The Journalist

Day 93: Belden, my least favorite town on the trail

Date: July 31, 2017Miles: 24.5 miles (39.4km), from mile 1,278.4 to mile 1,302.9. Health: Tired but happy. The entire night I hear the sound of music and bass thumbing coming up from the valley. I’m happy I didn’t go down there for the night. My plan of having a peaceful layover in Belden tomorrow, and working on my blog, seems […]

Day 94: PCT midpoint

Date: August 1, 2017Miles: 25.9 miles (41.7km), from mile 1,302.9 to Highway 36 at mile 1,328.8.Health: Tired and sore. Legs still feel yesterdays climb. Our goal for today was to get to Chester as quickly as possible. I wanted to catch up with Dandelion, Fire Ant, and Roadrunner who somehow had passed us a few days ago. This meant […]

Day 95: Nero out of Chester

Date: August 2, 2017Miles: 9.4 miles (15.1km), from Highway 36 to North Fork Feather River at mile 1,338.2. Health: Feeling little rested but my body still graves for more rest.  We wake up lazily at 7 am. I could still sleep longer, the soft bed feels amazing, but we need to get moving and the continental breakfast downstairs is calling […]