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!

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WEEK 14: Families! Free Food! Friendship! (Miles 2260.4-2443.6)

WEEK 14: Families! Free Food! Friendship! (Miles 2260.4-2443.6)

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

Nov 29, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 13: Bullying! Bugs! THE BUBBLE! (Miles 2078-2260.4)

Week 13: Bullying! Bugs! THE BUBBLE! (Miles 2078-2260.4)

The New Plan and Subsequent Confusion Done with California! Hiking through Oregon! Days away from Washington! You’re confused? I’m fucking confused.

Nov 15, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 12: Packages! Problems! Portland! (Miles 1400.1-1501 → 2078)

Week 12: Packages! Problems! Portland! (Miles 1400.1-1501 → 2078)

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

Nov 11, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 11: Blisters! Belden! Burns!  (Miles 1209.2 – 1400.1)

Week 11: Blisters! Belden! Burns!  (Miles 1209.2 – 1400.1)

Quickly Moving Slowly Along After the climb out of Sierra City, the trail was California coasting: Reasonable ascents and descents, good honest

Nov 3, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 10: Lengthy Breaks! Long Ascents! Luscious Blooms! (Miles 1090 – 1209.9)

Week 10: Lengthy Breaks! Long Ascents! Luscious Blooms! (Miles 1090 – 1209.9)

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

Oct 8, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 9: Landmarks! Loucheness! Loose Alliance! (Miles 922.9-1090)

Week 9: Landmarks! Loucheness! Loose Alliance! (Miles 922.9-1090)

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,

Oct 7, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 8: Misery! Muir! Money! (Kearsarge Again, LOL, + Miles 793.3-922.9)

Week 8: Misery! Muir! Money! (Kearsarge Again, LOL, + Miles 793.3-922.9)

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

Oct 2, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 7 (Plus a Day): Snow! Scared! Sierra! (Miles 702.2-793.3 + Whitney & Kearsarge)

Week 7 (Plus a Day): Snow! Scared! Sierra! (Miles 702.2-793.3 + Whitney & Kearsarge)

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

Sep 7, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 6 (Minus a Day): Tehachapi! Toxins! Triumph! (Miles 570.2-702.2)

Week 6 (Minus a Day): Tehachapi! Toxins! Triumph! (Miles 570.2-702.2)

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

Aug 28, 2022 : LilyMG
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