Hiking, PCT 2015, Travels

Day 92: Downhill and Slackpacking

Today’s slackpack was relaxed and fun. Emory drove us to the Gumboot Lake car park early and we were on the trail by 8am. Despite the early hour, it was hot and still hazy with smoke. We hiked towards Castle Crags, which we’d approached from the south two days ago. It was barely visible through the smoke at times, but…

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Hiking, PCT 2015, Travels

Day 33: A Preparatory Nearo

We had been intending to zero in Tehachapi all along, but it occurred to us that there are two roads which cross the trail, both of which lead to Tehachapi. We had left the trail at mile 558, Willow Springs Road, whilst Highway 58 crosses at 566. We decided to slackpack those 8 miles today. Slackpacking is a rare luxury:…

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