Justis

Trail name: TRAIN WRECK PCT 2023 hiker from Portland, OR. SNOBO

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The End of my PCT Journey

The End of my PCT Journey

2007It was near the end of my time in the apartment. I had no job.I had been paying my rent through hosting poker games with my

Nov 21, 2023 : Justis
Rainy Days

Rainy Days

My alarm goes off on my wrist. Rain still pounds on my Six Moon Designs Deschutes Tarp.I take some deep breaths, I’d rather

Aug 24, 2023 : Justis
Shelters I Used on the PCT

Shelters I Used on the PCT

Zpacks TarpWeight: 5.1 ozCost: $299I wanted to go as light as I could in Southern California, so I cowboy camped every

Aug 17, 2023 : Justis
Bad Days

Bad Days

On a five month hike you can’t expect all good days, all sunshine and rainbows.I’ve talked about the physically rough days, running out of

Aug 17, 2023 : Justis
Mornings

Mornings

My watch vibrates. As I open my eyes, the semitransparent white Dyneema reminds me I’m not at home in bed. Not that I have a home, technically I

Aug 2, 2023 : Justis
PCT, A Break from Life

PCT, A Break from Life

The Pacific Crest Trail is, for me, a break from life, a time of reflection. Never in my life have I had the ability to take a purposeful break.

Aug 2, 2023 : Justis
The Sierras, Risk, Death, and Flipping

The Sierras, Risk, Death, and Flipping

As we made our way towards Forester Pass, we passed hikers bailing out. As we got more information, we knew we had to do the same. The Sierras are

Jul 2, 2023 : Justis
Autism on trail

Autism on trail

Five or six years ago someone I knew online messaged me privately and said “I think you may be Autistic.” Of course I didn’t take it well, I knew

May 27, 2023 : Justis
10 lessons learned in 100 miles

10 lessons learned in 100 miles

Training is essentialI definitely screwed up not training for the PCT, I did a bunch of snowshoeing but with the rain of the Pacific

May 19, 2023 : Justis
Cold Nights, Cold Coffee, Pain

Cold Nights, Cold Coffee, Pain

Waking up I feel the rain hitting my face, I sit up and find that my sleeping bag is soaked. There wasn’t supposed to be rain but I know better

May 13, 2023 : Justis