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…

On Top Of The World On An Amazing Day

June 22, 2018 Today’s Miles: 11.50 | Trip Miles: 1183.50 Start Location: PCT Mile 767 Upper Crabtree Meadows | Destination: PCT Mile 778.5 Forrester Pass Approach My alarm went off at 1 AM, proving my phone was still working.  My plan was to get an early start and perhaps summit Whitney in time for the sunrise.  For some reason, I had…

No Solace in Solstice

June 21, 2018 Today’s Miles: 17.50 | Trip Miles: 1172 Start Location: Mile 749.5 Campsite | Destination: Mile 767 Upper Crabtree Meadows Let me remind everyone that the mileage I report each day includes only PCT miles.  It does not include non-PCT miles such as those on the Mt Whitney side trail which is about 8 miles each way.  That portion…

Day 2 in the Sierras

June 20, 2018 Today’s Miles: 24.50 | Trip Miles: 1154.50 Start Location: PCT Mile 725 Campsite | Destination: PCT Mile 749.5 Campsite Another momentous day.  Less than 1,500 miles to go! Many of my fellow campers were destined to resupply in Lone Pine, meaning they needed to leave early to ensure they could hitch a ride from Horseshoe Meadows so I…

A New Era in the Sierras

June 19, 2018 Today’s Miles: 22.80 |Trip Miles: 1130 Start Location: PCT Mile 702.2 Kennedy Meadows | Destination: PCT Mile 725 Campsite Auspiciously, it is my anniversary and coincidentally, we got married at Yosemite.  So why was my wife so anxious to dump me at Kennedy Meadows at 6 in the morning?  Let’s be clear about something right now.  My…

More Zeros, sorta

June 18, 2018 Today’s Miles: 0 | Trip Miles: 1107.20 Start Location: PCT Mile 1599.7 Sawyers Bar Rd to Etna | Destination: Lone Pine California Ok, the cat is out of the bag.  My son is relocated and I was able to get a flight home for a brief visit with my fantastic in-laws but all good things must come to…

Etna (and Dave and Vicky), I’m Glad I Met Ya

June 8, 2018 Today’s Miles: 18.40 | Trip Miles: 1107.20 Start Location: PCT Mile 1581.3 | Destination: Mile 1599.7 Sawyers Bar Rd to Etna If I said that I had a single-minded focus on reaching my destination for the day, I’d be lying, because I couldn’t overlook the fact that at some point I’d have to cross snow today, and the…