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Day 53: OMGWTFBBQ! Kennedy meadows BLOWS GOATS! (At least the goats are happy)

Day 53: OMGWTFBBQ! Kennedy meadows BLOWS GOATS! (At least the goats are happy)

(I may or may not have used the I’s in “Italian” in order to modify the right hand side of the board…)

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Start: wherever I ended yesterday. (Edit: it was 680.88)
End: 702.5ish plus a VERY PAINFUL 3/4 mile road walk in to the shittiest shithole of the PCT. (Turns out it is 702.23 – Sherman pass road)
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“Tell us what you really think Charlie”. – King Arthur. (A.k.a. Hugo from Austrailia)
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HOKAY so I busted my ASS hiking in to this… _Place_ today. Then you get here, and “here” is a road with nothing indicating civilization other than the rock arrow hikers had placed pointing right.
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Walking the road which “allegedly” is 0.7 miles was some of the most painful hiking.
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You might not get this… But trails don’t hurt like roads do. Trails have gravel on them, and every step they hit your feet slightly differently, so you aren’t pounding the same spot. They don’t hurt. Roads on the other hand are BRUTAL. They are hard, perfectly flat, and hit your sore feet painfully in the exact same spot again, again, AGAIN, Again, again, aGaIn, AgAiN, again, again, again, again…. You get the idea.
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So not only is the road painful, but there is no indication of life. You start wondering if this was a mistake, am I in the right place? No vehicles driving by, no people about, whaaaaat the fuck? Finally you go around a bend and there is a sign “GENERAL STORE” – cool, I *think* that’s it….?
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Finally you see people. LOTS of people. They clap when you approach. Okay maybe this is about to be good?!?!
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General store is closed at 5. Oh, and those six packages I have waiting? Six bucks apiece.
… Okay no biggie
Burger stand has been closed since they ran out of burgers at 2… Normally close at 4…. There are DOZENS of willing paying customers here! (Might be as many as 100 hikers here)
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The only restaurant in town is closed Sunday-Monday. Hiker roulette, hah! You’re screwed.
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The Coup-de-Grace… People are making a 1.4 mile round trip to the river to get water because these fucking assholes turned off the water.
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No food, no groceries, and fuck you if you want to cook for yourself go get your own water from the river.
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FUCK THIS PLACE. I want to open a taco cart 3 months of the year, never run out of tacos or beer till 1:45am each night. Could make a killing!
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I do like three things here… No bugs, close to the Sierras, and dirty lady hikers! That’s pretty much it.


you might be able to deduce from the volume of photos/video that I was a weeeeee bit eager to get to KM.

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Because my limping 2.3 MPH is a little reckless!

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vids:

A dirty man approaches Kennedy Meadows

Landscape change

Approaching Kennedy

Welcome to the jungle!

An empty road to km

 

Charlie Hough
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