Day 77, 1160.8 – 1187

6/25/18 26.2 miles

Lounging on the tree at the top of a ridge above the Peter Grubb Hut with cell service !

This tree is like a wilderness recliner. It had 2 places to sit, so comfortable, with view and cell service!!๐Ÿ‘Œ

Meet Problem Bear and Jim Beatty(right). They were out doing trail maintenance, thanks guys!!! Jim also provides a water cache at Road 22 (cache 22) on the Hat Creek Rim were there is a long water carry area.

This was my lunchtime view today. Little windy so I’m sitting beside a large rock.

It was a hot one today and I took the opportunity for a quick skinny dip under this bridge at Pass Creek mile 1183. It was amazing! Way better water temps than the Sierra’s!!๐Ÿ‘ŒAfter getting my things packed up Jeremy (from the Lone Pine hostel) showed up. We camped together tonight and got caught up on the last 200 miles.

I assume this is a fresh badger den? 8″ diameter hole, dirt spilling over the trail. Crazy how this hole can be dug so cleanly. It looks like an auger did it.

I slept poorly last night, allergies are starting to act up. On the plus side Fireball mixed in coffee is really good and soothes the throat! ๐Ÿ˜

Tomorrow takes me into Sierra City for resupply. Looking forward to breakfast!

Lastly, I need to give a shout out to some friends and events I’ve missed out on recently๐Ÿ˜”. You’ll see a photo of me, this is lovingly refered to as Flat Mike. He get to have a blast in my absence!!

Wedding Congratulations to Daria and Rhett Martinez


Don & Morgan



Gracie you joker!

Noah’s highschool graduation!!! Morgan,Monica,Noah,Grace and Lucas. Good looking bunch. Congrats Noah can’t wait to see your next chapter.

My wife, resupply specialist and “offtrail motivational speaker”๐Ÿ˜ Kelly at Noah’s graduation.

Damn Flat Mike got into the governors house! Congratulations Riley wish I’d been there๐Ÿ˜”.

Rileys State Patrol graduation. Cameron, Katie and Riley Wyatt and my son Morgan (BTW Morgan made the Dean’s list again, good job !!)

A happy birthday Jose!

Justin and Jake’s wedding, congratulations you two!!๐ŸŽ‰

Courtney at Justin and Jake’s wedding ๐Ÿ‘

My Daughter Sarah and fiance JJ

At least my dental hygiene is being kept up to date, I think that was a quick cleaning ๐Ÿ˜. Meet Dr Doran Riehl everyone, and hello crew!

Pheww, I’m missing out on ALOT!

This is Bug and Bosley, can’t wait to see their reaction when I return.

Miss you all!!


One thought on “Day 77, 1160.8 – 1187

  1. I know you can’t wait to get out of California, almost there less then 200 miles now (sorry if I ruined the surprise of where he is for anyone else, he’s just behind in blogging not miles)! Keep your chin up you got this! Just think how good my cooking will be now that all you have had for three months is dehydrated food. Start making your list of real food I need to bring to our next meet up. Love you, proud of you and can’t wait to see you again. As a side note, if you are arrested for indecent exposure in the middle of the wilderness and need bail money I am going to be very upset. Hopefully no pack rats take of with your clothes while you are playing naked in the creeks! I know how much you packed and it isn’t that much


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