A grand trip and great write-up! I grew up in the Pacific NW and then lived for almost 25 years in southern Calif (and am now back in the Pac NW). Never did get out to Catalina Island though, which I regret. It was thanks to hiking in So Calif that I now always hike in long pants and long sleeve shirts, all the time regardless of weather. That might actually be unnecessary in the Pac NW, Catalina Island California Vacation Surf Beach Family Travel T-shirt but for protection against sun, insects, and chaparral I stopped even trying to use short sleeves or short pants. Especially in the desert, where water is so precious that a luxurious bath on the trail meant I used an ounce or two of water and a moistened LiteLoad towel. I wanted to minimize the amount of sunscreen and insect repellent that I used, knowing that I lacked the water to do a decent job of rinsing it off.
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Did the trail in April this year but went SOBO and stayed at Parson’s, Little Harbor, and Black Jack. Only crossed other hikers twice over the four days, other than everyone gathering at the airport. Had Parson’s to ourselves, Little Harbor was pretty full, and Black Jack was maybe 50% full. When were you out there? I just got back from hiking the trail on Sunday. I only made it to Two Harbors because I jacked up my foot pretty well on my first day of hiking. It was awesome out there. I did the eastern end of Catalina Island California Vacation Surf Beach Family Travel T-shirt the island, but in hindsight wished I would have preferred going up Hermit since the eastern end wasn’t totally worth adding 8 miles to an already long day (hiked to Little Harbor the first day). Super jealous you made it to Parson’s. I’ll be back to finish soon enough though!
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I’m still not entirely sure what I did. I think it came down to the amount of miles I did without a lot of “on my feet” training. It felt like a stress fracture at the time but I think it was just a really bad bruise or maybe strained tendons. It’s still pretty tender, but not nearly as bad as it was on Sunday Catalina Island California Vacation Surf Beach Family Travel T-shirt I called it quits. Im pretty diligent about strength and conditioning training but just did a poor job doing my normal regiment of hiking/running in the weeks leading up to the hike. My feet were just not conditioned and doing couch to 24 miles with the rockiness/elevation change on the trail was just too much. Little Harbor is one of my favorite campsites. I went out there a couple years ago when I was in college with a group of friends and knew that I wanted to go back. I intentionally front-loaded my hiking miles so that I could camp there and wake up there. Brought a pair of goggles so that I can drive around on Saturday morning. Saw some Lobster and stingrays and a leopard shark which is pretty cool. Definitely makes the 2 oz goggles totally worth it.