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 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 21: Almost There

Cold last night, I thought about pulling out the difficult-to-repack nanoblanket. But I saw the crack of dawn and waited, tossing and turning to try and get warm. So glad to see the sun. Squarepants and I dawdled in camp until Fish Nugget arrived. She seemed to be in better spirits today, thank goodness. The girls […]

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PCT Day 15: Back in the Groove

Waking up after a restful night in a real bed, I went downstairs to the restaurant for toast and coffee. Tables filled up around me. People gathered on the porch, waiting for a chance to sit. A big hiker table formed in the corner, so I moved over to free up space for another family. There I met […]

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PCT Day 7: Surrender

Last night around ten or eleven, a noisy group of PCT hikers rolled in. They camped right next to me on the restoration habitat, talking and laughing while they set up. Really? In this giant campground with zillions of empty spaces a few steps back, you had to bring your party right to my door? […]

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PCT Day 1: A Weekend Holiday Zoo

Today we had our last breakfast in Mammoth Lakes with The Hubby—Fish Nugget, Squarepants and me. Fish Nugget is Wildchild’s trail name, so that’s what I’ll use going forward. Squarepants is her friend who started the Pacific Crest Trail with her back on April 30, the one she lost touch with after Lake Isabella. Meeting Squarepants […]

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