PCT43 – 702 – Kennedy Meadows

May 27, 2018 smokebeard 3

Everyone gets a well-earned round of applause from the hiker trash inhabiting the deck of the general store. Even at 9 a.m. After all, it’s been 702 miles, more or less. One quarter of the Trail completed, and this is […more]

PCT40 – 652 – Lake Isabella

May 25, 2018 smokebeard 0

The days are starting to blur a little. Its getting harder and harder to do these summaries without going back to my notes. Not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing, I think we’re all a little beat […more]

PCT34 – 566 – Tehachapi

May 19, 2018 smokebeard 0

After forcing ourselves to take a full 24-hour break at Hiker Heaven, we reluctantly trudged out and headed north. Luckily, the day was still cool and we were still in a pretty foggy weather pattern. It made the otherwise steep, […more]

PCT28 – 454 – Agua Dulce

May 14, 2018 smokebeard 0

(Warning, picture heavy post) “I have no memory of this place”, said the Smokebeard.  No longer the Greybeard leading the Fellowship, I’m now just another old, slow hiker.  And it turns out that is just fine. After doing many chores […more]