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City: Oakland
State: California
Begins: May 1, 2022
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, May 16th, 2022
Start: 318 3300 elevation
End: 342, 3200 elevation
Daily Distance: 24
Trip Distance: 343.0

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Day 19

I slept great last night- I cowboy camped again and had no issues. It is so much easier to get up and go in the morning- I think sleeping without a tent will be my preferred method, unless theres a lot of bugs or its cold. I set my alarm for 4:30 and was on trail by 5:00. This was good, because I got a solid ten miles in before it got hot. I stopped at a campground with toilets and running water ten miles in, and got 3.5 liters to make it the next 14 miles. I drank over half a liter while I was there. I was worried about getting dehydrated again.

After that, it got super hot. I just tried to take it slowly to not get heat exhaustion again. The scenery was kind of boring- it started with winding around a lake, and then it was just hiking in hills that werent particularly pretty. I was drenched in sweat, and feeling tired and sore from the last two days of pushing it. On top of it, there were biting flies and other insects that kept bothering me. It was very exposed with little shade. Keeper has charged ahead and I knew what he was doing- charging it as fast as he could down the trail to get to the hotel room as soon as possible. I, on the other hand, just had the goal to make it there without overheating.

In the last 7 miles, I was really dragging. Each mile went so slowly. This has happened multiple times on hard days towards the end- it feels like time slows down and you are just so slow. Fortunately, in the last 4-5 miles, I walked up and over a ridge and was treated to a beautiful view. Really pretty mountain scenery. I finally made it to Cajon at around 3:00. I hobbled into the convenience store (I was sad to see there were no taco trucks). I got a Gatorade, chips, a big pickle, and a vegan sandwich. It was actually very delicious. I went outside and ate it with the Australian couple. I was filthy though.

I walked over the overpass and made it to the hotel. It feels so good to be clean and have clean laundry. From here, tomorrow will be an over 6k climb. At least I will be at over 8k elevation, so it will be a lot cooler once I get up there. Mount Baden Powell is coming up.

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Katy's PCT Adventure

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more:


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