PCT mile 285.71
So I’ve been sporting some form of a spare tire for about 43 years now. The size has varied anywhere between a mountain bike and a small tractor tire. In about two weeks, I predict it will be the size of a shriveled inner tube. Now, you might think this is an extreme way to lose the gut, I agree but it’s working!
I had heard that the next 100 miles or so were not the most picturesque on the PCT. Since I’d been doing so much climbing, I looked at my elevation map for the next few days. It was mostly downhill. I thought to myself. Finally, some flat trail after a zero day in Big Bear Lake. That was a good thing because I did not feel like hiking. My pace was slow and my head wasn’t doing my body any favors. 20 miles Kev, then you can stop.
My left foot, the one that had major surgery on it, was not very happy. I thought that over the past couple of strenuous days, before my zero day, it had somehow decided to cooperate. Not today. Maybe it was my state of mind.