In 2018, Rob took a shot at walking the 1700 miles of the PCT from Mexico to Oregon. However, knee injury, twisted ankle, surgery of someone very close to him, and smoke from fires in the mountains, motivated him to get off the trail more than originally planned.
Although he ‘failed’, he:
- Hiked 657 miles,
- Walked up 108,638 ft (20.6 vertical miles), and
- Burned 162,366 calories (as estimated by the AllTrails app he was using).
He decided that “Enough is not enough!”
In 2019, Rob was joined by his son Ken as they started to thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. His son Ken is coming along. Once their experience no longer have the ‘Wow!’ effect on them, they stopped short. However, they did:
- Hike 1070 Trail Miles (which required hiking 1183 miles altogether)
- Walk up 37 vertical miles
- Burn over 250,000 calories each
- Went over 8 major Sierra passes including Forester, Kearsarge, Glen, Pinchot, Mather, Muir, Silver, and Donohue
- Hitchhike 13 times
- Uber 7 times
- Go through 3 pairs of shoes each
- Suffer through 53 zeros (days with no trail miles) due to weather, dental, and family obligations
A few other statistics from their PCT 2019 trip:
- Maximum Mileage in a Day: 27.8 miles including aqueduct
- Average Daily Mileage: 15.8 miles
- Maximum Elevation Gain in a single day: 5974 ft.
- Average Daily Elevation Gain: 2508 ft.
- Maximum Pace for an entire day: 3.3 miles per hour
Now in 2020, ‘CBS’ and ‘Top Rock’ are ready to go again. They’ve been back in the unnatural world long enough to take in enough ‘ugly’ and are ready to get back to ‘Wow!’ They’re heading up to northern Oregon to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood to begin a southbound journey back to Tuolumne Meadows. Once their back on trail, find them here and check out the Blog for the latest updates.