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
6/23/18. 28.2 miles Not much to report today. I had my highest mileage day so far. I need to step up my pace to 25 miles days on average from here on. I'm setting a goal of between September 1 - 10 to be completed. At lunch today a swarm of bees came to the … Continue reading Day 75, 1107.6 – 1135.8
6/19/18. 17.5 miles Today was a lazy day considering the miles were under 20. Kelly surprised me getting here a day earlier than I expected! 😁 She even brought beer and macaroni salad which I promptly consumed. Hugs, kisses and tears ensued of course. Harrah's buffet desert! Wow On Friday Day 74 my brand new … Continue reading Day 71/72/73/74, 1073.2 – 1090.7 and Kellyyyyyy!
6/18/18 22.5 Since I'm headed into Tahoe and Nocello is continuing on we said goodbye to each other. It's been great getting to know him and also have some nearby going over the Sierra's, he's a great guy. I'm pretty certain our paths will cross again soon. See you soon Nocello! I really thought I'd … Continue reading Day 70, 1050.7 – 1073.2