Lindsey Gordon

Hey there! I'm Lindsey - also known by my trail name, Flash Gordon. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2013 with no plans to do another long-distance hike. 5 years later...here I am planning my 2018 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike along with my fiancé and hiking partner, Miles To Go!

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The Highest Points: Lone Pine to Bishop

The Highest Points: Lone Pine to Bishop

Getting a Hitch Back to the Trail Leaving Miles and I stopped for dinner at Chicken Spring Lake before officially entering Sequoia National

Jun 12, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Cold Rain and Snow: Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine

Cold Rain and Snow: Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine

While we technically had begun hiking in the Sierra Nevada range just after Tehachapi at mile 566, it didn't feel official until we left Kennedy

Jun 4, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Trail Magic Days: Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows

Trail Magic Days: Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows

Leaving Tehachapi wasn’t like leaving the other previous town stops. This time, we were officially entering the Sierra Nevada range! While the trail

May 26, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Taco Salad and Hawaiian Shirts in Casa de Luna

Taco Salad and Hawaiian Shirts in Casa de Luna

After a nero day at aqueduct and the"Morning Dew" on my Grateful Dead playlist came on, it was one of those moments that is perfect, yet

May 17, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Heating Up: Wrightwood to Agua Dulce

Heating Up: Wrightwood to Agua Dulce

When we left Wrightwood, we were excited to hit the trail again, yet it was also tough. Leaving the comforts of town can be difficult, but then there

May 10, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Getting Our Trail Legs: Big Bear to Wrightwood

Getting Our Trail Legs: Big Bear to Wrightwood

Somehow, the miles continue to rack up and I'm amazed that we've been out here for almost one month! The mental struggles during

May 5, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
In Pursuit of Burgers and Shade: Idyllwild to Big Bear

In Pursuit of Burgers and Shade: Idyllwild to Big Bear

As our spirits rise and our injuries subside (for now), we find ourselves 80 more miles farther on trail and setting our sights on McDonald's at

Apr 29, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Setting Smaller Goals: Warner Springs to Idyllwild

Setting Smaller Goals: Warner Springs to Idyllwild

My I cried when no one else was around (many times) and tried to hide my physical pain. Even though I had completed a thru-hike before, I felt

Apr 23, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Long Desert Miles Take an Early Physical Toll

Long Desert Miles Take an Early Physical Toll

It was entirely surreal that we were actually beginning our hike the morning we drove up to the monument. Like many NOBOs, we stayed at Scout and

Apr 17, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

Pacific Crest Trail day one is quickly approaching as my checklist becomes smaller with each passing day. A list of items that seemed to grow

Apr 10, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon