Today I hiked 10 miles before 10 o'clock. First time I've ever done that.
Made it to Tule Springs, our first day on the PCT hiking over 20 miles. We are still trying to take it easy to prevent injury. But it's hard to hold back sometimes because the trail is so well graded so it's much easier hiking than the trails back in Georgia. Today we climbed several thousand feet, but it was so gradual, it never seemed like work. Now I know those of you who have hiked with me are rolling your eyes because you know that I don't struggle with uphills very often, but I assure you that other people say this trail is well graded too-it's not just me!
|Pathfinder cruising on the PCT.|
The PCT is wonderfully maintained as well. A huge thank you to the trail maintainers who make the trail so nice. It's been really easy to follow even when night hiking. The other nice touch was little signs pointing out poison ivy. I only saw one blowdown across the trail so far and it was one I could walk under without even taking down my umbrella.
I keep thinking how much my Trail Dame friends back in GA would love this trail. Another great day!
|Only one downed tree so far. Thanks to the trail maintainers for such a great trail!|