Day 12 ~ Hitching, Ketchup Chips & Home

April 21, 2019 PCT Cumulative ~ 189.6 Kilometres Highlight Hugging my young man ❤️ My Day After deciding yesterday that I would make my way home, I got up early, showered and packed my backpack one more time. I emptied the water out of the bladder and left my food […]

Day 11 ~ A Fat Boy, Leg Hair & A Decision

April 20, 2019 Today ~ 19.3 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 189.6 Kilometres Highlight Playing in the stream barefoot! My Day Yesterday, I chatted with a lady at the gas station on my way back to my cabin. She was waiting for her boyfriend and was riding a Fat Boy. I really […]

Day 10 ~ My First ”Zero Day”

April 19, 2019 Warner Springs Today ~ 0 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 170.3 Kilometres Weather ~ Sunny 29ºC Highlight Being lazy! More showers 🥰 My Day A “Zero Day” is a day when you don’t rack up any trail miles and generally do nothing either in town or camp. I decided […]

Day 9 ~ Cleanliness, Wine & Decisions

April 18, 2019 Warner Springs Today ~ 7.3 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 170.3 Kilometres Weather ~ Sunny 27ºC Highlight The Shower!! Clean Clothes!! A Flushing Toilet!! My Day I woke up this morning and knew I didn’t have long to go until Warner Springs! I have to pick up my new, […]

Day 8 ~ 100 Miles & Trail Magic

April 17, 2019 Today ~ 19.4 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 163 Kilometres Highlight Passing the 100 Mile mark My Day I can’t believe it’s been 8 days and 163 km. I started off this morning signing the register book by the campground. It’s been another wonderful day hiking. Most of the […]

Day 7 ~ Wind, Rain & The Alberta Election

April 16, 2019 Today ~ 19.7 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 143.6 Kilometres Highlight My feet didn’t hurt!! 🥰 My Day I ordered a lighter pack last night and REI will deliver it to me in Warner Springs in a couple days. Excited!! It’s already been shipped. My phone rang a little […]

Day 6 ~ Yummy Tomato Soup

April 15, 2019 Hitched Into Julian, California Today ~ 21.5 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 123.9 Kilometres My Day I don’t have much of a post today. My feet hurt so much I’m nothing but miserable. I just put my head down and put one foot in front of the other so […]

Day 5 ~ Soapy Smelling People and Harley’s

April 14, 2019 Today ~ 25 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 102.4 Kilometres Highlight The Canada sign 🇨🇦 My Day 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 […]

Day 4 ~ Views, More Sunglasses & Peeing

April 13, 2019 Pine Valley to Noble Canyon Today ~ 33.4 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 77.4 Kilometres Highlight New sunglasses! They were $3.99 USD. Any bets on how long these will last before I break/lose/destroy them? Get the right day and I’ll buy you dinner when I’m home. Or you can […]

Day 3 ~ Breakfast Burritos, Hitchhiking & Sunglasses

April 12, 2019 Morena Lake to Pine Valley Today ~ 11.6 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 44 Kilometres Highlight The Showers ~ that would be plural! My Day I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night because everyone around me was snoring and I think I woke up every hour or […]

Day 2 ~ I Saw 2 Snakes!

April 11, 2019 Arrived at Lake Morena! Today ~ 20.4 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 32.8 Kilometres Weather ~ Sunny 20ºC Highlight Burger & Fries 🥰 My Day I had a fabulous sleep and survived my first night on my own. I woke up a couple times, but that is normal for […]

Day 1 ~ And Away I Go!

April 10, 2019 Started at the Southern Terminus in Campo, California Today ~ 12.4 Kilometres Cumulative ~ 12.4 Kilometres Weather ~ Sunny 19ºC Highlight Standing at the Southern Terminus and looking ahead. My Day Sweet Baby Jesus, I’m on my way 💕.  Today I’ve embarked on a thru-hike of the Pacific […]

Day 0 ~ What Am I Doing??!!

April 9, 2019 San Diego, California Weather ~ Sunny 22ºC The Last Few Days After a fabulous week with Nancy in Victoria and then a girl’s weekend at the Oak Bay Beach Resort with Nancy, Nadine, Debbie, Kim and Sheri, I was exhausted or maybe just full. We ate a […]

PCT Prep, Trail Angels & “Here’s Johnny”

Preparations continue for my upcoming hike!  I’ve been finalizing gear and trying to decide which pack I’m taking and I need to decide soon.  Both packs that I’m thinking of aren’t ultralight ~ I’m planning a few walks with both filled with my gear to make a final decision. March […]

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Mexico to Canada

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) represents different things to anyone who’s dreamed of walking on it.  I close my eyes and see my feet moving along the trail.  I love to hike and I dream of being surrounded by majestic views, lakes, streams, wildlife, desert, mountains, meadows, trees and fresh […]