PCT: Day 124

PCT Oregon

Miles today: 22.3

Trail miles sum: 1113.7

Trail location: 1796

Elevation: 6697

Spinning on the turntable: The Clash: London calling

Today was a long, slow, hot, mosquito infested climb. Yesterday my feet had wings, today my shoes are filled with an extra ten pounds. I’m dragging.

Guthook Screenshot

Guthook Aug 6

I broke out the mosquito head net for the first time today.

Mosquito fashion wear

Mosquito fashion wear

It fell off my hat when I took a break and I needed to backtrack to my break spot to find it. Little lapses in paying attention cost me too much time.

PCT Animals

Bear claw sharpening station

Another beat paw sharpening station. I’m watching for tracks but haven’t seen any yet.

PCT Animals

Water bottles & bees

Bees and mosquitoes are buzzing around my tent tonight. I need a bug zapper. Time for earplugs and sleep.


  1. adam

    Don’t worry about the bears, Steve! you’ve got a knife!

    • adam

      Am I seeing this correctly? Either you used your knife to cut two toes off of a cat … or that’s … a spider?

      • mcgarveysan

        You’re the first person to correctly guess that it’s a pic of two toes from a cats paw. (You win a yellow knife.)

    • mcgarveysan

      I use it often to open cheese and cracker packages


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