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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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