PCT Mile: 406.7
How many times do you look at yourself in the mirror on a normal day? On the trail, I go days at a time without a thought of what I look like. I do get a kick out of seeing myself every 4-5 days.
I passed a group of Boy Scouts today and mentioned that I will pass the 400 mile mark today. Lots of murmurs from the group 😜.
We met this interesting person on the trail today. Normally, the conversation starts by asking their trail name. She tells us that she got hers when her friends dropped acid one day in the mountains. Okaaaay….
About 10 minutes later we climb up to a rest area off by the highway. This same girl had taken the road instead of the trail. She had a strange box around her neck so we asked her about it. She pulls out a 2 week old cat. She’s taking it with her on this trip. Riiiight! I now call this poor little cat, Trail Bait. Some things you just can’t make up.
So, I’ve made a big decision to stay with the Trail Kids. They really want me to hang with them through the Sierras. We get along great. Even though I’m not as fast, I can put in the big miles. I also feel that it will be much safer with a competent group of athletes than doing the Sierras alone.