Trail Update
Spoiler Alert – Alison walked through Seiad Valley a few days ago and is now well into California. While her…Read
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PCT Day 50, Mt. Ashland to Bearground Springs, 25 miles
You can waste your lives drawing lines, or you can live your life crossing them. – Shonda Rhimes The morning…Read
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PCT Day 51, Bearground Springs to above Darkey Creek Trail Jct, 25 miles
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. – Lucille Ball The night is…Read
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PCT Day 52, above Darkey Creek Trail to seasonal creek feeding Grider Creek, 21 miles
You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else. – Chris Evert The sunrise, of course, is…Read
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PCT Day 53, seasonal creek to seasonal creek, 27 miles
Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.…Read
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PCT Day 54, seasonal creek to Etna Summit trailhead (Etna) 15 miles
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. – Maya Angelou The morning begins…Read
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PCT Day 55, Etna Summit trailhead to Saloon Creek junction, 23 miles
Without it (self-respect), one eventually discovers the final turn of the screw: one runs away to find oneself, and finds…Read
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PCT Day 56, Saloon Creek junction to Bull Lake junction, 29 miles
I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life. – Louise Hay What a perfect…Read
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PCT Day 57, Bull Lake junction to near Soapstone Trail, 28 miles
I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. – Coco Chanel The sun…Read
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PCT Day 58, Soapstone Trail to Interstate 5 (McCloud) 19 miles
A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence. – Sonia Sotomayor I’m up before dawn, the wind is…Read
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PCT Day 59, Interstate 5 to Cabin Creek trailhead (slackpack) 17 miles
Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. – Jennifer Lopez…Read
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PCT Day 60, Cabin Creek trailhead to dirt road near power lines, 24 miles
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker So I…Read
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PCT Day 61, dirt road to epic view, 26 miles
You can be the lead in your own life. – Kerry Washington Klaus tells me he ordered this sunrise, now…Read
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PCT Day 62, epic view to Burney Mountain Guest Ranch, 26 miles
Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity of strength. – Betty Friedan An owl wakes me…Read
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PCT Day 63, Burney Mountain Guest Ranch to tentsite near wire fence, 25 miles
Normal is not something to aspire to; it’s something to get away from. – Jodie Foster The morning is cool…Read
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PCT Day 64, tentsite near wire fence (above The Subway) to Lassen Volcanic National Park, 20 miles
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all, confidence…Read
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PCT Day 65, Lassen Volcanic National Park boundary to North Fork Feather River, 26 miles
The challenge is not to be perfect, it’s to be whole. – Jane Fonda The only visitors overnight are curious…Read
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PCT Day 66, North Fork Feather River to sunset view of Lassen, 20 miles
I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the…Read
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PCT Day 67, Lassen view to private waterfall on Chips Creek, 25 miles
If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner. – Cher Lightning streaks the sky, but there’s no…Read
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PCT Day 68, Chips Creek to ridge above Belden, 21 miles
If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world…Read
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PCT Day 69, ridge above Belden to Middle Fork Feather River, 25 miles
You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the…Read
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PCT Day 70, Middle Fork Feather River to A-tree spring, 30 miles
Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance. – Anne Lamott I feel…Read
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PCT Day 71, A-Tree Spring to Highway 49 (Sierra City) 24 miles
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we…Read
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PCT Day 72, Highway 49 to Mules Ear Creek, 16 miles
These things are ours, for God creates within our soul a mystic sense of wonder that we may hear allegro…Read
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PCT Day 73, Mules Ear Creek to Highway 40 (Truckee) 26 miles
Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward. – Hillary Clinton It’s cold now. I sleep in all…Read
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