Vinny Tagliatela

I’m Vinny, AKA “Slice”. 2016 Appalachian Trail NOBO, 4/3 to 9/24. 2021 Pacific Crest Trail NOBO starting 4/11. Come join me for shenanigans and tomfoolery, won't you?

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Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Day 132 Start: Cascade LocksEnd: Dirt road 4 miles before Trout CreekPCT Miles Hikes Today: 25.3 We had a difficult night’s sleep in

Sep 1, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
A Slight Delta To Plan (Days 121 to 131, Crater Lake to Cascade Locks)

A Slight Delta To Plan (Days 121 to 131, Crater Lake to Cascade Locks)

Day 121 Start: Mazama Village / Crater LakeEnd: Dirt road just past Highway 138PCT Miles Hikes Today: 9.2 miles on the Rim Trail, then 9.1 PCT

Aug 24, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Smoked Out (Days 114 to 120, Ashland to Crater Lake)

Smoked Out (Days 114 to 120, Ashland to Crater Lake)

Day 114 Start: Interstate 5 / AshlandEnd: Bushcamp 1.2 miles beyond Lone Pilot Trail junctionPCT Miles Hikes Today: 8.9 We had an

Aug 17, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Fire On The Mountain (Days 102 to 113, Mt Shasta to Ashland)

Fire On The Mountain (Days 102 to 113, Mt Shasta to Ashland)

Day 102 Start: Interstate 5 / Mt ShastaEnd: Dirt Road Just Past Shasta-Trinity Gumboot TrailheadPCT Miles Hikes Today: 25.4 Whew, I

Aug 1, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Here Comes The Grind (Days 94 to 101, Drakesbad Guest Ranch to Mt Shasta)

Here Comes The Grind (Days 94 to 101, Drakesbad Guest Ranch to Mt Shasta)

Day 94 Start: Drakesbad Guest RanchEnd: Spatter Cones TrailheadPCT Miles Hikes Today: 25.2 Drakesbad was an awesome stop for us -

Jul 20, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Heat (Days 87 to 93, Sierra City to Drakesbad Guest Ranch)

Heat (Days 87 to 93, Sierra City to Drakesbad Guest Ranch)

Before I get to this week’s updates, since we are just getting back from the Denver wedding and our 5 days off of trail, I wanted to touch on what

Jul 19, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Wedding Bells, Part 2 (Days 77 to 86, South Lake Tahoe to Sierra City)

Wedding Bells, Part 2 (Days 77 to 86, South Lake Tahoe to Sierra City)

Day 77 Start: Echo Lake Chalet / South Lake TahoeEnd: Bushcamp overlooking Middle Velma LakePCT Miles Hikes Today: 17.0 We were so

Jul 4, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Welcome to Mosquitoville (Days 68 to 76, Tuolumne Meadows to South Lake Tahoe)

Welcome to Mosquitoville (Days 68 to 76, Tuolumne Meadows to South Lake Tahoe)

Day 68 Start: Bushcamp near Soda SpringsEnd: Bushcamp near Wilson CreekPCT Miles Hikes Today: 20.2 Beautiful, warm morning - we got

Jun 26, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Wrong Way Jose (Days 63 to 67, Vermillion Valley Ranch to Tuolumne Meadows)

Wrong Way Jose (Days 63 to 67, Vermillion Valley Ranch to Tuolumne Meadows)

Day 63 Start: Vermillion Valley Ranch (VVR)End: Lake VirginiaPCT Miles Hikes Today: 11.2 from VVR back to the PCT, then 5.2 PCT

Jun 25, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Taking Bruises (Days 57 to 62, Bishop to Vermillion Valley Ranch)

Taking Bruises (Days 57 to 62, Bishop to Vermillion Valley Ranch)

Day 57 Start: Onion Valley Trailhead / BishopEnd: Lower Rae LakePCT Miles Hikes Today: 6.3 side trail miles to the PCT, then 5.2 PCT

Jun 24, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela