a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 76.3 to 83.5. Stagecoach RV to bushcamp.
In the morning we woke up in the RV park. Apparently there was a religious convention taking place on the same day. So there was us, a lumpy group of hikers, barely dressed, surrounded by all these religious people.
After having a shower and getting all these weird looks a trail angel named “Ghost” picked us up and drove us (Maya, Naomi aka Warrior, Speedy, Doc & me) to the town of Julian.
Julian is a small town, founded 150 years ago when there was a big gold discovery in this area.
So first we went directly to a restaurant having our first real breakfast. We both had a delicious Omelette - wow, was that good!
In the afternoon we all went to a small shop for resupplying. Unfortunately Maya and I bought nearly all our food in the more expensive of the two shops in town.
There was a nice park in the middle of town, so we all spent the afternoon there, having some beers and some glasses of wine.
After finishing the bottle and the cans it was time to hit the trail again.
It took us several attempts to get a hitch back to the trailhead, we finally got lucky and a friendly woman, let’s call her Kayla (I’m terrible with names) drove us back 15 miles to the trail.
We started at approx 4pm, the trail would take us all the way upwards. After hiking some three hours more we decided to call it a day and set up camp in a nice though little windy spot in the mountains. We decided that it was not necessary to put up the rain fly, as we were enjoying the cool breeze.
After half an hour suddenly the Koreans and Thibaud arrived at the same camp site, not knowing we were there! That’s the cool thing about the PCT- somehow somebody you know always shows up :)
So we had dinner, hung up some laundry, went to bed happily and fell asleep soon.