a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 42 to 59.8. Mount Laguna to Bushcamp.
We started at Mount Laguna at 7am still a little tired from the exhausting day before. The trail went for about two hours through a pine forest. We have never seen such big pine cones! They are absolutely gigantic!
After the pine forest all of a sudden we are standing in front of this gorgeous view over the entire valley! It was for sure one of the most amazing views I have ever seen! It was like walking through a beautiful painting.
Shortly after we took a 4 hours long lunch break in the shades having this stunning view all over the valley.
We decided to walk another 6 hours. But before we had to refill our water bottles. No water for the next 28 miles! So we filtered 16 liters of water and started our onward journey.
The trail took us over a high mountain with another stunning view. The place was so beautiful that a local MC decided to put memory plates of their passed members there.
After the mountain we hiked another 3 hours until approx. 7 pm. Maya wanted to set camp there but I was all over hiking some more miles until mile 59.8 as we would then reach the 100 km marker.
It turned out that I underestimated the trail at this point, I was expecting it going all downwards. I couldn’t be more wrong. So the remaining hours became very painful and hiking during the night did not make it easier.
Nevertheless we reached mile 59.8 at 9:30 pm and found a bunch of other hikers already sleeping there. To get to bed faster we decided to cowboy camp (sleeping under the stars in the sleeping bag, no tent). And after probably 30 seconds we fell asleep.