Week 4 of the PCT

On day 21, we had a long 16 mile (26 km) stretch with no reliable water sources. From where we had camped the previous night, our whole day would be 19 miles. We hiked over snow patches on the San Gorgonio mountain ridges before lunch and then slowly descending down to Arraste campground which was […]

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Week 3 of the PCT

Day 14 was the day where we got our first “real” hitch from absolute strangers from Idyllwild back to Paradise Valley cafe. The four of us (Sun bear, Cheers, Andrew and I) were picked up by a lovely elderly couple on their way to lunch with friends. While we drove through the charred remnants of […]

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Week 2 of the PCT

After a busy night in Julian eating pizza, resupplying our food for the trail and doing laundry, we woke up unusually clean on day 7. We had some free apple pie (when you show your PCT permit) from Mom’s pies before heading back to the trail. It was 2pm when trail angel Tangerine dropped us […]

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Summary of Week 1 on the PCT

It was still dark outside when trail angel Scout directed us and 30 or so other hikers to cars that would be dropping us off at the PCT southern terminus. As we whizzed along the highway, it still felt surreal to me that we were actually starting our 6 month long hike. We arrived at […]

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Scout and Frodo

It’s about 8am Friday morning. Lora and I quickly packed up our meager belongings in our hotel room and slowly make our way to the front desk for check out. Behind us was the complimentary breakfast offerings which to our amusement, had an automatic oatmeal dispenser and a large warning sign “DON’T MICROWAVE THE BOILED […]

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What is the Pacific Crest Trail?

So for our friends and family who have heard the news, we are thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on March 25th, 2019. We’ve been getting quite a few questions about what it is, our planning process and strategy. We will hope to answer all those questions below! First off! what is the Pacific Crest Trail? […]

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