CDT Day 8 Gorge Walking Road Walking

25th April 22.4 miles (36km) Roadside Camp (127) to Highway Camp (149.4) I woke to the yelping calls of the nearby coyotes. But I was still tired, very tired. I had to force myself out of the warmth of my sle...

The Lonely Road

I left the lovely but isolated town of Durango late in the morning as the local 'women in farming community' had their morning social breakfast outside my room. I cycled down the pedestrian mall until the error...

Paradise Found Bahía Concepción 

It was a hard place to leave, I thought to myself as I cycled away from this tropical paradise. For several days I essentially lived on a beach under a crude thatched roof shelter. Alternating between a visit t...
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PCT Day 39 Milestones

  25th May 2015 Mileage 13.7 (22km) Walker Pass (651.4) to 25% Camp (665.1) The promise of fresh coffee and French toast roused me from my slumber. Sleep did not come easy last night, a few too man...
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PCT Day 38 Happy Endings

  24th May 2015 Mileage 27.1 (43.6km) Joshua Tree Camp (624.3) to Walker Pass (651.4) I had some inside information that there was trail magic at Walker Pass. It was over 27 miles away and I wasn't...
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PCT Day 37 Cloudforests and Rattlesnakes 

 The  23rd May 2015 Mileage 26.4 (42.5) Wildflower Camp (597.9) to Joshua Tree Camp (624.3) I woke to dense clouds and a soaking wet tent. I walked through the clouds in a good mood, much better th...
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PCT Day 35 Return to the Desert

  the trail near the highway 21st May 2015 Mileage 6.9 (11.1) Mojave (566.5) to Bushcamp (573.4) The 10 hours of restful sleep left me feeling slow and sleepy in the morning. Several days of rest w...
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PCT Day 34 Do More With Less

20th May 2015 Mileage 0 Mojave (566.5) I sat in my hotel room resting. I watched a documentary about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail called, 'Do More With Less'. Inspiring. They nailed it. Everything...
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PCT Day 31 Fatigue Sets In

  17th May 2015 Mileage 23.6 (38km) Tylerhorse Canyon (541.5) to Roadside Camp (565.1) The strong wind that justified the nearby wind farms had all but disappeared overnight. Our secluded campsite ...
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PCT Day 28 Desert Rain

  you find the strangest things on trail 14th May 2015 Mileage 14.4 Bushcamp (464.2) to Casa de Luna (478.6) I spied high Sirus clouds yesterday. Normally they forecast bad weather, well today I wa...