6/30/18. 14.3 miles This morning is 7 miles downhill to town. Word on trail is that there's a music festival in Belden this weekend and to keep a watchful eye on my belongings. First order of business was to plug my phone into a power outlet and see if it shocks it to life. Low … Continue reading Day 82, 1281 – 1295.3 Belden resupply.
6/29/18. 27.9 miles Another long night tossing and turning trying not to cough to much as there are other tents close by. Feeling a bit better today. I saw a 3 ft rattle snake which surprised me. I've never seen a rattle snake in the forest before so I've let my guard down since leaving … Continue reading Day 81, 1253.1 – 1281
6/28/18. 21.1 miles Yup it was a cruddy night coughing and blowing my nose. Symptoms of a sinus infection starting. I planned ahead for this and brought antibiotics. Needless to say it was a late start and a short day. I was able to get a bit of cell reception and called Kelly. It was … Continue reading Day 80, 1232.1 – 1253
6/27/18. 24.8 miles Last night I slept poorly, sore throat. My initial thought is from all the heavy breathing climbing out of Sierra City. I felt tired and weak all day, taking it slow. I started the day at 6:30 and set up camp at 7pm. I saw my first bear today as I rounded … Continue reading Day 79, 1207.3 – 1232.1
6/26/18. 20.3 miles Yay it's town day and normal food. I know it's always the same story, excitement for a town that is, but it's worth repeating! Sierra City is 1.5 downhill miles off trail and I arrived by 9:30am. I stopped into the general store to see if my package was there before heading … Continue reading Day 78, 1187 – 1207.3 Sierra City resupply/blunder….
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!!👌 Meet Problem Bear and Jim Beatty(right). They were out doing trail maintenance, thanks … Continue reading Day 77, 1160.8 – 1187
6/24/18. 25 miles Today there were a lot of day hikers and I crossed Hwy 80 at a crowded rest area. People at the rest area looked at me like I'm a homeless person. Purposefully not making eye contact with me, it's definitely a different perspective on this side. The rest area has vending machines … Continue reading Day 76, 1135.8 – 1160.8