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860 Miles by Thumb

I just got into Portland, Oregon after hitching from Lone Pine, California to Cascade Locks for the 9th annual PCT Days. Most of the ride was much less eventful than anticipated, and took me much less time than I budgeted for. It took 16 hours in 6 strangers’ cars, with an overnight in Bend at… continue reading


This gorgeous, state-of-the-art Crissey State Park building (I call it “my office” because I use the wifi occasionally) has been abandoned in turn by the Forest Service then by @TravelOregon, now sits mostly shut thanks to federal and state budget cuts. What are our priorities? Write your representatives if you care about something. And get… continue reading

Turnagain Arm

And to think this was a sliver of my winter view on a 35-mile commute I made several times a week (twice a day when in high school) for five years, and I was able to take it for granted. Where have you lived that was so beautiful, and yet taken for granted?


Walking dogs along the beach is apparently a big thing in Homer. Lots of people walking, and they all have dogs. Last night it was remotely possible I could park at the Kilchers because of a mutual friend (we actually have a few), but they recoiled and instead I stayed at a nice bed and… continue reading


A view of Mt. Iliamna and Mt. Redoubt volcanoes across the Cook Inlet from the Deep Creek Park “skating rink.” I remember Redoubt blew in December 1989 and covered our lives with ashes instead of snow and ice, which was… interesting.

This Cap Was Perfect

I got this great letter from a customer of mine who loved his Little Package cap. I got many letters like this over the years, and wanted to share this one to share the love! I love getting letters like this. Getting them now that I’m done making caps is a little sad, but that’s… continue reading

Tell it on the Mountain Giveaway

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

2013 PCT Finisher!

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