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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…

Books, books, books...

While preparing for my thru-hike I read a few books about the PCT, from other thru-hikers and general literature about mountaineering, survival and first aid. Here's a quick overview of the books I read: Zur Vorbereitung auf meine Fernwanderung…
Planning for the PCT

Planning in a nutshell...

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Today it's exactly two weeks until the start of my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. It is a bit of an understatement to say I am excited about it. Right now it's much more than that. But let's start at the beginning... During the…