Racing Winter on the Pacific Crest Trail – Day 129

​Day- 129

Date- 8/22/16

Location- Forested saddle 

Elevation- 6,194 ft

Distance Traveled Today- 24.3 miles

Distance Traveled Total- 1869.6 miles

Weather/Temp- clear 70s

Injuries- tight i-t band

Pain level- moderate

Spirits/Morale- anxious

Days without shower- 1

Hunger/craving- low


Slept in,  then had some chicken and waffles at the lodge, a southern staple; if you’ve never had them,  then you better get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’. 

Hit the trail a little before 11 am and just walked steady. The most impressive part of the day was walking along the slopes of Mt. Thielsen, with its impressive peak towering above.  I would say Thielsen had the most dramatic, noteworthy peak of any mountain I’ve seen so far.  

Besides Mt Thielsen, I crossed the highest point on the trail between Oregon and Washington at 7,560 ft; I’ll never be any higher in altitude than that for the rest of the journey.  

I had a nice easy walk to where I wanted to camp and ended up with some other north and south bound hikers. It’s nice to have some company

I’m getting pretty anxious for this long birthday hike.  I really don’t want to disappoint myself…

Go to day 130.

Go to my book “Racing Winter on the Pacific Crest Trail”.

1 Comment

  1. Always such an inspiration to read your blog and I look forward to your posts like all of your other fans. You should know you have inspired my own writing along with your book and it motivates me to keep going as I share similar goals with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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