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PCT day 3 - First snow

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Ridge Camp to Saddle junction (Idyllwild) 4 miles (+ 2.5 miles on sidetrail) The night was warmer than I expected. Gusts of wind were blowing through the campsite every now and then waking me up from a light sleep. It was around 5:30 when…

PCT day 2 - Challenges

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Cedar Spring to Ridge campsite 12.7 miles (+ 1 on sidetrail) I woke up to the sound of birds and the noises of Salsa and Tables two fellow hikers who were aiming at an early start. My decision to camp close to Cedar Spring came with a pricetag…

PCT Day 1 - A new beginning

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Paradise Valley Café to Cedar Springs 10,9 miles (+ 1 on sidetrail) My feet were digging into the sand of the Californian desert. I looked around. Behind me I could see the hill I have come down three years ago. Unable to proceed. Something…

Day 89: Desolation Wilderness

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19. Juli    Hwy 50 (1090.4) to Susie Lake Camp (1103.9)    13.5 miles    Prince and I woke up and noone of us wanted to move and leave the cozy motel bed.  Short before nine I was ready to face the day and…

Day 87-88: South Lake Tahoe

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17. & 18. Juli    0 miles    I thought when taking two Zeros I could stay one in bed.  Well, it didn't happen.  On the first day I was busy running around town with Lift Off in every possible outdoor Shop. She…

Day 86: Hike into SLT

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16. Juli    Shower Lake Camp (1084.2) to Hwy 50 (1093.0)    8.8 miles    We skipped breakfast because of the mosquitos. We would stop somewhere later along the trail.  The hike to Hwy 50 was more challenging…

Day 85: Carson Pass

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15. Juli    Wet Meadow Camp (1063.4) to Shower Lake Camp (1084.2)    20.8 miles    We started and expected an easy trail to Hwy 88 today. We were all three surprised when we had to climb up another 1000ft.  While…

Day 84: Mokelumne Wilderness

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14. Juli    Noble creek Camp (1046.4) to Wet Meadow Camp (1063.4)    17 miles    We got up around 6:30 as usual, did our camp chores and bushwhacked to the trail. Our goal was to do some miles and get closer to…

Day 83: Cruising

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13. Juli    Creek Camp (1027.4) to Noble Creek Camp (1046.4)    19 miles    We started around seven. The night got cold in the early morning hours and my hands were freezing during breakfast.  We expected an…

Day 82: A relaxed day

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12. Juli    Sonora Pass (1016.8) to Creek Camp (1027.4)    10.6 miles    I woke up in a proper bed after a wonderful but short sleep.  Stanton was buzzing around in the kitchen. I thought about getting up and…

Day 81: Trailmagic in the Sierra

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11. Juli    Campsite near creek (1005.4) to Sonora Pass (1018.4)    13 miles    The night was cold. My hands were freezing while packing up my tent.  We hiked to Sonora Pass Highway. On our way we had to cross…

Day 80: 1000 miles

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10. Juli    Camp near Wide Creek (987.8) to campsite near creek (1005.4)    17.4 miles    This morning I joined the group. Lift off, Prince, Hiking Solo and me started to make our way towards Dorothy Lake and Pass.…