Hiking, PCT 2015, Travels

A Note About Trail Names

At this point I should probably explain the funny names I’ve been using to refer to people on the trail. For some of them, you might just think they had slightly hippy parents. For others though, you’re probably wondering. On the trail, hikers give each other trail names. It’s easy to recognise people, it makes you feel closer when you…

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Day 13: Idyllic Idyllwild

Sleeping in the shadow of mount San Jacinto tonight after a race for the waning light. What a change from this morning! I was in Idyllwild first thing to run some errands: buy more food and ibuprofen, wash socks and recharge batteries (literally and figuratively). The day started on a high with a message from Chug to arrange breakfast. He,…

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Day 11: Moving Again

Siestas are definitely something I could get used to. An early start meant hiking in the cool part of the day, as well as alongside a shady creek. This made for a huge contrast as the sun came over the top of the hill. The trail started to climb and the temperature was rising. The desert smelled of rosemary today.…

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Day 10: Still only 5 days in

Still at Warner Springs. I spent the morning with Glen and Ann in their garden which was very relaxing. I finished the book I borrowed from the a Resource Center, and caught up with the journal. But it was hard to sustain the level of chirpiness you’ve all come to expect from me (no sniggering, you know who you are)…

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