Cordillera Huayhuash – Day 1 – Pocpa to Quartelhuain

Day 1 - Pocpa to Quartelhuain 4AM: Jake and I checked out of our hostel in Huaraz and walked to the bus station to catch our first ride of the day to a tiny town called Chiquián. Even though our ticket purchase reserved our seats, the bus stopped for anyone and everyone needing a ride [...]

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The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit

The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Location: Andes Mountains of Peru Distance: 81 miles Duration: 8 days Highest Elevation: 16,600ft Itinerary Day 1 - Pocpa to Quartelhuain Campsite (8 miles) Day 2 - Quartelhuain to Carhuacocha Campsite (13 miles) Day 3 - Carhuacocha to Huayhuash Campsite (8 miles) Day 4 - Huayhuash to Viconga Campsite (9 miles) Day 5 - [...]

Back to the Real World: Now What?

Thoughts and observations collected after walking 2,650 miles in the wilderness... My feet STILL hurt. It's been almost 5 weeks now since we finished the Pacific Crest Trail and my feet are still swelling and aching. Usually pain comes first thing in the morning, when I'm at rest, if I walk too much (go figure) [...]

Final Stats From Our 2,650 Mile Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail!

Final Pacific Crest Trail Stats Total Days on Trail: 136 (May 4-September 16, 2017) Trail Names: "Blossom" & "Jake Rabbit" Total Mileage: 2,650 miles + 65 additional miles road walking around fire closures Average Daily Mileage: 19.9 miles (including zero days) Longest Distance Hiked: 36.5 miles Sections Skipped: NONE! Most Elevation Gained in a Day: [...]

It’s Happening!

Last night we received our permits with our desired start date: May 4, 2017. With February 13th being the final day to submit permit applications, we were surprised to get an email with permits so quickly! We also purchased our one-way tickets to San Diego. It's getting more and more real... May is going to [...]