/ˈzēˌrō/
(noun)
  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

T-hacha-P

written May 24, 2017 @ 04:28 AM after hiking 23.58 miles

23.5 miles until Tehachapi (and physical therapy!) I can do this.

But first, a beautiful sunrise over a wind farm!

Taken from my sleeping bag.

Okay, time to hike. Or hobble, whatever. The PCT goes directly through the wind farm and right next to active windmills. I've never been up close to them before and they're so cool. The sounds they make, the movements, everything.

How cool.

After a few miles, my knee crapped out again. Oh well, I'm just gonna push on. It was pretty uneventful and hot and waterless, so I'm just gonna skip most of the painful hiking.

I did take a break around 2pm though. It didn't help.

At mile 549 (9.5 miles left!) there was some amazing Trail Magic! Some kind souls left water, shade, chairs, cookies, juice, cherries, apples, and oranges. After hanging out there for half an hour, I pushed on -- and my knee felt better! Magic!

Where I hung out for a while.

My knee lasted another mile or three, but whatever -- it's the home stretch. Just keep hiking, Evan.

Eventually, I reached the road and stuck out my thumb. Ten minutes later, I was in a truck, headed to Tehachapi! I'd made it!

Yay, PT tomorrow! <3

Ever wonder what my feet and legs look like after hiking almost 25 miles

In case you don't know how to pronounce "Tehachapi"