Lightning Rod

Sup? I'm Lightning Rod, I'm a NorCal native and expert in nothing. I've thru hiked the TRT 2020, and will be thru hiking the PCT 2022. I'm probably a human electrical conductor, so there's that.

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101 days on the PCT

101 days on the PCT

Why I quit and what I learned from 101 days on the PCT   I’ll spare everyone the journal entries from the last few days on the PCT. To be

Aug 6, 2022 : Lightning Rod
PCT CA SECTION M

PCT CA SECTION M

SIERRA CITY (HWY 49) TO BELDEN (HWY 70) MILE 1195.4 - 1286.9   Day 87 - 0 miles This is hands down the best zero day I’ve had on trail. I

Jul 30, 2022 : Lightning Rod
PCT CA SECTION K & L

PCT CA SECTION K & L

ECHO LAKE TO DONNER SUMMIT (I-80) MILE 1092 - 1157 DONNER SUMMIT (I-80) TO HWY 49 MILE 1157 - 1195.4 Day 82 - 22.5 miles We woke up at 6am and

Jul 27, 2022 : Lightning Rod
PCT CA SECTION I & J

PCT CA SECTION I & J

TUOLOUMNE MEADOWS TO SONORA PASS MILE 942.1 - 1016.9 SONORA PASS TO ECHO SUMMIT MILE 1016.9 - 1092   Day 71 (continued) - 13.7 miles The

Jul 20, 2022 : Lightning Rod
PCT CA SECTION H PART 2

PCT CA SECTION H PART 2

CRABTREE MEADOWS TO TUOLUMNE MEADOWS MILE 766 - 942.5 CONTINUED… Day 60 - 0 miles 9 miles to town. Throughout the night, we were battered by

Jul 13, 2022 : Lightning Rod
PCT CA SECTION H PART 1

PCT CA SECTION H PART 1

CRABTREE MEADOWS - TUOLUMNE MEADOWS MILE 766 - 942.5 Day 49 - 0 miles 15.5 miles to Mount Whitney. Today was the day, Mount Whitney! I’d been

Jul 2, 2022 : Lightning Rod
PCT CA SECTION G

PCT CA SECTION G

WALKER PASS TO CRABTREE MEADOW MILE 652 - 766   Day 40 - 16.6 miles FINALLY we’re back on trail! Feeling so thankful that my body bounced

Jun 16, 2022 : Lightning Rod
PCT CA SECTION E & F

PCT CA SECTION E & F

AGULA DULCE TO TEHACHAPI MILE 454.5 - 566.4 TEHACHAPI TO WALKER PASS MILE 566.4 - 652.1   Day 33 (continued) - 4 miles We continued on

Jun 9, 2022 : Lightning Rod
PCT CA SECTION D

PCT CA SECTION D

I-15 CAJON PASS TO AGUA DULCE MILE 341.9-454.4   Day 26 (continued) - 9.9 miles We got going again, trying to push as far as we could so

May 30, 2022 : Lightning Rod
PCT CA SECTION C

PCT CA SECTION C

I-10 to I-15 CAJON PASS MILE 209.5- 341.9   Day 17 (continued) - 1.7 miles It’s windy tonight, but we found a nice little flat patch far

May 21, 2022 : Lightning Rod