Apr 6, 2008

They made it!

Well Tyler and Uncle Nelius made it home safe and sound Sunday night. Here is Tyler's narrative on his hiking experience...

I have been pondering the best way to share our experiences on this hike, and I figured an email with 150 photos attached would be boring. So I spent most of the day creating a blog. It's long, but hopefully entertaining and thorough. Feel free to pass it along to anyone that you would like to, hopefully next year we can add onto it with another hike!

Here is the website: http://hikingadventure.blogspot.com/

Apr 5, 2008

New Update on their Hiking Trip

I received another phone call today from Tyler. They were at an actual camp ground and they were thinking they might stay there tonight so they could have a fire for the first time. I believe Tyler said they hiked 16 miles today and a good portion of it had a view of a lake so it was nice. He said they weather couldn't have been better with blue skies. He said is it taking lots of photos so we will post those later. They only have 12 or 13 miles left until they get to the car so they will be home late Sunday. They both are healthy and doing fine and I'm sure we will hear more stories later, but I just wanted to let you all know they were doing ok. I will let you know when I hear from them tomorrow!

Apr 4, 2008

Update on Tyler and Nelius's Hiking trip!

Well I got a phone call today from Tyler saying they were having a great time! They hiked about 12 miles yesterday and were sitting near a water damn when he called. He said everything they brought it working out fine (except he brought my hiking pants instead of his) and that the weather was great so far!

From the map below they started at Van Dusen Canyon Rd and were at Deep Creek Hot Springs tonight. So far they are on track! I don't know if the picture below is 100% accurate but it looks as if they are already half way tonight! Good job guys!

Here is a picture I got on my phone today of Uncle Nelius...

Apr 3, 2008

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

At this very moment Tyler and my Uncle Nelius are hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail. They will be doing about 50 miles in 4 days, starting in Big Bear, CA and ending near Pasadena, CA. I believe it has been a dream to do the PCT of U. Nelius's and Tyler is excited about doing this big of a trip. I know they both bought and made new equipment that would be light weight enough and warm enough and are excited. They headed out this morning (Thursday, 4/2) and will hopefully be arriving either Sunday or Monday. I believe they spend on taking a half day to visit some hot springs sometime during their trip too. I assume Tyler will update this when he gets back with photos and more but wanted your prayer request for their safety! I believe this is a picture of the part of trail they will be hiking... If I hear any news I will be sure to post it too!