PCT2017: Coda

Well, the foot doctor told me 8-12 weeks before I can really do anything remotely like hiking, so, borrowing a term from baseball, I'm "shut down" for the rest of the season.  This will probably be my last "PCT2017" tagged post, so for all of you who've followed me, there won't be much more interesting … Continue reading PCT2017: Coda


PCT+9 = Homeward Bound

Not a bad way to spend 40 days. I suppose.  Final tally, 19 days of hiking, 369 miles. 21 days of travel, broken bones, thorns, mammoths and boardwalk ice cream cones.  Decent, although I can't quite decide if going slower would have helped the feet.  I think not.  And, then I would have missed many … Continue reading PCT+9 = Homeward Bound

PCT+2 + 3 = SEKI + Fab Four

Wednesday After a terrible night listening to trains, I got up and out before the park sprinklers came on.  Following my phone, I descended into the hot, brown haze of Bakersfield and the Central Valley.  As someone once said, "It's a good place to stop for gas, but not much else." It was like driving … Continue reading PCT+2 + 3 = SEKI + Fab Four

PCT+1 = Tehachapi

Getting out of Wrightwood was harder than it should have been.  First there was breakfast, and then second breakfast to be had.  The cinnamon rolls are not to be trtifled with.  Then I discovered the bus schedule is merely a suggestion, as the bus can be diverted if you call ahead.  I started hitching, and … Continue reading PCT+1 = Tehachapi

Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?

After a week of rest with dimimishing returns, Trail Angel Rich got me into a radiology place.  It's official, a Jones fracture, non-displaced at least.  Weeks of feet-up rehab.  My theory is that the massive spill on day3 left some damage that strangely was not healed by 16 more 20 mile days. (Picture taken from Wikipedia, since … Continue reading Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?

PCT28 – stuck inside of Wrightwood, with the Tehachapi blues again

As charming as Wrightwood is, and as super friendly as the people are, it's starting to wear thin.  Not much to report. The foot is still bad; can't put much weight on it.  It has gotten less bad, though, so we'll see.  Monday it might be time for an xray, if it's a stress fracture, … Continue reading PCT28 – stuck inside of Wrightwood, with the Tehachapi blues again

PCT23 – mile 369 – Wrightwood

Video updates - new stuff and some older stuff uploaded to my youtube channel, which you can get to from the top of the page. I got in and out of the Big Bears without too much hassle.  The hassle was getting around in and between the two towns .  My packages were in Big … Continue reading PCT23 – mile 369 – Wrightwood