First things first today: get to the midpoint! The PCT is recognized as being 2,650 miles long, so that means that reaching 1,325 miles is cause to celebrate!
written Jul 17, 2017 @ 05:07 AM after hiking 30.83 miles
With that being done, let's get to town! There's family to meet and food to eat! My dad's cousin Tom and his wife Lois have wonderfully agreed to host Hiker Trash Evan for a zero day, and I can't wait.
On the way in, I also startled a bear that was napping by the side of the trail. Truth be told, we were both startled, but it was otherwise an uneventful encounter. Phew.
Tom and Lois met me at the trailhead and took me to their house where I had a wonderful dinner, a glorious shower, and then an indescribably amazing soak in a hot tub. Is this what life is like off the trail?!