Day 1: PCT 2017

This is unbelievably surreal. All of it.

Daddy and I got up early this morning to drive me to the trailhead and get there early enough to beat some of the heat hiking today. The monument was pretty cool, but I was so flustered I totally forgot to sign the register 🙁 oh well I’ll get the next one. We said our goodbyes  (this was the most difficult thing ever) then I was off!

Dad took pictures of me at the monument so I don’t have them yet. I may upload them later.

I hit mile 1 at about 8:30

All in all it was a pretty great day. Most of it I spent climbing up out of the valley. Originally I had planned to go only half way to Mt. Laguna. My GPS and I are still learning how to get along so my number is a bit iffy, if I had to guess I’d say I did about 15 miles today. I’ll have an exact number tomorrow, that is, if all goes as planned.

Here are a few pictures of the elevation climb today! Enjoy!

These burn areas make me sad and fascinate me all at the same time.

That’s about it as far as pictures today. Oh! I did see a rattlesnake sunning himself on the trail today! Pretty cool guy!
Anyways it’s time to grab some sleep!

I’ll keep you posted!

Xx Blake

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Comments 4

  • Cody Allen : Apr 20th

    I find this to be a rather cool experience. I recently wrote a blog pertaining to Hiking in PA, for a class project. However, it didn’t include the nice pictures of the scenery! I look forward to checking in on your travels. It is nice to see some people still enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.

  • Eric : Apr 28th

    Have fun!!

  • Sara Amish : Apr 28th

    Actually, a lot of the time the burned areas are important. They help the area be more biodiverse and healthy.

  • Ray Diekmann : Apr 28th

    I plan on following you all the way. I have a friend that will be starting the trail in 2018. Good Luck to you. Be safe


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