Day 40: Ml. 700!!! O god it’s hot!!!

Ml. 681 – 702: 21ml / 33,8km
Chimney creek campground till Kennedy Meadows
The alarm rings at 5 am. I’m awake already. Here we go again. Time to beat the heat and rock the trail. We leave camp around 6, wave goodbye to Dunedin, and by the time it’s 9 we’re done with the climb of the day. Bammm. It’s all downhill from here. We sit on a treelog to eat a clifbar and there is that noise that I love but still suprises me, like “What the hell was that?” Continue reading

Day 39: 1/4 PCT!!! Easy peasy 17 miles lemonsqueezy

Ml. 664-681: 17 miles: from Joshua tree spring till chimney creek campground
A quiet night. One of my last in the desert. In 2 days I will be in Kennedy meadows. Holy moly. Who thought the Sierra would come that soon. After getting diagnosed with hip dysplasia I didn’t even dare to dream of getting this far. I am sooo grateful for each step, even in the heat of the desert, even if I get homesick for our cat Phoebe and our tiny cabin sometimes, even if it hurts! It is all worth it!!! This is an amazing journey. A mirror in so many ways to each one of us. Continue reading