Day 98: Back in the Saddle Again

August 9th
Today’s miles: 19
My total mileage: 1344
PCT mile: 1517
Today’s ascent: 6,200 ft
Today’s dinner: Kraft Mac & cheese


PCT Castella to Seiad Valley

My old college friend, Clint is joining me for the next 7 days. It is great to have his company. We hope to push 151 miles from Castella to Seiad Valley.


We cowboy-camped at Callahan’s in Mt. Ashland the night before, and realized in the morning we were right next to Honeybadger and Dogpaw! It was great seeing them again. We hadn’t seen them since the town of Bishop, around mile 800.

For the first time ever, I helped someone else do a gear shakedown. Clint lost a lot of gear weight. We left his hammock and cook kit, amongst other things.

EXTRA: Joe Brewer has an excellent video showing this stretch of trail from Mt Shasta (Mile 1507) To Ashland (Mile 1727). I highly recommend subscribing to his channel:

6 thoughts on “Day 98: Back in the Saddle Again”

  1. Good to hear your back on the trail. Was patiently awaiting updates on the status.

    Good luck keeping the weight on!

  2. If I had $1,000,000 we wouldn’t have to eat Kraft dinner…

    But we would eat Kraft dinner (of course we would, we’d just eat MORE!)

    1. The Undertaker and I did once take Kraft dinner to a BNL concert. We were the only two who threw it that night, sadly and…very, very awkwardly, hehe.

      Thanks for all your support during this adventure! Especially the use of your new Zpacks bag through the High Sierras…that saved me. My homemade quilt was not ready for primetime yet. I fear I damaged the Husk brand for forever.
      Hoping we get to do some trail magic together in the weeks ahead!

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