26th July 2015

Mileage 5.7

Paynes Lake (1600.7) to Etna (1606.4)

Day 100, yay for me, 1606.4 miles. I must have good Karma, I thought to myself as I finished hiking just under 6 miles to the trailhead near the town of Etna. A car was waiting there. It was local trail angel, Eric. Myself and Teflon arrive about 10 minutes before Mr & Mrs Smith and HumpIt. Eric kindly shuttles all of us into town where we organise accommodation, laundry and a very satisfying meal at the local Cafe. Etna seems to be a typical slow dying town with lots of character and friendly locals who know about the PCT and are all too willing to wish us luck.

Nothing of note happened on this day, so I am unable to make it sound any better than this. Sorry to all the loyal readers who cant wait to read every new post I make. Sometimes I just need to relax and chill. The evening was spent watching our favourite comedy sketches on youtube. I chose Roy and HGs commentary of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Specifically the commentary of the gymnastics. Do a search, its funny. Teflon and the Smiths chose SNL as their favourites. 


Etna Brewery


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18 Responses

  1. Alison and Matt

    Hello there! Just back in civilization after two beautiful treks in the High Andes of Peru. Glad to hear you are still doing well and enjoying the trail. I will look forward to catching up on your previous posts soon. Happy trails!

    • BikeHikeSafari

      Thanks Guys, when I’m done with the PCT I can’t wait to spend some time reading about your journeys. Might even hike The Wonderland Trail if time permits

  2. Ian

    Only blog when you feel like it. We are along for the ride. Don’t let the blog take away from your experience. I love how dedicated you’ve been to the blog, but don’t burn out. Getting close to Oregon though!

    • BikeHikeSafari

      Yeah, trying to explain a battered sav to Americans is not easy, both the food and gymnastics move! But Google does have the answers!

  3. Bob

    Hell yes, a beer and a chocolate sundae! That’s the way to hike the PCT! Go For It, you’ve earned it and deserve it.

  4. carney

    Happy birthday bro
    I hope you had a great day.
    ive been following your posts religiously.
    Enjoy life cause life is for the living and storys are for the telling and your making a great story to tell.

  5. Donna Catterick

    Yes, I really look forward to your posts, but I never forget that this is your hike. Blog when it suits you. Somehow we will survive!

  6. The Optimist

    Ah. The brownie sundae. I ate one of those and a cookie sundae back to back at the brewery. This after two dinners. Several people told me I looked pregnant.

    • alanandjanelpct

      By the way, it’s actually amazing that you are still replying to every comment on the blog. I think we gave up on that by the Sierras. Doing a daily blog on the trail is a massive, time consuming job, but you will be glad you put the time into when you are done. Even more so a year later…

      • BikeHikeSafari

        Yeah, I try to. I kinda realise that there are many people hiking the journey with me in spirit. I’m sure it was the same with you.

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