Day 7: Some rest in Warner Springs

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27. April    Barrel Spring Camp (mile 101) to Hwy 79 Warner Springs (mile 109.5)    8.5 miles, 13.7 km    After another early start we made our way to Hwy 79 to Warner Springs. For me every step was a pain because…

Day 6: Fighting for 100

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27. April    Saddle Camp (mile 78) to Barrel Spring Camp (mile 101)    23 miles, 37 km    Today I had to fight hard against the blisters. Every step hurts. I haven't popped them so far which seems to be the way…

Day 5: The beauty of the desert

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26. April    Camp at dirt road (mile 59.5) to Saddle Camp (mile 78)    18.5 miles, 29.8 km    I have two blister spots on each foot, haven't had a shower for five days now, miscalculated my need of energy bars until…

Day 4: Windy California

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25. April    Mount Laguna (mile 40.3) to Roadside Camp (mile 59.5)    19.2 miles, 30.9 km    Tonight we stayed at Burnt Rancheria Campground. A bunch of other hikers joined us so we were a big group.  After…

Day 3: Slowing down

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24. April Long Creek Camp 2 (mile 35.8) to Mount Laguna (mile 40.3) 4.5 miles, 7.2 km We were undecided until the last moment if we should hike on or take it slow.  After a few pros and cons Steve and I decided to hit the Break…

Day 2: First times

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23rd of April    Lake Morena Campground (mile 20) to Long Canyon Camp 2 (mile 35.8)    15.8 miles, 25.4 km    Again I am lying in my sleeping bag ready to dream. So here's day two at a glance:  Woke up early…
PCT class of 22nd of April

PCT Class of 22nd of April

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22nd of April    Southern Monument (mile 0) to Lake Morena (mile 20)    20 Miles, 32 km    Hopefully I won't regret what I've done today. But lets start at the beginning...  Bob dropped us off at the trailhead…
San Diego Times

San Diego Times

I am a bit delayed with my blog and as I am writing this at my first evening on trail this post is going to be short one.    In San Diego I stayed with Bob Riess who is the famous first hiker host. He is hosting hikers to give them…
Traveling to the US

Travelling to the US

My shirt got its first load of sweat in Frankfurt at the airpost. I wanted to check in for the flight and had to talk to an employee of Delta checking Security first. The display of her tablet showed a flight back booked for me on 28th of April.…

It's getting serious...

Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo Only a few hours of sleep and I'll be on my way to Frankfurt Airport where I will start my 15 hours flight via New York to San Diego. I am very excited about this. Listening…
test hike: Zweitaelersteig Day ii

test hike: Zweitälersteig day II

I woke up to the call of a duck living on the little lake nearby. Obviously it was very excited about my presence so I tried to do my camp chores as quiet as possible. The night has been good so far. Not too many noices, only the occassional…
Test hike: Zweitälersteig Day 1

test hike: Zweitälersteig day I

Today I have been singing in the rain! I started around ten in the morning in Waldkirch. A small village in the Black Forrest. I hiked the trail I have chosen before in May 2015. This time it is meant to be my final overnight training for the…