Hi, my name is Beth, aka Bad Ass and I’m attempting to hike the PCT NOBO 2023. I’ve previously section hiked about 900 miles of the PCT, but this is my attempt of a long distance thru hike. I’ve hiked the CT, JMT, HST, TCT, WT, EBC, O trek, and mountaineered Shasta, Hood, Whitney, and half of Rainier. I hike for grief therapy, as I lost my 21 year old son in 2018.
It’s My Birthday!
The 4 of us arranged a ride with trail angel Abel back to the trailhead in Tehachapi. We began our hike along the trail next to the 58 and then began
It’s Getting Hot In Here
I had not taken a zero since Wrightwood, 11 days ago, so I needed a day to rest. Unfortunately, I was in Hiker Town, in the heat, but it will have to
An Emotional Journey
On Thursday, after the storm passed in Wrightwood, we headed out to the road to find a ride to the gate on the closed road. After a short while, a
Snow, Water Crossings, and Fires, Oh My!
Leaving Big Bear, Finally…. I had planned on taking a zero in Big Bear, but some women that I met up with at Whitewater, were arriving a day later
Moments on Trail
The Snake Won’t Let Me Pass The day after tackling Fuller Ridge, I began my hike down the beautiful Snow Creek Trail. It was a long 15 miles down
The San Jacinto Mountains
Almost Paradise We left Mike’s Place and headed north toward the snow-capped mountains. There was limited water along the way through the desert.
I’m Trapped in the Vortex
The Extra Day Paid Off My husband and I headed out to the road to hitch to Pioneer Mail. After a short while a young man stopped and picked us up.
Let’s Get This Party Started
We headed down to the Southern Terminus on Saturday, March 25th. It was time to start this epic adventure. Since we live locally in Temecula, my
Running Away is Running Home
Where it all began Almost 10 years ago I began hiking. I trained to hike Mt Whitney in a day. I wasn't a strong hiker, but I trained and didn't give