I found me a new mascot on the road walk past the poor dried up Lake Hughes. Meet my friend, Dead Turtle (DT for short). We move at the same speed... especially since I picked him up and made a home for him in my pack at mile 408.
There was a time when I wanted to finish the PCT in under four months. It was like a race... and then this beautiful shift happened somewhere in the Sierra. I made it before the snow hit and realized that I've never been happier in my entire life. I don't know when I'll be back on a major thru-hike again so why not make it last? I've taken 49 zero mile days and am about 3 nights from the end. Watch out border patrol, I'm coming and I'm going to need your help taking my monument photos!