Dee - OneSpeed

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." You can follow or peruse our other adventures at 2moremiles.com

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The Winds Have It – Part Two

The Winds Have It – Part Two

From our experience hiking in the Sierras, if you want a relatively snow free trail experience, it is generally better to not enter the Sierras

Nov 14, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Winds Have It – Part One

The Winds Have It – Part One

Best kept secret in the lower 48 hiking world? It would have to be Wyoming's Wind River Range. How did we not know about this magical place? Had we

Nov 12, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Great Divide Basin (Final Chapter)

The Great Divide Basin (Final Chapter)

One more day till we're out of the Basin. One more day till our resupply at South Pass City. Or so we thought! Sometimes You Gotta Bathe Ending a

Jul 31, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Great Divide Basin (Part Two)

The Great Divide Basin (Part Two)

Red Sky at Morning ..." Sailors take warning." Even though we aren't anywhere near the ocean, you didn't need to be a sailor to know that we were

Jul 15, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Great Divide Basin (Part One)

The Great Divide Basin (Part One)

Starting in the "middle" of the CDT seemed like a great idea. Walking on what we thought was dry, "flat" terrain would be a great way to build our

Jul 15, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Making It Work

Making It Work

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to piece together any kind of long distance hiking this season. In all probability, we will NOT be able to

Jul 4, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Keeping the Dream Alive

Keeping the Dream Alive

When faced with a dilemma or possible life-threatening situation, you can do one of three things. Adapt (Change/Modify/Evolve) Migrate

Jun 9, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Post (poned) Trail Depression

Post (poned) Trail Depression

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

Apr 8, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Insert Trail Name … Here

Insert Trail Name … Here

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

Mar 18, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
HIIT Me Baby… One More Time

HIIT Me Baby… One More Time

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

Mar 10, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed