PCT 2017

Here are the links, in order, for the daily journal entries for my 2018 thru-hike attempt of the Pacific Crest Trail. I got from the Mexican border to mile 622 in the desert before getting a stress fracture in my foot. I will be updating this page as I transfer and edit my journal entries from my other site! You also can click to the next day’s entry at the bottom of the entry you are reading so you don’t have to keep coming back to this silly page. : )

Pre-Trail

Why I Am Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Pre-trail Musings #1

PCT Permit Get

Pre-trail Musings #2

Pre-trail Musings #3

Pre-trail Musings #4: 60 Days

How I Fell in Love with the Pacific Crest Trail

Pre-trail Musings #5

Pre-trail Musings #6: Halfmile Maps

Pre-trail Musings #7: It’s All Coming Together

Pre-trail Musings #8: One Week

Pre-trail Musings #9: 24 Hours

Day -1, Reno

Day 0- San Diego

Southern California

Day 1- 15 miles from Mexican Border at mile 0 to Hauser Creek at mile 15

Day 2- 10.6 miles from Hauser Creek at mile 15.4 to Boulder Oaks Campground at Mile 26

Day 3- 15.6 miles from Boulder Oaks Campground at mile 26 to Mt. Laguna at mile 41.3

Day 4- 14.5 miles from Mount Laguna Campground (mile 41.5) to Boulder field by Sunrise Hwy (mile 56)

Day 5- 7.8 miles from Boulder field by Orriflame Canyon (mile 55.9) to dirt road crossing (63.7)

Day 6- 13.5 miles from dirt road crossing at mile 63.6 to Scissor’s Crossing at mile 77.

Day 7- 8.3 miles from Scissor’s crossing at mile 77 to campsites at mile 85.3

Day 8- 15.8 miles from campsites at mile 85.3 to before Montezuma Valley Road at mile 101.1

Day 9- 8.4 miles from Montezuma Valley Road at mile 101.1 to Warner Springs at mile 109.5

Day 10- 5.5 miles from Warner Springs Community Center at mile 109.5 to Agua Caliente Creek at mile 115

Day 11- 14.2 miles from Agua Caliente Creek at mile 115 to after Mike’s Place at mile 129.2

Day 12- 17.2 miles from mile 129.2 after Mike’s Place to mile 146.4 after Walden Picnic Area.

Day 13- 19.4 miles from mile 146.4 after Mike’s Place to before Fobes Saddle at mile 165.8

Day 14- 16 ish miles from before Fobes Saddle at mile 165.8 to San Jacinto Campground in Idyllwild

Day 15- Zero in Idyllwild

Day 16- 2nd Zero in Idyllwild

Day 17- 13.6 miles from Devil’s Slide Trail in Idyllwild connecting to PCT mile 179.4, to Black Mountain Road campsites at mile 190.5

Day 18- 20.3 miles from Black Mountain Road at mile 190.5 to dirt road past Highway 10 at mile 210.8

Day 19- 15.3 miles from dirt road past Highway 10 at mile 210.8 to Mission Creek at mile 226.1

Day 20- 16.1 miles from first Mission Creek crossing at mile 226.1 to ridge after camping closure at mile 242.2

Day 21- 23.9 miles from ridge after camping closure at mile 242.2 to The Nobody’s in Big Bear Lake from I-18 at mile 266.1.

Day 22- Zero in Big Bear Lake!

Day 23- 9 miles from I-18 at mile 266.1 to Van Dusen Road at mile 275.1

Day 24- 17.3 miles from Van Dusen Road at mile 275.1 to Holcomb Creek crossing at mile 292.4

Day 25- 21.3 miles from Holcomb Creek crossing at mile 292.4 to North Fork of Mojave River at mile 313.7

Day 26- 14.4 miles from North Fork of Mojave River at mile 313.7 to Cleghorn Picnic Area at mile 328.1

Day 27- 19.1 miles from Cleghorn Picnic Area at mile 328.1 to Swarthout Canyon Water Cache at mile 347.2

Day 28- 22.1 miles from Swarthout Canyon at mile 347.2 to Highway 2 and Wrightwood at mile 369.3

Day 29- 1 mile from Highway 2 and Wrightwood at mile 369.3 to Grassy Hollow Visitor Center at mile 370.3

Day 30- 23 miles from Grassy Hollow Visitor Center at mile 370.3 to Buckhorn Camp on Endangered Species Detour mile 3.1 (between miles 390.2 and 394).

Day 31- 14.3 miles from Buckhorn Camp on Endangered Species Detour mile 3.1 (between miles 390.2 and 394) to Sulphur Springs Trail Camp at mile 406.6

Day 32- 23.8 miles from Sulphur Springs Trail Camp at mile 406.6 to Messenger Flats Campground at mile 430.4

Day 33- 16.6 miles from Messenger Flats Campground at mile 430.4 to ridge before Vasquez Rocks at mile 447

Day 34- 7.4 miles from ridge before Vasquez Rocks at mile 447 to Hiker Heaven aka the Saufley’s at mile 454.4

Day 35- Zero at Hiker Heaven.

Day 36- 16.9 miles from Hiker Heaven at mile 454.4 to stream before Spunky Edison Road at mile 471.3

Day 37- 8.9 miles from stream before Spunky Edison Road at mile 471.3 to Casa de Luna 2 miles off of mile 478.2

Day 38- 14.8 miles from Casa De Luna and San Francisquito Road at 478.2 to Maxwell Road water guzzler at mile 493

Day 39- 18.5 miles from Maxwell Road water guzzler at mile 493 to campsite at 511.5

Day 40- 21.4 miles from campsite at 511.5 to before Cottonwood Creek/wind farm at mile 532.9

Day 41- 20.8 miles from before Cottonwood Creek/wind farm at mile 532.9 to before another wind farm at mile 553.7

Day 42- 12.7 miles from just before Tehachapi Wind Farm at mile 553.7 to Tehachapi/ Highway 58 at mile 566.4

Day 43- Zero day in Tehachapi 

Day 44- 3 miles from Tehachapi/ Highway 58 at mile 566.4 to campsite at mile 569.4  

Day 45- 19.7 miles from campsite at mile 569.4 to campsite under windmills at mile 589.1

Day 46- 19.8 miles from campsite under windmills at mile 589.1 to Landers Meadow Camp at mile 608.9 

Day 47- 18.8 miles from Landers Meadow Camp at mile 608.9 to slope near abandoned bus at mile 623 ish.

Day 48- 2 miles from mile 624 to Dove Spring Canyon Road at mile 621.9 and down to Ridgecrest.  

Day 49- Ridgecrest to Reno  

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