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!
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
South Lake Tahoe: A Trail Town? Though I’d stayed in a hotel the weekend of my friend’s wedding back in the desert, I’d only slept in a bed one
Back to the Beginning for a Bit I hit the 100-mile markers (there were about seven) on the sixth day of my hike. Triple digits - hooray! But also,
Hot Take Time Doing the Sierra while hiking the PCT sucks. WHAT?! Whoa. Hear me out! The section is incredible. The hike of a lifetime! The
Believe the Hype! In the Sierra, I began to realize how grueling the desert had been. The desperate need to get to town for a frenetic day of
Back in the Backcountry I'd like to say I woke at sunrise with a fire under my ass to push full speed ahead to Kennedy Meadows...but that would be
A Brief Aside A dear friend was getting married exactly 30 days from my start date. Thus, my original plan was to average 14.7 miles a day for 30