April 14, 2019
Today ~ 25 Kilometres
Cumulative ~ 102.4 Kilometres
The Canada sign 🇨🇦
Last night was very windy, but my little tent survived it all! Or it could have been my superior tent setting up skills! All night long, the tent rattled and shook and I kept waking up. The wind can sound an awful lot like a werewolf outside the tent getting ready to attack me.
I babied my feet last night and they were okay starting out. I have blisters on top of blisters on the bottoms of both feet. It hurts. Tomorrow I’m going to hitch into Julian and rest them and try to heal the blisters a bit. Any old wives remedies? Damn. I’ve worn these boots all over the world and have never had a blister before. After about 10 km, they were hurting. The last 5 km or so today I was cursing and limping.
The scenery is stunning. Around every corner I’m not sure what I’m going to see. The trail is up and down and a lot of switchbacks, but gorgeous.
This morning I hiked for a couple kilometres before I got to my first water stop. There were a number of folks there getting ready to head out on the mountain bike trails. There are tons of trails in this area, not just the PCT! Today, there were day hikers (that smelled like soap, shampoo and laundry detergent) and a few runners going up and down the trail. People all say hello and most stop and chat for a few minutes.
There were a number of spots where I was exposed on one side today. Practice for the Sierras! In one section near the Kwaaymii Point overlook there were a lot of memorial plaques in the rock.
Lots of bikes on the roads and I can hear the Harley’s in the distance 🥰