Eva

Hello hello! My name is Eva and I’ll be setting out on my first thru-hike in May 2024, heading NOBO on the PCT. When I’m not scheming for the next big thing (whether it be a marathon or a long suffering hike), you can find me in class (only one more year til I finish my computer science and math/stats degrees), running, climbing, and reading. I’m looking forward to spectacular views, the challenge of thru-hiking, and the joy of meeting new friends on trail, and I’m excited to write about my experience here.

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Week 7: Bishop, thunderstorms, and detours

Week 7: Bishop, thunderstorms, and detours

Day 43 | Mile 788.2-789.7 (plus Kearsarge Pass) I woke up in Vidette Meadows and enjoyed some cheese quesadillas and hot coffee for breakfast (thank

Jul 3, 2024 : Eva
Week 6: into the Sierras!

Week 6: into the Sierras!

Day 36 | Mile 685.7-703.4 Today I reached the end of the desert! Reaching Kennedy Meadows is an iconic milestone on the PCT and though I was

Jun 24, 2024 : Eva
Week 5: the end of the desert!

Week 5: the end of the desert!

Day 29/30: Zeros in Tehachapi My first zero days were lovely and much needed. On the first day I spent far too long in Walmart figuring out the

Jun 16, 2024 : Eva
Week 4: Heat wave + night hiking

Week 4: Heat wave + night hiking

Day 22 | Mile 380.5-406.6 The highlights of today were the Mt Williamson summit (which was pretty but not really worth the extra mile since there

Jun 9, 2024 : Eva
Week 3: Adjusting to trail life

Week 3: Adjusting to trail life

Day 15 | Mile 259.4-266.1 Today I neroed into Big Bear (thank you Gary for the ride in and out of town)! A short 7 miles and then I had a gloriously

Jun 3, 2024 : Eva
Week 2: Ups and Downs

Week 2: Ups and Downs

Day 8 | Mile 134.8-151.8 Hiked a lovely 17 miles in the morning to get into Paradise Valley Cafe, where I enjoyed a massive quesadilla and fries

May 26, 2024 : Eva
Week 1 on the PCT: 7 Things I’ve Learned

Week 1 on the PCT: 7 Things I’ve Learned

Day 1 | Mile 0-17.7 | You’ve got all day After having the most delicious pancakes at CLEEF, I and some other hikers headed to the monument, which

May 19, 2024 : Eva
Day Zero

Day Zero

I’m writing this on my flight to San Diego today, May 10. As with most major life events, I can’t believe this is finally happening. It’s been

May 10, 2024 : Eva
Hello Hello!

Hello Hello!

I'm hitting the trail in a month, and I figured I would introduce myself! Hi all! My name is Eva, and I am an aspiring NOBO PCT thru-hiker. I’ll be

Apr 11, 2024 : Eva