Don on August 1st, 2015

Saturday: (08/01) I started the day by not starting the day. Lou was off to our usual Saturday shopping trip by herself and she let me sleep in, until 1100. Amazon has been busy. The replacement batteries for Lou’s scooter arrived yesterday and the replacement remote for our bedroom TV today. This morning I put […]

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Don on July 26th, 2015

Sunday: (07/26) Popcorn for breakfast. I spent much of the day updating my hike plan to start at Dunsmuir, California (MM 1507) and hike up to or at least toward Cascade Locks, Oregon (MM 2155). I bought my Amtrak ticket to get me up to Dunsmuir. Dawn made a cucumber soup for lunch. Now to […]

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Don on May 13th, 2015

Wow! Another snow storm is headed for Southern California. It’s the third since I took my snow storm break at Cajon Pass in mid April. It’s interesting that in a drought, which we are definitely having in California and with most streams and springs already dry in mid April, that we are having the snow […]

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Don on April 23rd, 2015

Thursday: (04/23) We had breakfast at Brian’s Cafe in Los Altos then took a walk around the village. Lou was busy smoking meats all day so we had ribs potatoes and corn on the cob for dinner. I washed my backpack, trekker chair and pillow. If I get back to the trail it will be […]

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Don on April 22nd, 2015

Wednesday: (04/22) Breakfast burritos started the day. Actually more like burritos because we forgot the eggs. I spent some time going through my pack and eliminating some items no longer needed due to not having potential snow and cold. Also anything I didn’t use on these past weeks was removed. I’m considering changing to my […]

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Don on March 14th, 2015

Saturday: (03/14) A quick shopping run to get the fixings for our  Saint Patrick’s Day meal. I repaired the Drivers mirror on the RV. In tightening it up yesterday, I broke the top wide angel mirror mount and and to repair it this morning by gluing it in place. I  installed Lou’s replacement swing seats. […]

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Don on January 31st, 2015

I plan on continuing my PCT hike this year. On March 26th I continued Northbound from mile 207 (Palm Springs) where I stopped the first time last year. Lou has required that I check in regularly so she can confirm I’m not killing myself. For that reason, I’ll be doing about 250 mile sections (about two-two […]

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Don on January 5th, 2015

Monday: (01/05) I was off fairly early with Lou. She went grocery shopping, I was off to San Jose. I stopped at Jack In The Box for a Loaded Breakfast Sandwich. I then stopped in at Payless Rockery to fill a bunch of my five gallon buckets with more base rock. The apartment was COLD! […]

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Don on July 25th, 2014

I should be able to just throw my pack back on my shoulders and go, but it never works that way. Thursday: (07/24) A relaxing morning at home for me. Dawn and Lou were out all day with appointments and shopping. Nice that Lou is driving again! I spent the morning working on my hike […]

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Don on July 22nd, 2014

There are some questions that get asked whenever I mention my PCT Hike. I thought I’d make a Q^A list of some of the questions. This is writen after i completed two weeks of the hike from Campo, CA to Palm Springs, CA. I then took a break and returned to the trail at Cascade […]

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