PCT Day 4: Cibbets Flat to Mt. Laguna

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PCT Stats: Day 4

  • Daily Mileage: 8.87
  • Starting Mile Marker: 32.60
  • Ending Mile Marker: 41.47
  • Pack Weight: 26.95 lbs
  • Weather: On and Off Rain All Day
  • Nights in Hammock: 4
  • Nights on Ground: 0
  • Nights in Hotel: 0
  • Health: Managed plantar fasciitis in right foot and left foot as well with stretching and slow pace.

Another Awesome Night’s Sleep in my Hammock Through the Rain

Got another great night’s rest in my hammock and slept through the constant rain. Woke up to a lapse in rain and got packed and back on the trail. My number one party and concern was again my plantar fasciitis. I maintained a very very slow pace, stretching routinely and whenever I felt pain. Once again I was extremely happy to find that I was able to manage the pain while putting in miles!

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Approaching Mt. Laguna in the Rain

It was great to see the landscape change as I approached Mount Laguna. The first pine trees and forest landscapes slowly appeared through the mist and rain that continued throughout the day.

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Mt. Laguna At Last!

The rain continued as I rolled into Mt. Laguna and I got my first look at a hiker box at Mt. Laguna Sports and Supply. I also noticed that Mt. Laguna Sports and Supply had a pretty awesome assortment of cottage industry backpacking gear, lots of great stuff.

It was great to see some familiar faces as well as I bumped into Porcupine, Kelly, Rob, Skippy and others. As it was Friday and the few existing Mt. Laguna hotel options were already filled, it was obvious that I would need to get to Julian for a hotel and some rest. Fortunately Trail Angel Rob was going that way and gave Skippy and I a ride which was much better than having to hitchhike in the rain and cold after long day. Once we arrived in Julian we booked for the last available rooms at a small bed and breakfast. Time for some rest!

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