Watch videos of our adventure’s Walking and Not Walking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Mexico holiday before we start the PCT. We are trying to find Whales, Ballenas in Mexico.
Day -2 Our First Walmart shop of provisions for the PCT.
Day 1 – Mandy at Campo!
Day 1 – Cory at Campo, about to start walking.
Day 3 – Mount Laguna
Day 4 – Hummingbird Hawk Moth at Rodriguez Spur
Day 4 – Rodriguez Spur
Day 5 – Blowing a Hoolie!
Day 6 – Amazing Water Cache
Day 7 – Eagle Rock
Day 7 – The Pacific Crest Trail looks like Scotland
Day 8 – Warner Springs to Chihuahua Valley Road
Day 9 – Removing the grime at Big Boulder Campsite
Day 9 – Marisposa Valley (Beautiful Butterflies)
Day 10 – Paradise Cafe (near Idyllwild)
Day 12 – Zinc Oxide Cream!
Day 14 – Mission Creek Campsite
Day 15 – Mission Creek to Arrastre Creek and beyond
Day 16 – Big Bear Lake and one tenth of the walk achieved
Day 18 & 19 – Pacific Crest Trail and our first snow
Day 20 – Pacific Crest Trail – hot tubs
Day 21 – McDonald’s on the PCT
Day 21 – Darn Tough sock review from the Pacific Crest Trail
Day 22. – Thank you Jane and James
Day 22 – Thank you Mat
Day 22 – Leaving the Best Western and back up into the High Desert
Day 23 – Amazing Forests above Wrightwood
Day 23 – More amazing forest
Day 24, 25 & 26 – Sore Feet
Day 27 – On our way to Hiker Heaven
Day 28 & 29 – The Andersons, The Saufleys, Casa de Luna and filtering water
Day 30 – The Proclaimer’s 500 miles and the old oak tree
Day 31 – Hiker Town and the Aquaduct
Day 32 – Pacific crest trail Trail Magic on a too hot desert day
Day 33 – Hitchhiking and Levi 501 moment
Day 35, 36, 37, 38 & 39 – 1000 kilometers and first bear tracks
We head off the trail to allow the snow to have sometime to melt. We purchase an America The Beautiful National Park Card and start traveling by car for a while.
Day 40 & 41 – Pacific Crest Trail (weeks off to let snow melt) Pinnacles National Park
Day 42 – Pacific Crest Trail. Henry Cowell State Park
Day 42 – Pacific Crest Trail. San Francisco (days off)
Day 43 – Pacific Crest Trail. Monterey Bay. (Days off to allow snow melt)
The company we went on tour were Monterey Bay Whale Watch.
Day 44 – Driving to Yosemite
Day 44, 45 & 46 – Yosemite in its glory
Day 47 – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Day 48 & 49 – My first Elk!
Day 49 – Grand Canyon National Park (days off to let the snow melt)
Day 50 – Tuba Dinosaur Footprints
Day 50 – Condor!
Day 51 – Canyon lands and Arches National Park
Day 53 – Bryce Canyon National Park and the Raven Whisperer
Day 54 – Zion National Park and the Virgin River
Day 55 – Las Vegas and Big Elvis
Day 56 – Death Valley National Park and Ghost Town
Day 58 – Shooting Gallery in San Diego
Day 59 – San Diego Zoo ( condors and otters)
21st of June – ?? SHE (Mandy) spends some time in Truckee, CA
Cory journeys into the High Sierra – mid June 2017
High Sierra Creek Crossings – mid June 2017
Climbing Mount Whitney – mid June 2017
Cory decides to leave the PCT due to the dangerous creek crossings and we have some fun in Truckee and Lake Tahoe (with the lovely Paula & Jack)!
Donner Summit Railroad Tunnels
After some fun in Truckee we decide to still head north to Canada by foot…on the Oregon Coast Trail. We initially start walking South to North. However after 1 week of the North Easterly Oregonian winds, we head up to Astoria and head south to ‘ join up the dots’.
Gonnies GEEK (MER) does Astoria
Lewis & Clark appreciation in Oregon
Week 1 – Oregon Coast Trail (South to North)
Week 2 – Oregon Coast Trail (North to South)
Week 3 – Oregon Coast Trail (The ‘middle’)
San Juan Islands- Whales ahoy…let there be Orca!
Then we have the planned ‘holiday’ in the ‘holiday’ to see Wolf, Bear and Moose!
Bison of Yellowstone
Wolf in Yellowstone National Park and much much more….
And, did you know, there are Dragons in Yellowstone?
Views in Grand Teton National Park (where we finally saw Moose!)
Eclipse Apocalypse Champeog State Park
Finally in Canada and time for a different sort of trail! One on the water.