Digger

I quit my job in 2013 to thruhike full time. So far, so good! This year I'll be on the Pacific Crest Trail. "Thruhiking is sweet misery."

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Hiker Box Diaries: Blood On The Saddle

Hiker Box Diaries: Blood On The Saddle

We are in the homestretch. The dog days of August. The last few weeks we have stumbled over the blowdowns in Oregon, then wandered through

Aug 25, 2016 : Digger
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 12: Dodging Cougars and Blowdown Steeplechase

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 12: Dodging Cougars and Blowdown Steeplechase

  A Typical Day On The PCT 7/29/16 7:30pm: I usually don't stop and camp this early, there's still light. The hike today was 32

Aug 14, 2016 : Digger
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 11: Dream Baby Dream

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 11: Dream Baby Dream

  "Dream up, Dream up, Let me fill your cup, With the promise of a man."-Neil Young Dream Baby Dream Okay California. This is one

Jul 30, 2016 : Digger
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 10: The Trail Haters Ball!

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 10: The Trail Haters Ball!

Trail update: I'm still walking. Anything else I say would be completely uninteresting to anyone not doing the same. I'm past 1,000 miles and doing

Jul 6, 2016 : Digger
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

" The mighty Sierra, miles in height, and so gloriously colored and so radiant, it seemed not clothed with light but wholly composed of it, like

Jun 27, 2016 : Digger
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 7: Halfway To Heaven And Just A Mile Out Of Hell

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 7: Halfway To Heaven And Just A Mile Out Of Hell

Here is an update on the past 100 miles. After taking a week off the trail, I got back on the PCT at Walker Pass (mile 652). Poobah and I

Jun 12, 2016 : Digger
Fire Between Walker Pass And Kennedy Meadows

Fire Between Walker Pass And Kennedy Meadows

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Jun 2, 2016 : Digger
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 6: Shit And Run On The Pacific Crest Trail

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 6: Shit And Run On The Pacific Crest Trail

  They shit on our rug. Well, not on our rug, but our hardwood floor. I strolledĀ into Walker Pass, (PCT mile 652), after four and a

Jun 1, 2016 : Digger
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 5: Death Traps, Squalor, Trump, Reagan as PCT Thruhikers Converge on Hikertown

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 5: Death Traps, Squalor, Trump, Reagan as PCT Thruhikers Converge on Hikertown

  /embed] When IĀ strolled up to Hikertown I thought it was a joke. It was caged behind a ratty chain link fence and it was absolutely

May 25, 2016 : Digger
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 4: I’m Driving A Stolen Car

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 4: I’m Driving A Stolen Car

This is the desert I feared before I started the PCT. The sun was relentless leaving Mill Creek Fire Station at 1pm. There were a dozen or so

May 23, 2016 : Digger