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Hiking injury: One of many rest breaks with my hiking injury on the PCT

How to deal with a hiking injury on a long-distance hike

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Imagine you are out there on the AT, CDT, PCT or any other long-distance trail and you get injured. Is it the end? How should you react? What should you do? On day ten I was knocked out by a hiking injury on the Pacific Crest Trail. Find out how I managed to have a great comeback and continue my hike on the PCT!
Bear and black crows spanning their wings in the Trail Side Zoo

Trail Side Zoo & Goodbye

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8th July We stayed at a fantastic small motel nearby. The motel was run by an older couple: He was from England and she was from Germany. Unfortunately I am so bad with names! Very nice people. We were even allowed to wash our clothes inside…

AT Day 3: Singing in the rain

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7th July 5 miles Bushcamp (1398.2) to Fort Montgomery (1403.2) I woke up to the sound of dripping water. It had been raining all night an it still was when I opened my eyes. My sleeping bag was damp and the sides of the tent were sprinkled…

AT Day 2: Attacked by a tick

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6th July 12.4 miles Bushcamp (1385.8) to Bushcamp (1398.2) After breakfast and packing up our tent we started with climbing and squeezing our bodies through some narrow rocky sections. Shepherd always took the difficult way and climbed…

AT Day 1: Trying to be a hiker again

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5th July 16.1 miles Greenwood Lake (1369.7) to Bushcamp (1385.8) We started at Greenwood Lake, a small town only one and a half hours by bus from New York City. There was a side-trail of about one mile leading to the Appalachian Trail…
New York, New York

New York, New York

1st July - 4th of July My flight to New York was via Munich - for whatever reason this combination was the cheapest I could get. I left my Apartment around 6 am very early in the morning. the check-in at Stuttgart Airport was crowded and…
San Franscisco

San Francisco

26.-29. September 2016 After approximately 20 hours on the Coastal Starlight Train (the train was delayed because of an accident blocking the tracks) I arrived in Martinez and got picked up by Nobody - a friend from the trail. By the…
Discovering Portland, Oregon

Discovering Portland, Oregon

21.- 25. September 2016 A lot of people I met during my last days on the trail were excited about my plan to spend some days in Portland. Yes, go there! It's a nice town! I've heard it countless times... I was lucky to get not only a ride…

Day 151: Tunnel Falls & Finish in Cascade Locks

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19. September    Eagle Creek Camp to Cascade Locks (2144.4)    I am sorry to say this is my last blogpost for some time...  Today I finished my hike on the PCT by reaching the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks.    But let's start in…

Day 150: Eagle Creek Alternate

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18. September    Forest Road (2112.0) to Eagle Creek Camp    I woke up after a nice and warm night. The others wanted to start early because they wanted to make it to Cascade Locks on the same day. So the first alarm was at 5:30.  We had…

Day 149: Rain, rain, trailmagic

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17. September    Timberline Lodge (2094.5) to Forest Road (2112.0)    Lying in my tent I considered the breakfast buffet at Timberline. But it would just be an escape from Today's rain.  I packed my tent in the wind. Climb High and Rainbow…

Day 148: Timberline Lodge

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16. September    Spring Camp (2080.1) to Timberline Lodge (2094.5)    14.4 miles    Unbelievable that I started my morning chores at 5:10 am.  I even managed to be ready for hiking at six. Rainbow was first on trail followed by Savannah.…