Week 1 – Campo to Warner Springs (mile 0 to 110)

Its been a fun* first week on the trail!

(*Fun = physical challenge, meeting many great people, camping miles from    anyone, desert heat, surprise midnight ice storms, eating 3 meals before noon, and walking until you hurt. Your definition of fun may vary.)

Now, some details. The PCT is generally a smooth trail with only gradual inclines, made possible by more switchbacks than you can shake a stick at. So, very enjoyable walking, and you can look at the scenery instead of your feet & next steps. Here are some photos to illustrate!

 
Day 1: Monday 4/6/2015, 17.8mi/28.6km

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Day 2: Tuesday 4/7/2015, 19.3mi/31.0km

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Day 3: Wednesday 4/8/2015, 18.8mi/30.3km

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Day 4: Thursday 4/9/2015, 21.1mi/34.0km

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Day 5: Friday 4/10/2015, 21.0mi/33.8km

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Day 6: Saturday 4/11/2015, 11.5mi/18.5km

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While photos are good at summarizing the good stuff, they don’t convey that it happens against the backdrop of a sufferfest. Think walking a marathon  every day, while carefully rationing your food and water. And not walking too far/fast, or else your body breaks down faster than it can heal itself.
But its an amazing place, lots of super awesome people ( both hikers and locals), and its been 100% sunny 7 days straight. I didn’t think that kind of weather was even possible.
Till next week– happy trails!

11 Comments

  1. Was that a snake or a chipmunk in that photo Abe?

    Mile 100 marker in the ground… literally equivalent on this trek to seeing the mile 1 mark in the marathon… you know you started and are ahead or behind anticipated pace, but that’s about all.

    This is very cool!

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