20: Halfway There

CALIFORNIA - July 23- August 6

I've been trying to pick up my pace lately, I think everyone on trail has. Now that we're through the Sierra's, notorious for rough terrain and low milage, the race is on to beat the bad weather to Canada. I feels kinda silly to be thinking about snow while trudging through the hot Northern California landscape but I don't think I'm alone in my thoughts.

25 miles a day has proved to be a good pace for me and I'm holding up surprisingly well with no major injuries to speak of. On the trail though, everything can change so quickly. Injuries, weather, plans, most of the trail I actually feel as if I'm living in limbo, slightly ironic for such a prescribed route. Right now, however, things are rolling my way and I'll try to keep on, keeping on all the way to Canada. Hitting the halfway marker was the recent huge accomplishment but I think I'm more excited to get to Oregon. 

 entering the Desolation Wilderness

entering the Desolation Wilderness

 the beautiful Aloha Lake

the beautiful Aloha Lake

 part of the PCT was also the Tahoe Rim Trail

part of the PCT was also the Tahoe Rim Trail

 I love walking up mountains that are sky slopes in the winter. #hearthesarcasm

I love walking up mountains that are sky slopes in the winter. #hearthesarcasm

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 feeling hungry??!? 

feeling hungry??!? 

 Evac and I did a pack swap heading into Sierra City, it was really weird seeing someone else carrying your pack but so much fun!

Evac and I did a pack swap heading into Sierra City, it was really weird seeing someone else carrying your pack but so much fun!

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My next Feed Me treat came from my wonderful family, The Alletto's!!!

Thank you so much for the yummy bars! The good news- they were delicious and enjoyed by the crew :) 

The bad news, I forgot to take a photo until right before devouring the last one. 

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Two Feed Me's in one post!?!?!?!?

YEP! This one is from Grace! 

Girl, you rocked it! This box put a huge smile on my face and I almost made the same mistake as the last box. (You can see form the photo the fudge is mostly gone. Oh, and the bag of fudge bites, yeah, it's empty.) But I was able to restrain myself just long enough to snap a quick pick before the gluttony continued :) The Kansas city postcard and sketch pad were a special touch! Loved it, thank you!!!

  The Halfway marker!!!

The Halfway marker!!!

  Terminal Geiser

Terminal Geiser

 northern California 

northern California 

working my way to the border, 

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