We had an article published by the Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, titled Sierra Breakdown. The Sierras were full of beauty and struggle. Here’s an excerpt.
Climbing Forester Pass and dropping down into King’s Canyon National Park was my absolute favorite day on the trail. It was magic. But days later, after struggling to ascend pass after pass, and running low on food, I broke. My partner and I rationed for days. My muscles became weak. The Muir Ranch we had put our emergency resupply hopes upon was closed. I quit. I cried. I said I was done.
Check it out when you find the time. The Trailside Reader hosts hiker authors several times a week and is full of excellent PCT tips and stories. If you find an author you like, it’s likely they’ll have their personal blog linked to their post so you can follow them.