A report from Emily Quinn
The Lansing Journal is following the adventures of Lansing resident Emily Quinn and her brother Michael Carrick as they hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Text and photos below are shared from Emily’s Facebook posts.
We made it up San Jacinto and completed our flip! Some weeks ago we made it to mile 151 but due to snow and weather decided to flip up north to mile 566.5 and walk south, and we finally made it back to 151! The day we went up San Jacinto, we woke up at 3am and didn’t set up camp until 7pm. The next day we ran down the trail trying to make it to Paradise Valley Cafe before it closed at 3, but we made it!
We’ll continue sharing Emily and Michael’s journey as they continue providing updates. Stay tuned!
About the Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. It is 2,653 mi long and ranges in elevation from roughly 110 feet above sea level near the Bridge of the Gods on the Oregon–Washington border to 13,153 feet at Forester Pass in the Sierra Nevada. The route passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks. Its midpoint is near Chester, California (near Mt. Lassen), where the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges meet. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Crest_Trail, cited April 22, 2023)