Hike with Heart Trail Post – Idyllwild, California

may 2 update - 1Nathaniel Farmer is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and posting along the way as he raises funds for HHI. See all of the updates from the trail and get a Hike with Heart shirt to support his effort.

Idyllwild, California – May 2, 2015
Mile 179

Nathaniel Farmer:   There was a 48 hour stretch of bad, wet weather.  I didn’t even bring rain pants for this section since its SoCal and they’re in the worst drought they’ve known.  With all my socks, shoes and tent wet – I roomed up with some people in Mount Laguna.

50mph gusts

Ever since then the weather and the hiking have been great though and I have no major complaints with my body.  It was and still is my main concern.  Today I’m resting up with some new friends in Idyllwild before we leave tomorrow morning to go through an 86 mile stretch to Big Bear.

Wide open sky along the PCT.Tomorrow we’ll summit Mount Jacinto, the highest point yet at 10,834 feet.  It should be quite the haul with packs loaded down with 5 days worth of food.  I’ll try to update at Big Bear, peace out Mutha Muchachos!

More Photos from the Trail

The PCT crosses through towns - because burgers! Rattlesnake! Hang gliders memorial along the PCT.Be sure to check out more updates from Nathaniel as he hikes the PCT and purchase a t-shirt to help support his fundraising effort for HHI!

 

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