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?
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
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
What a difference a few days can make. Well that and surgically removing a foreign object from the bottom of my foot. I got up early from the state park and got in almost immediate hitch up to the Devil Slide trail, which I banged out before the sun came up. A long hard slog … Continue reading PCT18 – mile 268 – Big Bear City/Lake/whatever
Pro tip : if it feels like you are stepping on a nail every time you take a step, perhaps there is something stuck in your foot. No scale in the pic, but it's about an inch long. It's called a foxtail. Wikipedia mentions that it can be a "nuisance" to people. Nice. Needless to say, … Continue reading PCT13 – Well THAT happened
Random thoughts today, as I sit here with throbbing feet and sleepy eyes. Hint: the State Park campground here sucks, right on the road, and the $3 campsite is on the side of a hill. Oh, and plague. But the coffee shop in town rocks, and is generous with their electricity and wifi. 1. Never … Continue reading PCT11 – zero day – Random musings
Total miles something like 180. A long, hot couple of days from Warner Springs. The feet are unhappy. But Eagle Rock was awesome. Mike's was a handy break. I figure $4 for 4L of water is an excellent deal. I skipped the pizza, beer and weed though - no time to play when you're "crushing" … Continue reading PCT9 – trail mile 166.5