Peanut didn’t hit the trail Thursday until 7:04 a.m. — a little late for her — but the PCT is providing her with one of those “Christmas” days.
“I’m so excited I can hardly stand it,” she texted her sister and soon-to-be backcountry hiking partner, Karen, this morning. “Beautiful in here!!!!!!” (Six exclamation points is an unofficial record.)
Peanut hiked about seven miles on her first three hours on the trail Thursday (Day 70). She was around Mile 982 — Section H on Halfmile’s PCT maps.