Northern California

Northern California

I have not written a blog entry for quite some time. I hiked the complete Northern California section of the Pacific Crest Trail without taking a break. So after 700 miles I finally have some time again to change that.

The trail is now snow free. And there are also no insane rivers to cross. In other words the conditions are absolutely amazing. But I am a thru hiker and I am German so I will find something to complain about anyways. It’s too hot and there are too many mosquitoes. But if that’s what I gotta deal with I am fine with it. So this time there are no stories about sketchy stuff. The last 700 miles kinda flew by and it feels so good to finally hit a different state.We got pretty cool hitches in this section and made a ton of other awesome experiences. I hiked this section with Crusher and Hobbes. We managed to push days in the high 20 mile range and some days we pushed past 30 miles a day.We are now in the routine of hike eat sleep repeat again. And it feels great not having to worry about all the dangerous stuff we dealt with in the Sierra.I love it! One of my feet hurts, but overall I am feeling absolutely amazing. If I keep pushing the current mileage, I will make it to Canada in time and I won’t have to worry about running out of time much longer. It sounds like nothing major happened at all in the last 700 miles, but we got surprised with amazing trail magic, aswell as an awesome hut where we spent a night. I also passed the midpoint of the PCT and we went to the Burney Falls.The day we passed into Oregon we started hanging out with a bigger group of hikers that kinda just all meet close to the boarder. We got trail magic three times within one day. Some guy gave all of us beer, so we were hanging out around his camp spot for some time before heading on. Two miles down the trail some other amazing person walked onto the trail, literally carrying ice cream and pizza, just so he could surprise hikers. So it has been an amazing time the last couple of weeks. Sadly I can only upload a certain amount of pictures to this blog and there are literally hundreds of pictures I would love to share.The sad things is though, while I am writing this all of Ashland is covered in smoke and we figured out there is a forest fire rather close to the trail. As of now it is not going to threaten our plans of hiking.

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