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Swan Song

Saturday-Sunday, September 18-19, 2021 Start/End: Appalachia Trailhead Mileage: 27.13 Elevation gain/loss: 15,433′ Total time: 20:51 Moving time: 18:42, 2:10 water stops/pauses on treacherous wet rocks Clock: 3:45am-12:30am GaiaGPS track I woke up at 3am on Saturday morning, after getting set up in one of the lean-tos at Moose Brook State Park on Friday evening. I … Continue reading Swan Song

Hut2Hut Traverse

Saturday-Sunday, September 11-12, 2021 Start: Nineteen Mile Trailhead End: Old Bridle Path Trailhead Mileage: 51.88 Elevation gain/loss: 18,957′ Total time (car to car): 24:02:48 Moving time: 22:52, 1:10 water/hut stops Clock: 4:45am-4:45am I was awake at 3am, and met Ali’s Rides at the end trailhead at 3:45am. We drove over to the Nineteen Mile trailhead, … Continue reading Hut2Hut Traverse

Super Pemi

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Start/end: Lincoln Woods trailhead Mileage: 42.7 Elevation gain/loss: 14,800′ Total time: 17:28:38 Moving time: 16:12, 1:16 water/hut stops Clock: 4:03am-9:31pm GaiaGPS track (pulled from Coros watch) I was awake at 3:15am, and quickly hit the road by 3:30am. At the trailhead, I paid for my parking, got my gear all sorted, … Continue reading Super Pemi

Pemi Loop

Saturday, August 21, 2021 Start/End: Lincoln Woods trailhead Miles: 30 Gain/loss: 9300′ Time: 12:30:11 Clock: 5:09am-5:38pm With: Justin We stayed the night at Big Rock campground, and were up around 4:15am. We got ready quickly and headed to Lincoln Woods. We started out from the bridge a bit after 5am and ran to the Osseo … Continue reading Pemi Loop

Tully Trail

Saturday, August 14, 2021 Start/End: Royalston Falls parking lot Miles: 22.38 Gain/loss: 3199′ After getting up at 5am and leaving the house by 5:30am, I was at the trailhead by 6:50am and started running around 7:05am. Even that early in the morning, the bugs and humidity were terrible. Even at a 3 MPH hiking speed, … Continue reading Tully Trail

PCT day 6

Monday August 2, 2021 Start: above Guitar Lake End: Whitney Portal Miles: 14.3 Gain/Loss: 4610’/7936′ After getting to bed around 7:45pm, I was woken up at 1am by a number of headlamps walking by. I tried to go back to sleep for another 20 minutes but finally decided to just get up. I packed up … Continue reading PCT day 6

PCT day 5

Sunday August 1, 2021 Start: a few miles past Cottonwood Pass End: above Guitar Lake Miles: 23.0 Gain/Loss: 5233’/4511′ This morning, after another damp night, I woke up at 5:25am to a wet tent and sleeping bag. I dried the tent as best I could and packed it away wet. I was up and out … Continue reading PCT day 5

PCT day 4

Saturday July 31, 2021 Start: 1 tent campsite alongside Cow Creek (dry) End: a few miles past Cottonwood Pass Miles: 28.2 (+0.4 for water at Dead Canyon) Gain/Loss: 6896’/4708′ It rained hard from maybe 8pm until 11pm, completely soaking the tent both inside and out. I woke up around 5am and remained in my sleeping … Continue reading PCT day 4

PCT day 3

Friday July 30, 2021 Start: campsite just beyond Kern River End: 1 tent campsite alongside Cow Creek (dry) Miles: 23.1 Gain/Loss: 5440’/2539′ After getting into camp at 6:30pm last night, I was asleep before 8pm. I let myself sleep until 5:30am, since I would only have 5 miles to Kennedy Meadows in the morning. I … Continue reading PCT day 3

PCT day 2

Thursday July 29, 2021 Start: single campsite by small trickle End: campsite just beyond Kern River Miles: 28.3 Gain/Loss: 7864’/7638′ I was awake at 5am, after an okay night of sleep. People had commented about seeing bears nearby so I was very nervous every time I heard something. I didn’t see anyone on trail yesterday … Continue reading PCT day 2