Hi, I'm Dee (aka. OneSpeed). My husband and I are blissfully retired from California State Parks, where we spent the bulk of our careers at the beach. We have, for all practical purposes, traded in our swim fins and surfboards for backpacks and trekking poles. Since successfully completing the PCT in 2014, the draw for thru-hiking has not waned. And frankly, it's about damn time for another thru-hike. Bear in mind that Mother Nature and Mr. Murphy (of "Murphy's Law") tend to accompany us regularly, so we're accustomed to a bit of misadventure...from time to time. Join us as we travel along this adventure smorgasbord, that is the CDT, as we live our motto: "You can Wonder all your want, or you can Wander and find out."
When faced with a dilemma or possible life-threatening situation, you can do one of three things. Adapt (Change/Modify/Evolve) Migrate
Not at all. Just a little. Somewhat. Moderately. Quite a lot. Very much. These are all scalable answers to online survey questions one can take to
No matter the trail, its location or length, the dynamic of planning is still the same. You have to go through your gear. Make decisions on
Proper care and maintenance of our bodies enables us to do the things we do, in spite of ourselves. At one of my pre-trail (HIIT) workouts, our
Often it is the small stuff, like a hot meal, dry socks, and especially a good night's sleep that can make or break your hike. For us, attention to
Embrace the What?! Embrace the brutality! Yep, I said it. Of all the trails that make up the Triple Crown of thru-hiking, the Continental Divide