The natural and the unnatural. Mile 31.2 of the Pacific Crest Trail, 4155 feet up.
Recently I was floored by a comment from a Twitter follower: You are lucky you get to do all the crazy stuff. Some of us just have to work to pay the bills… It didn’t seem fair. I also have a job and bills to pay. Maybe I’m just better at making it look like… continue reading
A month ago I gave away two copies of the excellent PCT documentary “Tell it on the Mountain.” That was fun; people had a lot of interesting things to say in the comments of that post. This month I am giving away one brand new camp stove from Soto — the OD-1R. This excellent little… continue reading
Dear Eric Ryback, Thank you for my PCT medal. It means the world to me and I carry it everywhere. Puppy (class of 2013)
It’s now been 6 weeks since I walked off the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in Canada. A lot has changed. Although I plan to adventure again very soon, my life has settled back into a reasonably-normal holding pattern. I’m eating wholesome foods, showering regularly, and sleeping on mattresses that hold air! I’m not walking much…. continue reading
I was really comfortable with my gear along the Pacific Crest Trail, so I thought I would share it with you, and explain why it worked. Please note beforehand that I purchased all these items with my own money after carefully researching them, and was not given anything for review. The following are my opinions.m... continue reading
I don’t know why I have been postponing writing this. I suppose it is because I am tired. But as tired as I must be, I feel ashamed to admit being tired because I have managed to postpone being tired for six months. I’ve walked about 18 miles a day, almost every day for 173… continue reading
We started hearing horror stories about the snow on the trail while in Stehekin 9/28-9/29, but by the time we got to Mazama and Winthrop 9/30, the stories had whipped into a terrible tale of impassable “walls of snow,” irreconcilable avalanche and hypothermia dangers, etc. etc. There’s a great blog post that talks about the… continue reading