Sibley

Sibley "Possibly" Brown. Itinerant teacher, thru-hiker, and wilderness guide. AT NOBO 2018. PCT NOBO 2022?

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Possibly the Prettiest Part: PCT Days 125-128

Possibly the Prettiest Part: PCT Days 125-128

Day 125.  Miles: 6.6  Total: 2236.5 The next morning, Alisha and I buy coffee and pastries from a café in Trout Lake, and then she heads back to

Oct 30, 2022 : Sibley
The Problem with HYOH: PCT Day 124

The Problem with HYOH: PCT Day 124

Day 124. Miles: 0. Total: 2229.9 Today, I don't know what to do. Last week, I sketched out a rough timeline for my journey through Washington and

Oct 21, 2022 : Sibley
Party Time: PCT Days 119-123

Party Time: PCT Days 119-123

Day 119. Miles: 0 Total: 2183 It's Trail Days! In the morning, Alisha drives us to the Walmart in Hood River for some supplies. We pose with the

Oct 4, 2022 : Sibley
My Only Actual Border Crossing: PCT Days 114-118

My Only Actual Border Crossing: PCT Days 114-118

Day 114.  Miles: 9.6  Total: 2102.2 Many thru hikers have said it before, and many will say it again: my feet hurt. When I emerge from my tent

Oct 2, 2022 : Sibley
The 24-Hour Challenge: PCT Days 112 & 113

The 24-Hour Challenge: PCT Days 112 & 113

Spoiler alert: I reached the Canadian border on 9/16/22, although not on the PCT itself (#thankswildfires). I am now back to "normal" life. I hope to

Sep 30, 2022 : Sibley
Lava Rock and Banana Bread: PCT Days 107-111

Lava Rock and Banana Bread: PCT Days 107-111

Day 107. Miles: 30.4 Total: 1938.3 In the morning, I'm sitting in my tent eating a poptart, still swaddled in my sleeping bag. I have the mesh door

Sep 21, 2022 : Sibley
The Trail Provides: PCT Days 101-106

The Trail Provides: PCT Days 101-106

Day 101. Miles: 8.9 Total: 1728.1 In the morning, we take an Uber to the REI, and I buy new shoes, my fourth and possibly last pair. In the parking

Sep 7, 2022 : Sibley
And Then It Caught On Fire: PCT Days 95-100

And Then It Caught On Fire: PCT Days 95-100

Day 95. Miles: 18.7 Total: 1599.7 It's a surprisingly difficult stretch of trail into Etna, with lots of rocky and exposed climbs and descents. I

Sep 2, 2022 : Sibley
In Defense of NorCal: PCT Days 90-94

In Defense of NorCal: PCT Days 90-94

Day 90.  Miles: 27.7  Total: 1485.0 In the morning, I see a buck with massive antlers. He watches me placidly while I talk to him. We're not in the

Aug 27, 2022 : Sibley
Side Quests: PCT Days 84-89

Side Quests: PCT Days 84-89

Day 84.  Miles: 25.3  Total: 1366.0 Today I hike through a national park that I'd never heard of before embarking on the PCT. Lassen Volcanic

Aug 25, 2022 : Sibley