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Quake update: Peanut didn’t even feel it

Good afternoon,

Leanne called me 1:30 PDT this afternoon. Based on her last GPS signal last night, the epicenter of the earthquake, and no contact from her all morning, it was a very unnerving morning. But she is fine.

The earthquake was felt as far as Barstow and San Diego, but none of the hikers that she encountered today mentioned an earthquake, and she did not feel it at all.

After a grueling day yesterday, her feet were in a lot of pain for about two hours after she stopped hiking Monday night. She has one new blister and an old one that doesn’t want to heel.

Today, while hiking through the desert, it was hot and miserable, and she thought, “what the hell am I doing?” Now she is in the trees where it’s cooler, and her spirits are lifted.

Peanut started hiking at 6:12 a.m. on Tuesday at 5,000 feet elevation and had covered 15.5 miles (more than 38,000 steps) with a 3,000-foot elevation gain. She was at mile 241.1 at 1:30 p.m.  She will go a few more miles before calling it a day. She saw several hikers in the early morning but has not seen anyone for the past hour.

She is now in California Section C for those following on a map from Halfmile or Guthook. She will send updates and pictures when she has a better signal.

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One thought on “Quake update: Peanut didn’t even feel it

  1. Haha– I didn’t read that carefully enough– I thought you said she had felt it. Here is a map of the shaking intensity that people across the area felt https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci38167848#shakemap

    It didn’t get any stronger than “moderate,” so if she wasn’t sitting still, it seems unsurprising that she didn’t feel it. This map is based on people getting on the website, plotting their locations and answering a survey on shaking intensity.

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