Another night went by without sleep. Apparently the air around Barrel Springs where I camped is special air that turns into ice at night. Given that I had no real insulation between me and the ground, that didn’t turn out to create a very good night. But at least it was quiet. I seem … More Day 11 – Warner Springs and Beyond
Last night was not fun. I got into my tent and fell asleep pretty quickly until I woke up to the sound of voices from the trail. “BRO! Gate 3 Gate 3! 3rd Gate! Ah bro we’re here bro!” Bro was uttered a few more times and I heard feet stomping behind my tent. I … More Day 10 – Well Then..
Day 8 was spent tooling around town, not much to say about it really. I didn’t take notes so I don’t remember much about it, whoops. I woke up today feeling determined to get on trail. I’d spent yesterday keeping my foot in and out of a tub of ice water which monumentally sucked but … More Day 9 – My Sweet Dusty Home
I’m a week into my PCT trek, and only four and a half of those days have been spent hiking. I’m still trying to will this tendinitis away. Ice helped marginally, I just started rolling my foot on a cold water bottle/using my trekking pole as a massage rolling pin.. thing.. what do you even … More Day 7 – I Miss the Dirt
So my foot problem turned out to be probably tendonitis. I’ve had it before in my heel, but this is along the outside of my foot where I walk on which makes it exponentially more painful. That’s a relief. I kept it on ice and elevated it a bit, so far so good. I got … More Day 6 – Foot Healage
I woke up really early again, but opted to try and go back to sleep. My foot needs to rest as much as possible, and honestly I was hoping that the extra couple hours might magically heal it somehow. I rolled over on my crinkly inflatable sleeping pad and dozed off. This only lasted … More Day 6 – To Julian!
I woke up and looked at my watch: 5:30. Woke up early once again. This wouldn’t be as much of a problem if I weren’t camped near other people, but not wanting to wake anyone at what may be described as a crazy hour, I sat in my tent for another hour and tapped at … More Day 5 – An Abnormal Amount of Ow
I woke up super early in the lodge. It seems I’ve lost the ability to really sleep in now, damn. I felt a little nauseous so all I could do was lay in bed and hope it went away. I laid like this for a couple hours until I decided to get up and get … More Day 4 – Nothing Gained, Everything Ventured
I woke up at around 7:30, yay I slept in! Today was my first zero day. The prospect seemed weird to me, I don’t have to work, I don’t have to hike, I don’t have a house or computer or house cleaning to do. So what does a person do? Buying groceries certainly won’t take … More Day 3 – Zero in Laguna
Why did I camp in Morena? Everything and everyone is so loud, the breeze from the lake is freezing! I couldn’t sleep at all and it sucked. We were so packed in that I felt bad for even getting up to pee (If you’re not on trail yet, you will know the horror of … More Day 2 – Do Knees Dream of Electric Sheep