The midpoint is definitely a mixed bag. On one hand it’s like “FUCK YES, I’m a BALLER,” and on the other it’s like “Wait… that was only half??”
Leaving the Sierras, I suddenly realized that they were extremely “penned in.” The mountains closed us off completely on both sides, and we were virtually always enclosed in valleys.
1000 mile shoes!! These shoes took care of my feet from Idyllwild (~mi 150) to Sierra City, where I am now (almost 1200!!)
I did my first 30 mile day yesterday!!
In South Lake Tahoe right now! (~Mile 1090) The last section was amazing and emotionally charged.
I would like to honor Rika Morita, a beautiful person and my friend who died on trail during a river crossing on the PCT two weeks ago.