I first hiked the Pacific Crest Trail over the course of 1994 and 1996, then I hiked the whole thing in one go in 2013. During the latter hike I kept this website updated as I progressed up the trail. I still have about 45 hours of video to edit, but in the meantime there is a lot for you to look at here. Over the course of the 168 days I wrote 138,734 words and put 13,644 photos on this website.
Today's alarm clock was brought to you by rain. I heard it hitting my tent, followed by TP saying "What the...???" I threw the rainfly onto my tent. TP started cussing up a storm as he frantically dug through his pack for his tent.
I looked at the time on my camera and saw it was 5:30am. I told him we might as well just get up and start hiking. We made coffee, ate breakfast, and were on the trail by around 6:30am. TP said "ohh, I have service....oh wait, I was on Facebook last night here".
It was pretty cloudy all morning. TP and I flung misc trivia around all morning. One thing I learned...that Lee Ving from the punk band Fear was in the movie Flashdance. (he played the pimp guy).
TP also talked about some sort of medication he was taking that "opened up his lung areola".
"I think you mean aviola ", I replied. We had a good laugh about that mistake. Thank you Mr. Fearon's 7th grade life science for helping me remember that. (areola was Sex Ed class BTW)
Passed a few day hikers and eventually I ended up on my own for a bit. I was feeling a bit sick and was not moving too efficiently. Stopped at mile 2400 to take my usual 100 mile mark photos. Had to answer a phone call on line two also, customer did not want to wait until Snoqualmie Pass.
Finally I hit the ski area and made the descent to I-90. Got to the Chevron and saw TP, Halfway, and Braveheart. TP was wondering where I was at. There was a good food truck/RV there. I went into the Chevron and got my resupply box plus a corn dog. I was starving and I had to get some sort of food in me so I could make a decision on some real food. We had a nice meal there and the girl that ran the place gave us a ride down to the "mostel"
The mostel is basically a hostel inside a nice house. Let it Be was there. Wendy showed up a bit later. I uploaded a ton of photos to this site, relaxed, and looked at the weather for tomorrow. It looks like I might not be going anywhere tomorrow, supposed to be rain of doom coming in.
Blogging and then bedtime. Looks like my friend Travis is going to come up for dinner tomorrow. Will be good to see him.