My trail name is SnM, or Spaghetti & Meatballs for long. I caught the backpacking bug four years ago, and soon enough the occasional week or weekend exploring California's wilderness and open space left me wanting more. I hiked the PCT in 2017. Because I love potato chips, Sour Patch Kids, walking a lot, and sitting in the dirt under pine trees or firs, I'll be heading out on the CDT in 2019.
The CDT between Pie Town and Grants has two major alternate options. In fact, if you were to take both the Cibola and Bonita-Zuni alternates, as Josh
Josh and I took our first zero and we met a bunch of new hikers at Doc Campbell’s. Folks who were hanging out planning to go down to trail days, who
Following a restful nero in Silver City, just ten miles in and an afternoon off, getting back on trail felt good. Josh had new shoes and said he
On the way out of Lordsburg, Josh and I loaded up on water at Saucedo’s Grocery, then made a stop at the post office. At 11 a.m. we headed into the
The night before leaving for the CDT, I struggled to get everything done. I hadn’t sorted food into my resupply boxes, let alone actually put all
I'm about to head out on my second thru-hike, after the PCT in 2017. I've been thinking a lot about what's driving me to get out there again.
In less than two months I will be hopping on a plane to Tucson, AZ. After I take a Greyhound to Lordsburg, then sit in a van for three hours