Day 96: Misery Loves Good Company

Date: July 14, 2017 
Miles: 1655 – 1676.8

Today started with an 8 mile climb uphill. I am not a morning person at all, so it was hard and I whined to myself about it the whole time. Even the oatmeal I’ve started eating again didn’t help boost my energy or enthusiasm level. The thing I know about hills though, is that you have to get over them in order to get to the end of this freakin’ trail whether you like it or not. And the people you’re hiking with have to do it too, which means that your misery will have lots of company and you’ll bond with some pretty awesome people over it.  Plus, the hard work ends in vistas that make it all worth it in the end. 

Looking back over the valley.




5 thoughts on “Day 96: Misery Loves Good Company”

  1. Hi Jennifer!

    My husband and I have enjoyed your posts. We have no idea where you might be now, but if you need a place to recoup and rest, you are welcome at our home. We could pick you up on Snoqualmie Pass and bring you back there if you are still hiking the PCT when you get this email. We can help with supplies, too.

    Debra Fogarty (Nova McNally’s daughter)

    1. Hi Debra! I actually just finished the trail and am resting up at home. Thank you so much for the generous offer…people like you make hiking the PCT extra special. I hope you are doing well!

  2. I realized who you were after I met you just north of Stevens Pass…wish I would have realized the connection when we met. I’m GoalTech, the sobo section hiker handing out trail magic on-trail. I’ve been following your blog since my friend Wired mentioned it to me at the beginning of the season. Looking
    Forward to your finishing posts! Happy Trails!

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