PCT Mile: 479
I could say…it’s hard to believe that it’s been a month already…but I won’t. It feels like all of that. Life is certainly different out here.
Today, i found a great rhythm. I was up at 3am and on the trail by 4. The weather was going to be warm again and I wanted to put in some miles before the wall of fire arrived.
Hiking in the desert during the early morning is quite serene. My body was a little resistant to the initial climb, but eventually I found a groove.
Luckily, the wall of fire never really arrived. It was warm but there was a breeze blowing. It kept me moving and I arrived at the road into Green Valley just before 4pm. I had been on the trail for 12 hours.
You know those nachos they serve at sporting events? Refried beans, liquid cheese glop, jalapeños, onions, olives, sour cream, and salsa… she makes them every night for the hikers. All you can eat, for free! I had two large plates. For breakfast, she serves buttermilk pancakes and coffee. I brought my peanut butter.
By 9pm I was wiped out. I had been up for 19 hours. Maybe I will actually sleep!