Miles With Sunshine



Despite several hours in snow, I hiked 29.1 miles today – my longest day of the trip so far. I spent 14 hours on the trail, from 6:30 to 8:30, without many breaks.

About midafternoon I caught up to Sunshine and Balls, a cheerful 11-year-old girl hiking the whole PCT with her dad this summer. They’re an entertaining couple, serious hikers, and I was happy to get the chance to walk with them after hearing of them over the past few weeks from other hikers. We are camped tonight on top of a knife ridge overlooking Lake Tahoe, sheltering behind an isolated tree in a brisk wind, happy to have put in a solid effort today.

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  1. AnonyMoose
    AnonyMoose says:

    Again with the funny trail names (I guess I’m easily amused). I know you’re only able to give us a sliver of your day, but I’m enjoying it. Some days I’m jealous and other days I’m glad I’m not there… Mostly Jealous. Tonight when I close my eyes, I’ll imagine that isolated tree silhouetted against the sunset. ZZZzzz…

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