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Days 99 – 109 South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth (SOBO)

Day 99 18.06.18 14 Miles / 23km Trying out my new shoe insoles bought in South Lake Tahoe I immediately feel an improvement. My first few steps for the morning didn’t hurt, especially surprising considering the weight of my bag. My next few miles didn’t hurt either, now feeling support under my arches with each […]

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Days 89 – 98 Belden to South Lake Tahoe (SOBO)

Day 89 08.06.18 25 Miles / 40km We woke up early to cover some of the distance from our short day prior. I enjoyed a stunning sunrise at 5:30am while I ate some of Four Eyes homemade porridge mix. It was incredible and I’m now wanting to make my own in our next town. We […]

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Days 81-88 Burney to Belden (SOBO)

Day 81 31.05.18 14.5 Miles / 23km Waking up early at the Barney Falls Guest Ranch I use the Port-a-loo, have a shower and put our combined load of laundry onto to wash. I’m amazed how good it feels to do such normal things. I then went inside and treated myself to hot oatmeal using […]

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Days 75 – 80 Dunsmuir to Burney (SOBO)

Day 75 – 25.05.18 It’s moving day! The boys hired the van and we hauled 11 people’s belongings and selves into the back. I said goodbye to Ray and Kyle, then took off with Gandalf, Four Eyes and our 8 new friends. The first stop was Vons Supermarket to shop for resupplies. Four Eyes and […]

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Days 66 – 73 Kennedy Meadows to Bishop

Day 66 16.05.18 14.5 Miles / 23km After a combined total of 5 nights I finally said goodbye to Scott and Kendra the husband and wife team who run Grumpy Bears. Scott gave us a lift to the trailhead at midday and we were officially back on the trail. It felt great to be back. […]

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Days 60 – 65 Still in Kennedy Meadows

Day 60 10.05.18 Making the most of a day in town I decide to explore the shops close to Bishop Hostel. The hostel has loaner bikes which hikers can use to go to the grocery store, but I decided to go on foot to explore the many sporting and outfitter (camping) stores. My sunnies died […]

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Day 51 – 58 USA Road Trip!

Day 51 01.05.18 Every now and then I have one of those “Dam, I’m really doing this” moments. Today was one of them. Pinch me, I’m sitting here in a tiny pub in Kennedy Meadows surrounded by hikers and mountains. We’ve all walked here from Mexico over the last 7 weeks, and we’re only just […]

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Day 43 – 50 Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows

Day 43 23.04.18 17 Miles / 27km After spending longer than planned at the post office we eventually hit the trail at 10am, sad to be saying goodbye to Brenda who we were now attached too. As usual after rest days the nerve pain returned to my right leg for the first hour of our […]

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Day 37 – 42 Hiker Town to Tehachapi

Day 37 17.04.18 15.5 Miles / 25km While I packed up my tent in the light snow Ray went for his morning poop, returning to find me standing next to my tent thawing frozen hands between my thighs. Ray: “Have you done anything since I left?” Heather: “Yeah, I took out the poles and pegs, […]

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Day 32 – 36 Agua Dulce to Hiker Town

Day 32 12.04.18 zero Making the most of my second zero I slept in till 7:30am, got up and hobbled on sore arches to the guesthouse and made a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit and yogurt. After chatting with hikers Pirate and Bones I ended up banishing myself to my tent to get the last […]

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