Sibley

Sibley "Possibly" Brown. Itinerant teacher, thru-hiker, and wilderness guide. AT NOBO 2018. PCT NOBO 2022?

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Climbing: PCT Days 41-46

Climbing: PCT Days 41-46

Day 41.  Miles: 13.2  Total: 702.2 I am always up early, but especially on town mornings. It's a mostly downhill cruise to Kennedy Meadows. Kennedy

Jun 26, 2022 : Sibley
The Rhythm of the Desert: PCT Days 34-40

The Rhythm of the Desert: PCT Days 34-40

Day 34.  Miles: 0.0  Total: 558.5 On my first true zero day of the trail, I barely leave the motel room. I snack and rest and write throughout the

Jun 10, 2022 : Sibley
The Aquaduct: PCT Days 31-33

The Aquaduct: PCT Days 31-33

Day 31.  Miles: 9.5  Total: 517.6 After an easy cruise downhill, we find ourselves in Hikertown, USA. It's an eccentric hostel modeled like an Old

Jun 6, 2022 : Sibley
I Would Walk 500 Miles: PCT Days 24-30

I Would Walk 500 Miles: PCT Days 24-30

Day 24.  Miles: 14.6  Total: 383.9 When I stop in the Village Grind again before hitching out of Wrightwood, the barista waves away my

Jun 3, 2022 : Sibley
Bobcats and Coffee: PCT Days 21-23

Bobcats and Coffee: PCT Days 21-23

Day 21.  Miles: 23.9  Total: 341.9 It's finally not so cold in the morning, so I start hiking from Grassy Creek early. The views are lovely as I

May 29, 2022 : Sibley
Cold Nights, Hot Springs, and Squirrel Thieves: PCT Days 18-20

Cold Nights, Hot Springs, and Squirrel Thieves: PCT Days 18-20

Day 18.  Miles: 17.0  Total: 283.1 My alarm is set for 7:30, but I wake up at 5:30 out of habit. I stay in bed with my face in my phone until the

May 26, 2022 : Sibley
I-10 to Big Bear: PCT Days 15-17

I-10 to Big Bear: PCT Days 15-17

  Day 15.  Miles: 20.5  Total: 232.1 Overnight, the wind gusts so strongly that my tent collapses twice. The second time, I extract

May 23, 2022 : Sibley
Idyllwild to I-10: PCT Days 12-14

Idyllwild to I-10: PCT Days 12-14

Day 12. Miles: .6 (PCT) + 2.5 (Devil's Slide) Total trail miles: 180.0 Even though my alarm is off and the curtains are closed, I wake up with the

May 14, 2022 : Sibley
Julian to Idyllwild: PCT Days 6-11

Julian to Idyllwild: PCT Days 6-11

Day 6. Miles: 17.1 Total miles: 94.4 I wait for a while by the side of the road, sticking my thumb out. There's so little traffic at 7 a.m. that I

May 9, 2022 : Sibley
Mount Laguna-Julian: PCT Days 3-5

Mount Laguna-Julian: PCT Days 3-5

Day 3. Miles: 20.4 Total Miles: 54.7 My alarm wakes me early enough that I still need my headlamp, and I pack up. When I crawl out of my tent and

May 5, 2022 : Sibley