PCT Post Mortem

The Day After August 2, 2016 Waking up in a bed, flushing a toilet, taking a long, hot shower—ah, the accouterments of civilization. Everyone should spend time out in the wilderness to gain an appreciation for these magnificent luxuries we all take for granted. One thing I love about staying with our friends G-Man and Belle is […]

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PCT Day 30: Triumph

My last morning in the tent, I felt a tinge of sadness. It had been such an incredible journey through so many beautiful places, I was a little sorry to see it end. But I also looked forward reconnecting with family, friends and food again. I slept okay the night before, not bad for being on […]

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PCT Day 29: One More Night

Last night, a section hiker named Nobody joined us at camp. Nice guy, very conversational, he asked a lot questions as we were all lying in our tents. He got the girls talking about SpongeBob, movies, ghost stories and their trip. He even asked me about Puerto Rico. Though it was great to meet someone […]

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PCT Day 28: Just Keep Going

I woke up at 5:49 am, seeing light but no sun. The mosquitoes were humming so loud, I could hear them through my earplugs. Anticipating a swarm, I suited up in full bug gear to go get water. Once I got outside, I realized that it wasn’t mosquitoes after all. I’d been sleeping next to […]

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PCT Day 27: Ants

Last night some super chatty guys camped next door, definitely PCTers. They talked late into the evening. Other hikers, whom they hadn’t seen for a while would drop in, talk for a bit, then set up camp. It was like slumber party over there. One of them came over this morning looking for condiments, so […]

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PCT Day 25: Heatwave

A late start today, I was the last one out at 10:00 am. I walked beside Aloha Lake, marveling at the stillness of the water, feeling the heat of the sun. Today would be another scorcher for sure. Toward the end of the lake, I saw two little boys paddling around the many rock formations […]

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PCT Day 23: Zero in Tahoe

I woke up early, gathered our heinous hiker clothes and headed to the laundromat. Yelp reviews did not disappoint. Machines and soap dispensers worked, and best of all, there was wifi. I had a lovely time catching up on financial news. Returning with folded laundry, I picked up the girls and took them to the post office […]

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PCT Day 22: Nero in Tahoe

Today I was so excited to get to South Lake Tahoe, I don’t even remember how uncomfortably I probably slept. A shower, laundry, food, beer and actual furniture to sit on were all that occupied my mind, and seeing The Hubby, too! We left at a decent hour, going mostly downhill all the way to […]

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