I'm Lily and I'm headed out on the Pacific Crest Trail this season! I'm hoping to experience as many miles as is meteorologically, climactically, physically, and legally possible. I've spent a lot of time hiking on the East Coast and am eager to see what the West Coast throws at me. Happy hiking!
The Trinity Alps The last three days would’ve been exciting no matter what. But the final favor from the fire flip-flop was that we were heading
Ten More Days I cannot underscore how excited I was to get back into California. There was unfinished business, dammit! For those of us who’d been
Onward To Elk Lake The break from the smoke was short-lived as the next morning meandered through the rest of the lava field and across a flat,
An Unrelaxing Respite Call this the hiker equivalent of Beyonce telling people they just can't understand how hard it is to be perfect but taking a
Rainy Pass I woke up nestled under a tree behind the pungent pit toilets of Rainy Pass with no desire to rush. It wasn’t because of the impending
Quick Slow I didn’t write about the True NOBOs last week, so you can be forgiven for thinking the conflicts were over and everyone was hiking in
Malicious Mosquitos The previous week drew to a close with me crying in my so-called shelter accepting murder by mosquito. I slept in fits and
The New Plan and Subsequent Confusion Done with California! Hiking through Oregon! Days away from Washington! You’re confused? I’m fucking confused.
A Post Office Problem, Solved The pack I’d ordered was at the Dunsmuir Post Office, which would close at five p.m. on Friday and not reopen until
Quickly Moving Slowly Along After the climb out of Sierra City, the trail was California coasting: Reasonable ascents and descents, good honest