Day 76 – 21 mi – PCT mile 1581


Start: Scott Mountain Campground

End: tentsite at mile 1581

Miles covered: 21

PCT mile marker: 1581/2652

Highlight: Seeing so many badass trail crews from the Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps. (Honorable mention: Cold lemonade courtesy of Mike from Ashland. He hiked up from his cabin and passed out refreshments to hikers, just because.)


Biggest challenge: It was a rough day, mostly because of my foot. It didn’t hurt too bad, but I was increasingly concerned that it was plantar fasciitis, which I know takes weeks to heal. That affected me mentally, further hampering my ability to cover the miles to Seiad Valley on my existing food supply. I considered an earlier town visit, and Windy certainly wasn’t opposed to the idea of getting more food.


5 thoughts on “Day 76 – 21 mi – PCT mile 1581

  1. Are you stretching your foot out at night and in the morning? When I had it, I found that flexing the foot a few times before falling asleep and getting up helped a good deal.

    1. Absolutely. It’s taking a while to go away, but it’s not getting worse, so I’m optimistic. Plus I have a few rest days for a family event, which should help.

  2. Take good care of that sore foot! Nothing worse than sore feet on the trail! Be careful and be safe out there! Hardcharger

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