ruminations on the first 700 miles

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Campo to Kennedy Meadows
On June 9th, 42 days after leaving Campo, CA and the southern terminus of the PCT, we hiked into Kennedy Meadows. 702.2 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. This a big milestone for PCT thru-hikers. It marks the end of the desert and the beginning of the Sierras. This goal was what spurred us on when the heat and wind and monotony of the desert felt like it would never end. I was ecstatic to be done with the desert section but just could not quite feel as accomplished as I hoped I would.  …

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