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]

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]

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]

PCT50 – 789 – Whitney & Bishop

June 5, 2018 smokebeard 0

After leaving Kennedy Meadows, despite some pretty crazy elevation, we still made good time except for logistical problems. Cow Creek Following the trail up the canyon from Kennedy Meadows, it finally started to look like a new kind of terrain. […more]

PCT61 – 904 – Mammoth

June 15, 2018 smokebeard 2

The Bishop to Mammoth Lakes stretch is challenging for a whole host of reasons. Firstly it’s long, about a hundred sixteen miles. Secondly, you go over a high pass almost every day which puts a serious dent in the mileage […more]