The collected PCT journal, and upcoming posts
For those of you just starting to read about my 2014 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, I have collected all of my PCT journal entries and posts on the PCT ‘014 page.
The Collected Works of Penguin
Start from the beginning and read to the end, or pick a section that sounds interesting and go from there:
- US-Mexico border/Campo (mile 0) to Warner Springs (mile 110): Hello from Warner Springs CA
- Warner Springs (mile 110) to Idyllwild (mile 152): Resting and regrouping in Idyllwild
- Idyllwild (mile 152) to Big Bear Lake (mile 266): Blister care in Big Bear Lake
- update from Big Bear Lake (mile 266): Green light to hike out
- Big Bear Lake (mile 266) to Wrightwood (mile 370): Quick stop in Wrightwood
- Wrightwood (mile 370) to Agua Dulce (mile 455): Zero day at Hiker Heaven in Agua Dulce, CA
- Agua Dulce (mile 455) to Tehachapi (mile 559): Twenty percent done in Tehachapi, CA
- Tehachapi (mile 559) to Kennedy Meadows (mile 702): Entering the Sierras from Kennedy Meadows
- Kennedy Meadows (mile 702) to Kearsarge Pass/Bishop (mile 789): Out Kearsarge to Bishop, CA
- Kearsarge Pass/Bishop (mile 789) to Mammoth Lakes (mile 907): Past the high passes in Mammoth Lakes, CA
- Mammoth Lakes (mile 907) to Truckee (mile 1156): Over a thousand miles in Truckee CA
- Truckee (mile 1156) to Chester (mile 1335): A visit from a bear, and halfway to Canada in Chester CA
- Chester (mile 1335) to Bartle Gap (mile 1451): Seeing a mountain lion near Mt. Shasta, and a trip off-trail
- Bartle Gap (mile 1451) to Ashland (mile 1727): Holy shit, I walked to Oregon
- Ashland (mile 1727) to Cascade Locks (mile 2155): Across Oregon to the Columbia River
- Cascade Locks (mile 2155) to Snoqualmie Pass (mile 2402): Cascade Locks to Snoqualmie Pass
- Snoqualmie Pass (mile 2402) to Stevens Pass (mile 2476): Up the Goldmyer Hot Springs Alternative to Stevens Pass
- Stevens Pass (mile 2476) to Stehekin (mile 2580): Through Glacier Peak Wilderness to Stehekin
- Stehekin (mile 2580) to Manning Park (mile 2669): Past the Pasayten Wilderness to Monument 78
For the record, the amount I wrote about each section has more to do with my energy level than how much I liked it. For example, Oregon was amazing, but I only blogged a few paragraphs about the whole state. Tsk tsk, past Alice.
In upcoming weeks, I’ll be sharing my thoughts and experiences on a variety of topics:
- gear and clothing reviews
- resupply strategy
- mileage trends
- hiking while being a women (spoiler alert: it’s like hiking while being a man, with more blood)
- injuries and self-care
One of the reasons I started this blog was because I didn’t find a lot of blogs from hikers in my particular situation (solo, female, in a relationship, late 20s – early 30s, lightweight-ish gear approach). I wanted to add my voice to the hullaballoo, in case sharing my experience could help other hikers/readers down the road.
So, if you, dear readers, have any topics you would like to see covered, please tell me in a comment and I will do my best to accommodate your request.
I look forward to reading about the things you mentioned – can’t think of anything else at the moment! (Unless you want to go back and write more about Oregon!)
Congrats on completing the trail Penguin, what a wonderful feeling that must be! Have you settled back into regular life ok? Any plans for future thru-hikes or have you decided that the PCT was your final destination?
Thanks, Jaxx. I am settling in, getting my head back into the city scene, planning the next thing. I am definitely thinking about a future thru-hike, but we’ll see what I end up doing with that. Nothing that big in 2015, though I’m looking forward to some shorter backpacking trips around Washington this summer.
Yeah I can understand that, it’d probably feel like overkill doing another thru the next year after completing something like the PCT. That’s cool that you’ll still get out on trips in Washington though!