a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 83.5 to 101.1 Bushcamp to water spring.
The last night was absolutely horrible.
The camp site was located on a ridge and it got really windy. I couldn‘t fall asleep as the wind kept howling around me and I was a little worried because we hadn‘t put the rainfly on. I kept moving around and suddenly I feel my back go tense and a sharp pain running through my shoulder making it suddenly really hard to breathe. I start looking for painkillers but get a little panicky when I can‘t find them. Dario is already asleep and I realize I really need some help here since I am suddenly unable to move without this sharp pain when I‘m breathing in. I manage to wake him up and give him quite a shock because I‘m in such a state of panic. He gets the pills and holds me, rocking me and calming me down. After an eternity I can breathe normally again but can‘t fall asleep because now I am really worried that I can‘t carry my 12kg pack the next day. The wind keeps picking up and we get really worried about our laundry hanging outside. Dario runs out, grabs the laundry, puts the rainfly on the tent and we finally manage to get a couple hours of sleep. But there is no way that we can get up at 3am like we planned. So instead we sleep in until 6.30am when I am luckily feeling much better. Dario takes most of my gear and I manage to move with about 6kg on my back.
We soon make it to the water source where Dario takes on even more weight in liters and we keep going until 6.30pm. It turns out to be our longest day yet. 18 miles! And the promise of a shower in the morning because we will then be reaching Warner Springs. So even though it was a dreadful start to the day we made the best of it and came out on top! :-)