PCT Training – Days 3, 4, 5, 6

Days 3 and 4 were training hikes on my own property due to road conditions – Both days were just 2 to 2.5 mile hikes so nothing special – I live on a hill and have 10 acres so I do get to train going up and down hill, and stepping over logs…

PCT Training Hikes Day 3

So in keeping with my training effort of hitting at least one new trail per day to get in shape for the PCT, I hit the road early this morning. It was 17F out, with a wind chill of 10F. I intentionally went with less warm clothing, using…

PCT Training Hikes Day 1 and 2

It is now less than 90 days before I start my Pacific Crest Trail 2650 mile hike on 03/21, my second attempt. I decided that this go round I should be in better shape than I was last year, and that the best way to do this would be to get…

Ok – Lets Make This Official!

I have been less than 100% committed to hiking the PCT again in 2017  - So many things going on with the business, personal life, health issues, and so on. I had planned to be a month into training by now, which hasn’t happened, and now any…

Update from Morgan

Hello all - Morgan here. Just a quick update. I did two 18 mile days in a row and was feeling pretty good about that. I had a Sawyer Squeeze for water filtration and the chintzy washer they include apparently fell out at some point, and…

Grrrr…UPS!!!

Darn UPS! Was supposed to deliver my replacement trekking pole today, and some gatorade powder packs from my wife - but due to a 'technical malfunction' it won't be here until tomorrow. I do like Big Bear City but I wanted out of here…

Hello from Big Bear

I'm on a zero day in Big Bear Lake at the moment - thought I would write about the last couple of days. I had a fall on snow/ice on Fuller Ridge, no serious injury, I had microspikes but wasn't wearing them and shouldn't have carried them,…

“You Need To Go Home.”

"You Need To Go Home." Those were the first words out of the doctors mouth this morning. I went in to have him look at my ailing knee which doesn't seem to be improving, and to seek help for restless leg syndrome which is dramatically…

Health Update from Morgan

Update from Morgan..... So after sitting it out in Julian waiting to see a doctor for two days I finally got in today. Urine, blood, and EKG tests. Rhabdomyolysis is what is suspected, apparently they see it many times a year from PCT…

Zero Day Thoughts So Far

Since I am stuck in a hotel for a day or two more I thought I would write down some of my notes on the trail so far, for other hikers. Days 1 and 2 for me were extraordinarily difficult. The terrain is a fairly steep climb up, then down to…