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
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
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