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Trip: PCT 2009

There are [21] stories from my trip: PCT 2009


Gallery: PCT 2009

USA | Saturday, 7 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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CANADA!!!! 2662 miles

USA | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | Views [540] | Comments [7]

I am sitting in a library in Vancouver, British Columbia. I made it to the northern terminus of the PCT on September 19th -- 5 months and 1 day after I started in April (with 28 days off for injuries, weddings, etc.) It was one of the most incredible ... Read more >


Steven's Pass: mile 2476

USA | Saturday, 12 Sep 2009 | Views [365] | Comments [1]

Well, I've made it to Steven's Pass, Washington. Less than 200 miles to go. Washington has been challenging, to say the least. The weather turned to rain, snow and hail a few days into washington and I experienced one of the most challenging days of ... Read more >


washington!!! 2,155 miles and 508 to go

USA | Saturday, 29 Aug 2009 | Views [321] | Comments [3]

Once again, this will be brief. I am currently in Seattle attending my roommate from college (Charissa's) wedding but just a couple days ago I made it to Cascade Locks, the end of Oregon. I've walked over 2,000 miles now with only 508 to go. Oregon was ... Read more >


in Oregon!/ Ashland: mile 1726

USA | Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | Views [392] | Comments [2]

I've made it to Oregon. Crossed the border yesterday morning and pulled a 33-mile day to get into Ashland last night. Ashland is our last real town until the end of Oregon so there are many hikers here resting up and enjoying luxuries like: food, movies.... Read more >


mile 1606: etna, ca

USA | Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Views [665]

I've made it another 100 miles to Etna, CA. I had planned to skip this town but it is reportedly the favorite town on the PCT so I decided to come in for the night. The last section was absolutely stunning. It was mostly ridge walking with views of Mt ... Read more >


mile 1506: Shasta City

USA | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Views [468] | Comments [1]

hello! Its been a while. I have had many challenges since the last time I wrote. I started having foot trouble again; same foot, but on the heel. Some people were saying I had plantar fascaitus, some thought it was my achilles tendon, some thought a ... Read more >


sierra city: mile 1197/ quick stop in Sacramento

USA | Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | Views [438] | Comments [2]

I am currently in Sacramento. I am taking a few zero days to see Amadou and Mariam/ Coldplay in Sacramento and will be able to see some friends while I am here. I walked into the 2-block town of Sierra City last night with my good trail friends Socks ... Read more >


mile 1093: tahoe

USA | Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | Views [352]

this will be very brief. I have very little internet time. But I spent a wonderful 5 days in yosemite visiting friends and spent a week walking to Tahoe. Two hiker friends and I somehow connected with a couple who decided to house us in thier cabin and ... Read more >


quick stop in yosemite valley

USA | Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 | Views [339] | Comments [1]

I left mammoth on tuesday night and made it over 50 miles by thursday night. I showed up at my trail crew camp right at dinner time--perfect timing! I spent the night with them last night. It was great to see them and felt particuarly wonderful to have ... Read more >


Through most of the Sierra, in Mammoth: mile 907

USA | Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | Views [449] | Comments [1]

I am alive and well (for the most part). I made it through the most dangerous snowy sierra section and am in Mammoth Lakes, just outside of Yosemite. I spent 13 days walking through Sequoia and Kings Canyon and other wilderness areas and walked over 8 ... Read more >

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kennedy meadows: mile 702

USA | Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [740] | Comments [2]

I made it here to Kennedy Meadows yesterday morning (the 4th). I caught up with nearly everyone I knew from the beginning. They were surprised to see me walk in yesterday and it made all those long days worth it. The last 10 days were wonderful. I passed ... Read more >

Tags: waiting


Hiker Heaven: Agua Dulce, mile 454

USA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [1223] | Comments [2]

I made it to Hiker Heaven, in Agua Dulce, just a hop away from Santa Clarita, where I went to college. Its truly wonderful to be back on the trail. It took me a little over 3 days to get here from Wrightwood. I put in two 28-mile days and wandered in ... Read more >


mile 369: wrightwood

USA | Friday, 22 May 2009 | Views [680]

greeting from Wrightwood, California: Mile 369. I have officially made it another 105 miles, in 4 days. It was a beautiful stretch. The first day out of Big Bear we walked along two deep creeks, which is a first on this waterless trail. The second day ... Read more >


In Canada sooner than I thought

USA | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [401] | Comments [2]

This has been one of the hardest weeks of my life. I am actually in Canada right now, in Saskatoon. My father passed away yesterday. My brother, sister and I were able to fly up here the day before he passed away and we'll stay for his funeral this wednesday.... Read more >

Tags: zeros


Gallery: first 265 miles

USA | Thursday, 7 May 2009 | Photo Gallery


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mile 265: Big Bear

USA | Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | Views [359] | Comments [2]

Hello everyone. I am now in Big Bear. I arrived this morning in time for lunch and checked into a hostel for 2 nights. This last stretch was a challenge. I bought microspikes and crossed a snowy ridge, descended 8,000 feet back to the desert and land ... Read more >

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First 180 Miles! (Idylwild)

USA | Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | Views [479] | Comments [1]

Greetings! I am in Idylwild, CA, taking a half-day. I walked 11 miles into town today and had a huge lunch, ice cream, and will have pizza tonight. Tomorrow morning I head up San Jacinto Mt. (9,000 ft) with a few fellow PCTers. We are at mile 180 right ... Read more >

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I'm finally doing it!

USA | Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | Views [745] | Comments [1]

Hello. Tomorrow is my last day as a non-walker; my last day eating ice cream, at least for a while. I begin the 2,660 mile trek on Saturday morning. It is still surreal to me that I'll actually be doing this. I know the first few weeks will be among ... Read more >

Tags: preparation


the southern terminus

USA | Sunday, 15 Mar 2009 | Views [728]

Last week, my mom, sister and I visited the southern terminus of the PCT. It is located in Campo, literally 10 feet from the Mexican border fence. We followed a few dirt roads before we made it there and as we stood there at the start of the trail the ... Read more >

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