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…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 74, ‘slackpack’ Highway 40 ‘Donner Pass’ to Five Lakes Trail Junction (Alpine Meadows), 17 miles + 3 miles
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe It…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 75, Five Lakes Trail Junction to Middle Velma Lake, 26 miles (+3)
The best protection any woman can have is courage. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton It’s a perfect morning, waking in a…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 76, Middle Velma Lake to Highway 50 (South Lake Tahoe) 19 miles
I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 77, Highway 50 to Lost Lakes, 21 miles
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day. –…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 78, Lost Lakes to Eagle Creek, 17 miles
Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror. – Byron Katie The Sierra welcomes…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 79, Eagle Creek to Cliff with Astounding View, 26 miles
If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 80, Astounding view to Sonora Pass, 11 miles
Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. – Pink The day opens pink, cold and…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 81, Sonora Pass (Kennedy Meadows North) to Dorothy Lake Pass, 20 miles
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 82, above Dorothy Lake to small lake below Seavey Pass, 22 miles
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. – Ingrid Bergman It was not the best…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 83, small lake below Seavey Pass to view above Tuolumne Falls, 24 miles
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 84, view above Tuolumne Falls to small creek below Island Pass, 26 miles
My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it. – Judy Blume…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 85, small creek below Island Pass to small creek near Red Cones (Mammoth Lakes) 21 miles
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ―…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 86, creek near Red Cones to stream near North Fork Mono Creek, 23 miles
There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, but if you just…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 87, stream near Mono Creek to Bear Creek junction (via VVR & Bear Creek trail) 14 miles
Champions keep playing until they get it right. – Billie Jean King Something fell on the tent just as I…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 88, Bear Creek trail to stream near South Fork San Joaquin River (via Muir Trail Ranch) 18 miles
My best successes came on the heels of failures. – Barbara Corcoran I allow myself a bit more delicious sleep…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 89, South Fork San Joaquin River to Middle Fork Kings River, 21 miles
You grow up the day you have the fit real laugh at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore Making breakfast and packing…ReadRead more.
Trail Update – Sierra Nevada
A surprise text popped up on my phone last Sunday: ‘Donahue Pass!! on the JMT’. It was from Alison of…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 90, Middle Fork Kings River to South Fork Kings River, 20 miles
Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 91, South Fork Kings River to Rae Lakes, 17 miles
A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want. –…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 92, Rae Lakes to Tyndall Creek, 20 miles
The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world see us and how…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 93 Tyndall Creek to Siberian Pass Junction, 20 miles
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand I sleep…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 94, Siberian Pass Junction to Death Canyon Creek, 24 miles
One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph. –…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 95, Death Canyon Creek to South Fork Kern River, 25 miles
When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win. – Steffi Graf…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 96, South Fork Kern River to Kennedy Meadows (Ridgecrest) 8 miles
One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 97 and 98, zeroes, Ridgecrest
Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic. – Rosalind Russell Much needed zero days have been taken at…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 99, Kennedy Meadows junction to Chimney Creek, 20 miles
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. —Rosalynn Carter Another glorious…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 100, Chimney Creek to saddle, north of Morris Peak, 24 miles
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain! – Dolly Parton…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 101, saddle, north of Morris Peak to tentsite on ridge beyond Yellow Jacket spring, 22 miles
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse. – Florence Nightingale When ‘Flawless’ passed last…ReadRead more.