LilyMG

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!

Posts

Week 5: Aqueduct! Agony! Absence! (Miles 511-570.2)

Week 5: Aqueduct! Agony! Absence! (Miles 511-570.2)

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

Jul 31, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 5: The Preamble (Miles 511-570.2)

Week 5: The Preamble (Miles 511-570.2)

Let's Set the Scene You're taking a break at the top of a glorious view, thinking about how fabulous life is. All of the sudden someone comes

Jul 31, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 4-ish/Days 21-29: Far Out! Five Hundred! Phew! (Miles 361.7-511) 

Week 4-ish/Days 21-29: Far Out! Five Hundred! Phew! (Miles 361.7-511) 

The Desert Continues (and Continues) The fourth week started with a nero into Wrightwood and ended at a water cache eight miles south of Hikertown.

Jul 12, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 3: Wilderness This Is Not (Miles 226.2- 361.7)

Week 3: Wilderness This Is Not (Miles 226.2- 361.7)

The Desert: Inhospitable? With 13 miles left to water and hours to go before sleep, the desert is a malevolent moonscape in an otherwise bright

Jun 27, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 2: Idyllwild! Mountains! Moving Along! (Miles 117.3-226.2)

Week 2: Idyllwild! Mountains! Moving Along! (Miles 117.3-226.2)

Progress, Surely I'm into week two of the Pacific Crest Trail and all Pre-Hike goals have fallen to the wayside. Healthy eating? Abandoned in favor

Jun 25, 2022 : LilyMG
Day 7: Warner Springs! (Miles 104.9-117.3)

Day 7: Warner Springs! (Miles 104.9-117.3)

Triple Digits! Yay! Despite passing the 100-mile marker the sixth day, Warner Springs seemed like a more important milestone. I'd sent a resupply

Jun 20, 2022 : LilyMG
Days 3-6: Routine Routine (Miles 34.3-104)

Days 3-6: Routine Routine (Miles 34.3-104)

Nothing of Note? Yes and No I thought I was going to do a daily post! On the trail! Foolish lady. I actually find the daily posts quite boring

Jun 8, 2022 : LilyMG
Day 2: Walking, Thinking (Miles 15.4-34.3)

Day 2: Walking, Thinking (Miles 15.4-34.3)

Toxic Plants and People My first night's sleep wasn't the most restful. There were helicopters all night, small critters rustling through beds of

Jun 6, 2022 : LilyMG
Day 1: Let’s Start This, Shall We? (Miles 0-15.4)

Day 1: Let’s Start This, Shall We? (Miles 0-15.4)

In Theory, It's Quite Easy Before beginning this northbound jaunt I envisioned ample time for pursuits of the mind. After all, how many hours a day

Jun 5, 2022 : LilyMG
Day/Night Zero: The Journey to the Journey 

Day/Night Zero: The Journey to the Journey 

Nervous For the Wrong Reasons I keep thinking of the line from Back to the Future, when Doc says to Marty: "Roads? Where we're going we don't need

May 29, 2022 : LilyMG