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!
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
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