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On April 18, 2014 I started a long hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) which is 2663+ miles long. After 16 days and 207 miles I came off the trail at  Palm Springs for family reasons. On July 30, 2014, I caught a train up to Cascade Locks, Oregon to resume some PCT hiking. I made it to Manning Park, BC, Canada on September 8th.

On March 25th, 2015 I caught a train to Palm Springs to continue my PCT hike. I hiked up to I15 at Cajon Pass, about 135 miles North. I decided to take a week off due to an impending snow storm. On April 12th I returned and hiked another 102 miles to Acton, California. I decided to take another break due to serious hay fever and a sore knee. I had hoped to return to the trail within a week but that was not to be. Before I could return to the trail I had a vertigo attack which lasted for weeks. I returned to the PCT trail at Dunsmuir in Northern California on August 4th. I hiked another 218 miles to Ashland, Oregon. Having walked all these miles in smoke filled mountains and with too much smoke likely the rest of the way through Oregon, I returned home for the year.

On April 1, 2016 I started at Acton hiking to Walker Basin. i then did my first Southbound section hiking from Kennedy Meadows back to Walker Basin finishing the desert sections on April 21. 2016. i took a five day break during this due to storms. Due to snow everywhere I wont be hiking again until possibly mid June.

Here is some data about my hike:


Section Miles MM From MM To Begin End Days Avg Mi/Day Status
Campo to Palm Springs 207 0 207 4/18/2014 5/3/2014 15 13.8 Completed
Cascade Locks to Manning Park 515 2154 2669 8/1/2014 9/9/2014 39 13.2 Completed
Palm Springs To Cajon Pass 135 207 342 3/26/2015 4/4/2015 9 15 Completed
Cajon pass To Acton, Ca 102 342 444 4/13/2015 4/19/2015 6 17 Completed
Dunsmuir, Ca To Ashland, Oregon 217 1499 1716 8/4/2015 8/18/2015 14 15.5 Completed
Acton, Ca To Tehachapi 122 444 566 4/1/2016 4/7/2016 7 17.4 Completed
Tehachapi to Walker Basin 86 566 652 4/12/2016 4/15/2016 4 21.5 Completed
Kennedy Meadows to Walker Basin 52 704 652 4/18/2016 4/21/2016 4 13 Completed
Totals 1436 98
Tahoe to Dunsmuir 414 1499 6/15/2016 7/17/2016 27 15.5 Planned

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