Burney Falls was definitely worth the visit! It sure is nice to have something to take your thoughts away from foot pain
Bodie Hotel in Bridgeport
무려 140년 된 호텔이다. 원래 1박에 95불(exclude tax)짜리 아주 작은 싱글 침대가 있는 방이었는데, 씻고 나니 수도꼭지가 안잠겨서 비싼 더블룸으로 바꿔줬다ㅋㅋㅋ 방 안의 가구가 고풍스럽고 예뻤다.
Thời gian này, 6 năm về trước...#tbt #pct
2018 July 14 Part 2:
The next morning (around 11 am, so still morning) after finally finishing morning routine, which was constantly distracted by swarms of mosquitoes, we left our camp and headed up to find our other groups campsite and continue on adventure. We did get to Lake Corral, and from there went off trail north through various peaks and ravines, from time to time finding Old PCT (thanks to Denali). We eventually made it to regular PCT, took it to Cispus Pass, and once again went off trail up the ridge. With 86F with barely any clouds on the sky it was pretty harsh hiking, so we decided to hike down to PCT where we met up with our other group and hiked back to the campsite with them. In the evening we had a full group meeting with third group from Cascadia Explorers, shared some stories, had some laughs and once again hiked back to our campsite by our headlamps in the darkness. The next day we packed up, hiked out and took a quick dip in Walupt lake to get a bit refreshed for the drive home.. All in all, it was an amazing adventure and my only recommendation is, to avoid this area till after mosquitoes season, as that was the only negative part of the trip...
Day 3, mile 27! 👣 The FOUR sisters are back on the Pacific Crest Trail! We made our way through Desolation Wilderness, stopping to swim in every alpine lake 👙 and slowly acclimating to the elevation ⛰
#pct #pct2018 #desolationwilderness #optoutside
Day 10: It's all fine. Everything is fine. It's fine. ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀
When I wake up this morning and remember all the snow and challenging navigation ahead, I feel immediately defeated. I mope around as I pack up, but once my microspikes are on I give myself a little pep talk. "It's all fine," I say confidently. "Everything is fine. You're fine. IT'S FINE." And then, well, and then I hike. It takes a full hour to cover the first 1.8 snowy miles to the lake, but when I get there and find The King still packing up his stuff I'm elated. A friend! My friend! I won't be alone all day after all! It's an exhausting 21 miles though, up and down, trudging through snow and over precarious downed trees, crawling on our hands and knees to cross a particularly dicey ridge-edge section of snow. By the time we reach the summit of Grizzly Peak my energy has completely leached out, and I'm unprepared for the swarms of mosquitos that suddenly appear. The King is cursing and swatting his hands around frantically, looking at me like, "Why are there always so many obstacles in the two miles before we get to camp?? Why are we always so fucked by the end of the day?" And it's true, we're always wrecked as hell by the time we stop and today isn't any different. We make it to Janus Lake and I collapse at the first flat spot, quickly pitching my tent, covering myself in bug spray, and preparing to remove my shoes. They've been wet for three days now and it smells like something died inside of them - not to mention how pale, wrinkled, and tender my feet are. They honestly look like zombie corpse feet at this point, like maybe these feet are the thing that's died in my shoes. God, I'm disgusting. That's all I can think as I get into my tent and take an inventory of my body: zombie feet, blisters, cuts, bruises, filthy skin, dried blood, throbbing knees and shins. What is even happening to me right now? How quickly can I hike into town tomorrow? Will showering cure everything? Will the restaurant have onion rings? "Shhh, it's all fine," I tell myself again. "Everything is fine. You're fine. IT'S FIIIIIIIINE."
One of my favorite views so far on the trail. Sometimes hiking is extremely hard and painful for me, and other times it is extremely hard and painful for me but I forget about it for a minute because my eyeballs are exploding with pleasure.
After 70 days and 1691 miles, it's finally time to say goodbye to California. We were very fortunate too; the PCTA posted to not head north from the border less than 4 hours after we crossed. Glad we made it!
#suporegon #pct #pct2018
“If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive, do you think ghosts will do it after?”
Day 85- 17.6 miles (1,354.6 Miles To Go). When we hiked the Appalachian Trail we made the mistake of going into Bennington, VT for the 4th of July, and we were miserable and felt out of place and homesick. We learned our lesson. This time we opted to stay in the woods and enjoy true freedom and liberty in Lassen National Forest. We made a quick lunch stop in Belden Town, a weird outpost of sorts; then spent the rest of the day climbing uphill in the afternoon heat, and rounded out the day by playing with gigantic pine cones and enjoying the golden hour in a meadow. .
Photos: (1) A deserted Belden Town garage. (2) Random panda mural on a house in Belden. (3) They will miss us. (4) Old mill. (5) Fun with huge pine cones. (6) Meadow vibes in the golden hour. .
#pct #pctig #pct2018 #pcta #pctpinecones #pinecones #thetrek #trekthepct #backpackerradio #thruhike #kabir #beldentown #norcal #california #optoutside #meadows #goldenhour
Saying goodbye to Shasta. You can dimly see it in the distance, but it’s been a companion this last week or so. Your eye is constantly drawn to it, a commanding presence that dominates the landscape. There’s a lot of local legends about Mount Shasta, but whatever you believe you can’t deny it’s magnetism.
“Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.”
I survived Donner Pass yesterday with all my limbs intact. Bonus Factoid: By far the most common water filter amongst the PCT thru hiker community is the Sawyer squeeze filter. Its threads are comparable for screwing it onto certain disposable water bottles and collapsible plastic canteens. Really light and convenient. However, I learned that the occasional back flushing to clean the filter doesn’t get out all the particles which slow the flow of fresh, clean water. My got so slow it was taking 4 minutes to filter a single liter of water. I bought a new one in Tahoe. Fresh, clean water is flowing as fast as I can squeeze now. So new rule. New Sawyer filter for ever second pair of shoes I need to replace on the trail. #pct #pcta #pct2018 #pctnobo #thruhike
GIVEAWAY ALERT! We’re giving away THREE signed copies of Pacific Crest Trials, the only resource which helps aspiring thru-hikers **mentally** prepare for the PCT. To enter 1) Like this post 2) Let us know why you want the book and/or who you’d give it to and why. Winners will be chosen by noon PST on Saturday, July 21st. Prizes will only ship within the US. Check the link in our profile to learn more about the book. #trekthePCT #thetrek #pacificcresttrials
Did shoulders today. Not my best workout. #pct
got me feeling weak and low stamina. But I’m going 5x a week between both gyms and it’s only a mini pct. Two more weeks. I’m done with #sarms
forever. Done “experimenting” with my health for vanity.
In my opinion the ONLY safe and valuable things out there for job competing males is #testosterone
Everyrthing else is ego and vanity unless you’re doing a show. Tren ruins more people’s lives than anything I’ve seen besides illicit street drugs. Liver problems. Kidney failures. Acne. Mood swings. Jail. Violence. It’s all true. Sometimes the worst people get is just being an arrogant cunt but I promise you that shit matters. Even sarms. They had my head whacked just like I was on tren. Last two cycles were like that with #lgd4033
made me even worse. #cardarine
? They should call it CUNTERINE. What’s the point... I’ve ah ego work harder the past few 6 mths than I ever have only to get 1/4 of the results. Steroids work. Believe that. I have a new respect for people that never did them but not for the genetically gifted. You can still go fuck yourselves. I mean people like ME with “doomed” genetics and a love for pizza and chocolate. 🤣 BUT still want to look and most importantly feel good. There’s nothing worse than when you don’t feel comfortable in your own skin and I don’t mean spiritually, so shut up. I mean physically...Fat-illy 🤣🤫 I’m 238 today. It took me a goddamn week to lose 2 lbs PROPERLY. I’m fighting side effects of medications, aging, and just coming back to the gym (after 6 Months of NONE) only 13 weeks ago it’s like starting from a shit spot I haven’t been at since my early 20’s. 6 months ago after #alcohol
tore me a new asshole, I literally lost 20lbs of muscle and gained 40 lbs of fat. Now I’m back up 8lbs of muscle and down 10% body fat. I want to get back down to 215-220 and I’m 238 now. The next few months are huge and I’ll be there by my birthday in December. I’m just glad to be back in life. Why the fuck did I just type all that... whatever❕”SEND” 👉🏻 #fitfam #40yearsold #dadbod #gymgrind #gymmotivation #gymmotivation
DAY 97, MILE 1411
Last night's stay in a church's indoor basketball court was heavenly. Last pic=current mood
Plumas National Forest - Pacific Crest Trail
Sunset heading up the hill before descending into Belden.
Love the all the straight shadows from the trees!