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Mount Whitney (June 5)

Mount Whitney (June 5)

I heard someone stirring around midnight, packing their bags and starting off to catch the sunrise at the summit, but I did not want to get up yet.  I slept...

Jun 17, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Relaxing and then back to Sierra hiking (June 1- 4)

Relaxing and then back to Sierra hiking (June 1- 4)

View of the Sierras from Lone Pine. What a town to live in, to see those mountains every day! June 1- On this day the goal was to hike towards...

Jun 17, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Sierras- Altitude Adjustment (Monday May 31)

Sierras- Altitude Adjustment (Monday May 31)

I woke up late, with the sun shining warm on my tent, which was good because there was a sheen of frost on the surface of my sleeping bag! I...

Jun 17, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Beginning the Sierras (May 30-31)

Beginning the Sierras (May 30-31)

On this day, after doing some preparation things at Kennedy Meadows General Store (charging my devices, laundry, shower, eating breakfast), I packed everything up, relished a final soda, and headed

Jun 17, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Pacific Crest Trail Update: The Majesty and Indifference of the Southern Sierra (a.k.a. The Gorgeous Sierra Doesn’t Give a Shit About You)

Pacific Crest Trail Update: The Majesty and Indifference of the Southern Sierra (a.k.a. The Gorgeous Sierra Doesn’t Give a Shit About You)

A few days out of Kennedy Meadows we got word that one of our enthusiastic, experienced, and committed fellow PCT hikers was considering quitting the trail in the Southern Sierra. ...

Jun 17, 2021 : Terri Schneider
From Inside a Prickly Shrub

From Inside a Prickly Shrub

My body is scrunched, warped into a pretzel-like configuration in my best attempt to stay cool in the meager shade of a prickly shrub. My back and left arm are...

Jun 15, 2021 : Ava Adoline
Another Day, Another Mountain

Another Day, Another Mountain

Sierra mountains. Everyone always talks about how it is their favorite section. So beautiful. So grandiose. What they don’t tell you is how difficult it is. Don’t let anyone fool...

Jun 15, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Milestones – Week 6

Milestones – Week 6

Amidst the highs and lows, the gear failures, the challenges and victories, there has been one constant in my life since April. Every day I am one step, one moment...

Jun 11, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Reflections from the Southern California Desert

Reflections from the Southern California Desert

I hiked 563 miles during my first month on the PCT from the Mexico border to Tehachapi, California. As I transition out of the hot desert, I’m feeling confident and...

Jun 6, 2021 : Kyle Huber
First week of the Sierras

First week of the Sierras

Sierras. Wow. What a mind blowing experience. It’s difficult to describe in words, but I shall try. My friend from home, Tricia, met me in Kennedy Meadows to hike this...

Jun 5, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton