April 16 (~18:30 – ~20:00) Cajon Junction / McDonalds – Swarthout Canyon / Water cache (5.1 mi / Total: 347.0 mi) Weather: Overcast and almost a bit rainy during the day, quite a nice temperature when we get on trail at night, as it isn’t too hot or cold. Very humid during the night though. … Continue reading PCT Day 23 : And A Nero At The iPhone Store
April 15 (~07:25 – ~16:10) Before Silverwood Lake – Cajon Junction / McDonalds (21.2 mi / Total: 341.9 mi) Weather: Warm! It gets really windy towards the end, and I almost get blown off the sidles. I wake up after another night of cowboy camping. I love it. It was windy all night but it … Continue reading PCT Day 22 : Countdown To McDonalds
April 14 (~07:25 – ~16:25) Along Mojave River – before Silverwood Lake (16.9 mi / Total: 320.7 mi) Weather: Warm, windy in the afternoon. I wake up to Speedy munching through her breakfast, open my eyes and call out in distress, ‘Where my tent? Somebody stole my tent!’ Oh, the joys of cowboy camping. I … Continue reading PCT Day 21 : Trail Reunion!
April 13 (~08:00 – ~18:50) After Delamar Mountain Rd – along Mojave River (22.5 mi / Total: 303.8 mi) Weather: Chilly in the morning, then it gets warm again. I’m not in a hurry when I wake up and by the time I leave the tentsite, the sun has snuck through the chill in the … Continue reading PCT Day 20 : When Speedy Lost Prince
April 12 (~10:50 – ~17:30) Highway 18 – after Delamar Mountain Rd (15.2 mi / Total: 281.3 mi) Weather: The air is cold but the sun is warm. It’s mostly great weather for hiking, but when I hit the wrong side of the mountain there is snow and it’s freezing cold. (Due to phone problems … Continue reading PCT Day 19 : A Nice Day For A Stroll
April 10 (~07:30 – ~13:20) & April 11 After Private Zoo – Highway 18 Access to Big Bear (15.2 mi / Total: 266.1 mi) Weather: Freezing cold. Only a little warmer once the sun hits. When I wake up the wind has calmed just a little, and the side of my tent that was fighting … Continue reading PCT Day 17 & 18 : An Arctic Morning Into Big Bear & My First Real Zero