Nero (?) at VVR

Saturday, June 30, 2018 Today’s Miles: 15.10 |Trip Miles: 1298.60 Start Location: PCT Mile 878.5 Vermillion Valley Resort |Destination: PCT Mile 893.6 Well this really sucks because I accidentally deleted my blog for today so I’m going to have to reconstruct the highlights from memory. One downside about resort settings is that a few hikers tend to socialize and…

Vermillion Valley Resort

Friday, June 29, 2018 Today’s Miles: 4.60 |Trip Miles: 1283.50 Start Location: PCT Mile 873.9 |Destination: PCT Mile 878.5 Edison Ferry to VVR I got an early jump, determined not to miss the ferry at 9:45. After a brief uphill climb, it was literally all downhill. By the time I reached the trail junction leading to the ferry, my…

Dangerous Water Crossings

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Today’s Miles: 24.70 | Trip Miles: 1278.90 Start Location: PCT Mile 849.2 | Destination: PCT Mile 873.9 Last night, I decided to “cowboy glamp” which is my term for sleeping in my tent without the fly on. This morning I woke up to a quilt which was damp from dew and ice. Still, it did its job…

Passing Muir Pass

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Today’s Miles: 26.90 | Trip Miles: 1254.20 Start Location: PCT Mile 822.3 | Destination: PCT Mile 849.2 With only one pass in the plan today, I was feeling upbeat even though that pass was one of the snowiest on the trail.  Between the Muir Pass and my campsite were about 16 miles and I hoped that the…

Another Two Pass Day

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Start Location: PCT Mile 802.6 | Destination: PCT Mile 822.3 Today’s Miles: 19.70 | Trip Miles: 1227.30 It’s a lonely feeling leaving camp alone, but also a very free feeling knowing that for at least a while, you can have the most beautiful parts of the world to yourself. How to top yesterday’s feat of two Pass…

Leaving Bishop

Monday, June 25, 2018 Today’s Miles: 14.10 | Trip Miles: 1207.60 Start Location: PCT Mile 788.5 Bullfrog Lake Trail to Kearsarge Pass/Bishop |Destination: PCT Mile 802.6  Bishop can really spoil a hiker, especially a hiker with his wife.  I was sore and tired when I arrived but I had spent my time eating and healing while my wife took care…

Two Passes in One Day

June 23, 2018 Today’s Miles: 10 | Trip Miles: 1193.50 Start Location: PCT Mile 778.5 Forrester Pass Approach | Destination: PCT Mile 788.5 Bullfrog Lake Trail to Kearsarge Pass/Bishop One piece of wisdom on the trail is to never do two passes in one day.  I’m not sure of the rational.  Perhaps it is because you would have to cross the…