June 30 – When to Turn Back

The phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times. That’s a daily reminder from God to live every day being fearless. PCT Mile 1854 to mile 1858 plus unknown miles cross-country to Diamond Lake Daily total = Unknown miles I don’t even know where to begin. Giving up is not something I do often. But one thing this trail has taught … Continue reading June 30 – When to Turn Back

June 29 – Be Careful What You Wish For

Crater Lake Rim Oregon to South of Mount Thielsen (mile 1854) Crater National Park and Mount Thielsen Wilderness 20 miles Transportation to Crater Lake went off super smooth. I was feeling excited about sailing through Oregon. I have always heard it is easy miles because there are not large amounts of elevation gains and losses. Yep, I was feeling pretty snappy, until I beheld the … Continue reading June 29 – Be Careful What You Wish For

June 28 – Zero in Dunsmuir

Tomorrow morning early I will be riding the Amtrak train from the Dunsmuir Train Station to Klamath Falls, then catching a trolley to Crater Lake. Last year I rode this same trolley from Crater Lake to Klamath Falls. It was fun and am looking forward to the experience again. Dunsmuir is a great little town to visit. I especially loved the Cornerstone Bakery and Cafe. … Continue reading June 28 – Zero in Dunsmuir

June 27 – Love and Generosity

I am spoiled rotten. Cross Cut, Recycle, and I had the good fortune to enjoy the very generous hospitality of Nathan, Mona, and Bruce in Mount Shasta City. We thankfully showered, did laundry, resupplied, ran errands, lavished in a soft cozy bed, and enjoyed healthy delicious homemade meals. But more importantly, the family opened and shared their hearts and home to 3 dirty PCT hikers. … Continue reading June 27 – Love and Generosity

June 25 – Dancing with Poison Oak

Grizzly Peak Road to Squaw Valley Creek (mile 1489.6) 23.9 miles If you wait for the perfect conditions you’ll never get anything done. ~Fitbie I am cozy and dry in my tent, while rain pours outside. The best feeling ever. Today was a great day. I had energy, no pain, and life was good. Bear scat every 1/4 mile from yesterday was traded with poison … Continue reading June 25 – Dancing with Poison Oak