Sibley

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

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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
The Beginning: PCT Days 1&2

The Beginning: PCT Days 1&2

Day 1. Miles: 20.0 Total miles: 20.0 It's 6:45am, and I'm at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. The past few days have been

May 2, 2022 : Sibley
Gear Talk: PCT 2022

Gear Talk: PCT 2022

My hike is right around the corner, which can only mean one thing: the gear post! Because I already backpack so often, I haven't bought

Apr 27, 2022 : Sibley
Hiking Faster: Training for the PCT

Hiking Faster: Training for the PCT

I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 176 days—almost exactly average. Even though the Pacific Crest Trail is over 450 miles longer, I intend to hike it

Apr 21, 2022 : Sibley
PCT Shakedown #2: Solo in the Grand Canyon (2/2)

PCT Shakedown #2: Solo in the Grand Canyon (2/2)

(Start with Part 1/2 here) 3/24/22 I wake up early at Cedar Spring and pack up. My cold fingers struggle to get my new bear cannister open. As

Apr 14, 2022 : Sibley