Campo, CA to Idyllwild, CA [Mile 180]

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Hello from Idyllwild!!

Estero and I started the PCT on a beautiful day last week.

It is wonderful to be hiking again. 5 months of hiking with a sweet boy? Yes, please. 🙂

I am feeling very, very lucky.

We are doing great so far — the miles are coming easily, and only 2 (healed) blisters for me. Estero’s feet are still perfect.

I have quickly learned that hiking in the desert is completely different than the AT or FT. The terrain is easier (steady ups and no rocks!!), but the heat and sun has forced us to seek shelter in the shade for a long lunch break. I am trying my best to stay hydrated, but it’s hard, sometimes.

Sorry for such a quick update. We’re heading to resupply and have a long day ahead as we climb to 10,000 feet (San Jacinto).

From the desert to the snow.

Hope you enjoy these photos:

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(Can’t wait to buy a bigger tent next week) 🙂

Categories: California, PCT | 13 Comments

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13 thoughts on “Campo, CA to Idyllwild, CA [Mile 180]

  1. Dan Vozenilek

    Good luck from Tampa Fl. Have you read Wild, by Cheryl Strayed? Amazing book.

    Keep those updates coming.

    Dan Voz AT- Section hiker

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Acorn, I am sitting here with a big smile on my face after looking at your pictures. I’ll be praying for you guys and wishing you Happy Trails.

  3. Few hiking blogs “take you there” in pictures like yours! Thank you!

  4. Cheers and safe travels:)

  5. Angie

    Glad to hear you two are out and about 👫 your pictures are wonderful as always. Stay safe. Will you be posting your stops? Happy Easter ! Yikes snakes 🐍

  6. Darius Russell

    Geez, Acorn! A poisonous snake on your tent and backpack and straw hat, I could not do that! How did you get it to wiggle away and leave you alone!?!! You brave girl!! The AT, and then the FT–and now the PCT–Lucky Girl!!

    Safe (and fun) travels to you and Estero!

    Best, Darius

  7. Russ Aulds

    You are one true hiking machine Acorn!!

  8. Hey, you started with Joan/Hemlock! cool! Happy hiking!

  9. Sarah

    Yay! You go girl! Looks like you’re having a blast so far! Loved the pics. I miss the desert! And the lack of rain.

  10. Thanks for the update and sharing your adventures. Those are some good looking shoes.

    I have been thrilled to follow you since we crossed paths on the AT way back in NC around the NOC. My son and I have not made the miles you have, but we are headed back to the AT in May to make some more miles crossing the GSMNP.

    Happy trails to you and Estero.

  11. This seems like a nice long hike. Great pictures! I would surely have been freaked out by that rattlesnake. The burgers are a fit way of celebrating the success of completing the long road.

  12. Jill Wood

    You both make a darling couple. Enjoy the hike. As someone who has always enjoyed hiking in the woods, but never got enough time to do what the two of you are doing, I have to envy you. Now I’m just too old to do much.

  13. Deb

    Hi! Have been following your blog since finding it on your AT hike. My niece hiked it at the same time as you, her trail name was SRocket. Your blog is fabulous as is your pictures! You definitely give followers a glimpse into the similarities and vast differences between the trails and a window into the country’s landscape most will never see. So happy for you to have found your hiking, and dare we say, life partner!? Congrats! Look forward to the next post! Happy hiking! Deb in NH

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