9:06 pm
  4. Day 50: The Dwindling Desert
    Campsite 634.2 (634.2 miles)
    5/9/2018 8:06 pm
  5. Day 51: 3 Dogs 1 Stick
    Walker Pass Campground / Lake Isabella (651.3 miles)
    5/10/2018 11:41 pm
  6. Day 52: Zero at the Trailhead
    Walker Pass Campground (651.3 miles)
    5/11/2018 9:58 pm
  7. Day 53: One Quarter
    Spanish Needle Creek (668.7 miles)
    5/12/2018 8:34 pm
  8. Day 54: Last Night in the Desert
    Campsite 687.2 (687.2 miles)
    5/13/2018 9:28 pm
  9. Day 55: Out of the Desert
    Kennedy Meadows / Grumpy Bear’s Retreat (702.2 miles)
    5/14/2018 8:23 pm
  10. Day 56: A Not Grumpy Day At Grumpy’s
    Kennedy Meadows / Grumpy Bear’s Retreat (702.2 miles)
    5/15/2018 11:08 pm
  11. Day 57: Into the High Sierra
    Campsite 712.6 (712.6 miles)
    5/16/2018 9:12 pm