Kathleen & Kathleen

Kathleen & Kathleen

April 11, 2019

Kathleen & Kathleen

Kathleen & Kathleen

April 11, 2019

We're going to Hike the Pacific Crest Trail AGAIN!

In April 2018, I left Campo, California and walked 1,873 miles, from Mexico to Canada, along the Pacific Crest Trail, in over five months. During that time, I wrote about my experiences of hiking the trail on my blog, Kathleen Loves Yoga and posted a few photos on Instagram.

I hiked. I laughed. I cried. I fell. I rolled my ankle. I got dirty. I went days without having a shower or using a flush toilet. I conquered fears, some I never even knew I had. I met the most incredible people on trail. I learned a lot about myself. I re-evaluated my life priorities. I fell in love with the trail. My life was forever changed.

In 2018, I left to hike the Pacific Crest Trail by myself, for myself. In 2019, I'm coming back to hike the Pacific Crest Trail AGAIN, not only to cover the 770+ miles I missed last year, but also for love - my love for the trail and with the love I met while hiking the first 700 miles of the trail last year. On April 11th, 2019, Bleeder and I will be leaving the Southern Terminus at Campo, California and heading north to hike the 2,650 miles towards the Northern Terminus at the US/Canadian border.

You're invited to follow our hike together over the next five and a half months. I'll be documenting our journey this year through my blog, Kathleen Loves Yoga, photos on Instagram and (New for 2019) videos on my Hungry Hiker YouTube channel. Any of you incredible and generous souls who opt to sponsor any portion of my hike (no matter how big or small) will receive a good old fashioned, handwritten postcard from me along the trail. It's the least I can do in return for you supporting me on this grand adventure. Thank you so much for wanting to follow along!

Our Registry

Amenities Needed Along the Trail
Specific Stops Along the PCT
Resupply Boxes
Nero/Zero Days
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Sponsor A Root Beer: Root Beer is the key to my hiking heart. The first thing I want to do whenever I go into town is drink one, two or three! Each gift includes three root beers because that’s the amount I drank each time I was in town.
$500
198/200
$100
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Sponsor a Shower: Part of thru-hiking the PCT is being okay with being dirty, but that doesn't mean taking a shower on a Town Day isn't a priority - IT IS!. A warm, hot shower can make any dirty hiker feel like a million bucks.
$500
48/50
$100
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Sponsor A Load of Laundry: I don’t carry many clothes on trail, but the few I do wear/carry start to stink pretty quickly when I’m out there hiking. Each gift includes quarters for wash/dry and detergent. Having clean clothes on trail? Priceless.
$1000
25/25
$100
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Sponsor A Campground Stay: Campgrounds/backpacker sites are trail highlights because they have awesome things like picnic tables, pit toilets, garbage cans, running water and sometimes even a bear box to store food in. Each gift covers a one-night stay.
$1000
24/25
$100
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Sponsor A Meal: Hiker Hunger is real on the PCT. I'm always hungry. The best meals on trail are the ones I get to eat in town and don't need boiling water to cook. Each gift equals one meal purchased in town. Includes tax and a 20% tip for the server.
$2500
50/50
$100
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Sponsor A Hotel Stay: Hotels are great trail morale boosters. They have a bed, showers, air conditioning/heat, WiFi so I can update my blog and social media, electrical outlets to charge my electronics, flush toilets and sometimes laundry facilities.
$5000
8/10
$100
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Sponsor A Town Resupply: Instead of mailing myself a bunch of resupply boxes on trail, I’m resupplying in town whenever I can. A town resupply is when I buy my food, snacks and any other sort of supplies I might need for the next section ahead.
$6000
27/28
$100
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San Diego REI Trip: My last chance to get any gear I might need to get before starting my PCT thru-hike. I still have my gear I used last year, but I have to get a few replacements - a new pair of trekking poles, a pair of sunglasses and a fuel canister.
$10000
2/2
$100
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Lunch or Dinner at the Pine House Cafe in Mount Laguna, Mile 47.7. This will be my first, real meal on trail and is about 3 days into my trip. Gift includes tax and a 20% tip for the server.
$2500
1/1
$100
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An Epsom Salt Foot Bath and Root Beer Float at Warner Springs Community Center, Mile 109.5: This stop is incredibly hiker friendly. I can't wait to come back here and soak my tired feet while drinking a root beer float.
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Eat at Paradise Valley Cafe, Mile 151.8: A must-stop for hungry hikers before doing the last 27 mile push into Idyllwild. This is the perfect place to sit out the afternoon heat and load up on carbs. Gift includes tax and a 20% tip for the server.
$2500
1/1
$100
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Pizza at the Cleghorn Picnic Area, Mile 328.1: A picnic area where hikers can order a pizza and have it delivered. Pizza never tasted so good, especially after hiking 300 miles to get it. Large veggie with a 2-liter of root beer and sides of ranch please!
$4000
1/1
$100
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Cajon Pass McDonalds, Mile 341.9: A popular stop for PCT hikers. On trail, I’ll hike several miles just to eat at a McDonalds. This is the ONLY McDonalds along trail that has its own sign on the PCT. It’s only a short 0.4 miles from the trail.
$2500
1/1
$100
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Packer Lake Lodge Meal/Resupply, Mile 1207.3: I’m skipping Sierra City this year and opting to stop at Packer Lake Lodge instead where I’ll eat and resupply for the upcoming section. This was, hands down, one of my top five favorite meals along the PC
$7500
1/1
$100
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Breakfast at Black Bear Diner in Shasta, Mile 1501: There’s no way I’m stopping in Mount Shasta without having breakfast at Black Bear Diner. My Hiker Hunger will be in full effect by the time I get here. Gift includes tax and a 20% tip for the server
$2500
1/1
$100
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All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast/Lunch Buffet at the Timberline Lodge, Mile 2094.5: Hikers talk about this buffet for miles. After dining here, I’ll spend an hour waiting out my food coma before getting back on trail. Gift includes tax and a 20% tip.
$2500
1/1
$100
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Mixed Berry Pie From Trout Lake General Store, Mile 2176.6: One of my favorite things about Trout Lake were the freshly baked, homemade mixed berry pies sold at the general store. I wish I would have bought a larger one before they sold out.
Gift Fulfilled
Village Inn Hotel Stay at White Pass, Mile 2294.9: The price per night here was steep, but its the only place around. After having the day I had on trail before getting here in 2018, my stay at the Village Inn was worth every penny.
$10000
1/1
$100
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Manning Park, Canada: This will be the end of our amazing 5.5 month adventure. I won’t need to resupply here, but I’ll want to spend one last night here with all of my hiker friends, celebrating, eating and sharing our favorite trail stories.
$10000
2/2
$100
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Crater Lake Resupply Box: I'll be sending myself 4 resupply box on trail this year. These places are known to be limited with very small and expensive resupply options. Crater Lake will be my first resupply box and have four days worth of food in it.
$7500
1/1
$100
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Shelter Cove Resort (in Oregon) Resupply Box: I’ll be sending myself 4 resupply boxes on trail this year. Shelter Cove resort will be my second resupply box and have four days worth of food in it.
$7500
1/1
$100
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Timberline Lodge (in Oregon) Resupply Box: I’ll be sending myself 4 resupply boxes on trail this year. Timberline Lodge will be my third resupply box and have three days worth of food in it.
$7500
1/1
$100
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Trout Lake (in Washington) Resupply Box: I’ll be sending myself 4 resupply boxes on trail this year. Trout Lake will be my fourth resupply box and have three days worth of food in it.
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Zero Day in Big Bear, Mile 275.1: This was my favorite town stop in 2018 and I can’t wait to come back! This will be our first Zero Day. We'll stay at the Big Bear Hostel. Gift includes a 2-night stay with access to all of the amenities.
$4500
1/1
$100
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Nero Day at Hiker Heaven, Mile 454.5: Hiker Heaven is a thru-hiker’s paradise. We’ll arrive in the morning and spend one night here to rest, hang out with other hikers, shower, do laundry, eat, resupply in town and take a shuttle to REI if needed.
$2500
1/1
$100
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Zero Day in Bishop, Mile 788.5: Bishop will be our only exit out of the Sierra to resupply for this section. We'll take a Zero Day and stay at The Hostel California. Gift includes a two-night stay with access to all of the amenities.
$5000
1/1
$100
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Zero Day at Muir Trail Ranch, Mile 857.7: Where I'll celebrate my birthday on trail this year. Our stay will include breakfast, dinner, a sack lunch to take on the trail and access to both the local hot springs and the highly acclaimed Hiker Box.
$10000
1/2
$100
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Nero Day at Kennedy Meadows North, Mile 1016.9: Nero = Near Zero. This means I come here in the morning, get all my chores done, eat, relax, spend the night (only spend one night here instead of two) and then head back to trail the next day.
$4000
1/1
$100
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Zero Day at Burney Mountain Guest Ranch, Mile 1409.7: My stay here in 2018 was so relaxing and re-energizing, I had a hard time leaving. Linda, her husband and their dog, Duke run this place. There’s everything a hiker could ever need here and more.
$10000
2/2
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Zero Day at Stevens Pass, Mile 2464.2: We’ll stay two nights at The Mountaineers Lodge. From here, we’ll head into Leavenworth for the day for a proper resupply, to do laundry at the KOA and eat a bratwurst at the Munchen Haus.
$6000
1/1
$100
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Side Trip to Vegas/Grand Canyon: To kill a week or so before entering the Sierra and wait out the late season storms, we're going to rent a car to drive through/stay a night in Vegas and head to the Grand Canyon to hike the Rim to Rim to Rim hike!
$10000
5/5
$100
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