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.
PCT Day 102, ridge beyond Yellow Jacket Spring to ridge above Kelso Road, 24 miles
Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 103, ridge above Kelso Road to below windmills, 25 miles
If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 104, below windmills to Highway 58 overpass (Tehachapi) 20 miles
I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in — even if it makes…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 105, Highway 58 overpass (Cameron Road) to Tylerhorse Canyon, 25 miles
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 106, Tylerhorse Canyon to Hiker Town, 24 miles
Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 107, Hiker Town to Maxwell Road, 25 miles
I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 108, Maxwell Road to San Francisquito Road (Casa de Luna) 15 miles
Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 109, San Francisquito Road to Darling Road (Hiker Heaven) 24 miles
I think that passion is the secret ingredient that drives hard work and excellence. – Kelly Ayotte Terrie warned me…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 110, Hiker Heaven to Messenger Flat Campground, 25 miles
Everyone is a complicated human being, and everyone is strong and weak and funny and scared. – Laverne Cox Cowboy…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 111, Messenger Flat Campground to Highway 2 and Three Points (Montrose) 27 miles
There are hazards in anything one does but there are greater hazards in doing nothing. –Shirley Williams Argh! Just as…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 112, zero, Montrose
I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am. – Princess Diana…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 113, Highway 2 and Three Points to ridge below Mount Hawkins, 20 miles
It’s very important to take risks. I think that research is very important, but in the end you have to…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 114, ridge below Mount Hawkins to Inspiration Point (Wrightwood) 14 miles
I can’t imagine people telling me what to do – I just can’t imagine it. – Jane Campion This night…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 115, Inspiration Point to dry river bed near Cajon Pass, 26 miles
You’ve just got to follow your own path. You have to trust your heart and you have to listen to…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 116, dry river bed near Cajon Pass to ridge above highway 173, 24 miles
I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it. – Simone Biles I adore my…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 117, ridge above highway 173 to Holcomb Creek, 26 miles
The thing that is really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and starting the work of…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 118, Holcomb Creek to Van Dusen Road (Big Bear Lake) 18 miles
I don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 119, zero, Big Bear Lake
If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. – Tallulah BankheadRead more.
Day 120, Van Dusen Road to Arrastre Trail Camp, 19 miles
A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘For a man, you’re kind of…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 121, Arrastre Trail Camp to ridge above Mission Creek, 18 miles
Sometimes questions are more important than answers. – Nancy Willard Because it was so cold down in the creek canyon,…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 122, ridge above Mission Creek to Whitewater River, 18 miles
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 123, Whitewater River to Tamarack Road (Palm Springs), 11 miles
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. – Peace Pilgrim I know…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 124, zero, Palm Springs
What I learned crashing in Palm Springs for a ‘zero’ on Halloween and Pride weekend: desert weather is better than…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 125, Tamarack Road to water faucet, 4 miles
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. – Marsha Norman It’s a sleeping in kind…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 126, water faucet to North Fork San Jacinto River, 20 miles
The road to success is always under construction. – Lily Tomlin It was a night of dueling owls and a…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 127, San Jacinto River to Saddle Junction (Idyllwild via Devil’s Slide) 10 miles
You have to allow for the impossible to be possible. – Lupita Nyong’o I’m pleased we found a site to…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 128, zero, Idyllwild
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. – Maureen Dowd…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 129, Saddle Junction via Devil’s Slide to Cedar Spring, 20 miles
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 130, Cedar Spring to ridge above Anza, 18 miles
I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. – Mary Anne…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 131, ridge above Anza to Mike’s Place, 19 miles
There is nothing more pathetic than caution when headlong might save a life, even possibly, your own. – Meryl Streep…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 132, Mikes’s Place to Highway 74 (Warner Springs) 17 miles
Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith. – Margaret Shepherd No beings – animal or otherwise –…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 133, zero, Warner Springs
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 134, Highway 79 to water cache, 19 miles
You never find yourself until you face the truth. – Pearl Bailey I have seen lots of animals on this…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 135, water cache to Scissors Crossing (Julian), 14 miles
If you have the courage to fail, then you have the courage to succeed. – Shalane Flanagan Desert sunrises are…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 136, Highway S2 to past Sunrise Trailhead junction, 18 miles
Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them. – Assata Shakur I wake up with the sun even though we…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 137, past Sunrise Trail junction to Mount Laguna general store, 18 miles
I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes…ReadRead more.
PCT Day 138, Mount Laguna to Lake Morena County Park, 22 miles
To me, there’s no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first. – Janean Garofalo It’s quasi…ReadRead more.