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

Welcome to the PCT, Jessica!

written Jul 1, 2017 @ 01:35 AM after hiking 4.90 miles

This next section is going to be interesting -- I have a visitor! A friend from my pre-PCT life is going to be hiking with me and I can't wait. It's going to be fun to show her what it's like out here and what it means to hike all day long.

After a breakfast at a local bakery, it's time to hit the trail and get in some miles.

Shortly after hitting the trail, Jessica got a crash course in what the PCT has been like: snow, steep hillsides, and routing around impassable sections.

The trail is to her left, but buried under twenty feet of snow.

Traversing across sun cups!

After almost five miles, we decided to call it a day and set up camp. Long day tomorrow, though -- these miles won't hike themselves!