First official day on the PCT!!!!!!!

I hiked my first official day of the PCT today. Its official because it was from the border o mexico ab d cali! I hiked 20 miles back to lak morena where I was greeted by the andersons (amazing trail angels), a big group of past and present hikers and ice cold drinks! The Anderson’s were cooking up huge pots of chili for everyone which I ate after a trip to the c store, a shower, and some relaxing. The chili was amazing! Maybe the best I ever had!

So now some quick info on the hike since I’m really tiresld and need to get up at 5 to start hiking tomorrow.

The border was totally safe and actually kinda quiet. We took some quick pics and we were off! I started with about 6 other hikers and had a great time. It was pretty hot but also really beautiful. The first 10 miles were fast and had a bunch of beautiful plants in bloom like yucca larkspur penstemon chamise sage bush monkey flower dudleya and manzanita. I loved it an only suffered on blister i think from heat. But it was great and ready for more tomorrow! Tomorrow I hike to mount Laguna!!

Well goodnight and I love you all!!

PS I got an official trail name today from tattoo Joe: ‘d’ which I will share the story o tomorrow πŸ™‚

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About jamieannhaney

I am a 30 yr old, newly married, nature loving, hiking girl, set out to have a challenge, adventure and rite of passage out of kid-hood. I have an amazing life, husband, and friends, and I just want to be the best person I can be for all of that love around me :)
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5 Responses to First official day on the PCT!!!!!!!

  1. tanslacks says:

    Oh my gosh! This is it! I can’t wait to read your posts. We’re sending much love and joy your way! I hope the cat is OK and that Frazier will be meeting you soon! – Cindy

  2. marilynbill says:

    I am really proud of you. Enjoy each moment!
    Love,
    Marilyn

  3. Debra says:

    Happy trails, Jamie! We’re reading your posts over here in Florida…thanks for sharing your story!

    PS–we bought a new backpack Saturday–I went from 7 lbs (my old North Face) to just 2 lbs (Granite Gear). Nothing like dropping 5 lbs in a mere few minutes πŸ˜‰
    Deb n’ Paul

  4. This is so exciting! We’re with you every step of the way. Hope Frazier will be meeting you soon…DNA

  5. Jamie,
    Miss ya already!! 107 today…hot as hell!! Your adventure is “epic”…remember, a “speaking tour & lecture series” is in the making!! So hope you and Frazier can celebrate and rest with me in Sonoma Co. at “The Villa”
    Love Ya
    Philip & Dakota

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