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

PCT day 1

Wednesday July 28, 2021 Start: Walker Pass, Rt 178 End: single campsite by small trickle Miles: 18.1 Gain/Loss: 6253’/5899″ After getting Toby off to the bus this morning at 7am, I had one last shower, packed up, and checked out before heading to the bus stop myself. My bus arrived on time and I was … Continue reading PCT day 1

JMT day 9

Sunday July 25, 2021 Start: Dusy Basin lake, partway up to Bishop Pass on the side trail End: South Lake/Bishop Pass trailhead Miles: 7.8 Gain/Loss: 1749’/2680″ After a decent night of sleep, we were up at 5:10am and on trail by 6:15am, though Toby was feeling nauseous. We walked up past the lake and did … Continue reading JMT day 9

JMT day 8

Saturday July 24, 2021 Start: Evolution Lake campsite End: Dusy Basin lake, partway up to Bishop Pass on the side trail Miles: 16.1 Gain/Loss: 4140’/4249″ We were both asleep by 8pm last night. It was a windy night, and we were both woken up by the wind battering the tent multiple times. Despite that, we … Continue reading JMT day 8

JMT day 7

Friday July 23, 2021 Start: campsite at bridge over South Fork of the San Joaquin River End: Evolution Lake campsite Miles: 8.9 Gain/Loss: 3012’/614″ We had a very hard night with very little sleep. We were up at 6am and out of the campsite by 7:15am. We climbed a good 800′, and then waded across … Continue reading JMT day 7

JMT day 6

Thursday July 22, 2021 Start: Lou Beverly Lake Junction End: campsite at bridge over South Fork of the San Joaquin River Miles: 16.6 Gain/Loss: 3228’/4780″ We woke up around 5:30am and were on trail by 6:45am. We climbed up towards Selden Pass, taking a breakfast break at Marie Lakes on the way through. We then … Continue reading JMT day 6