Originally from the UK, I've lived in the USA for over twenty years. I've spent most of my trail-time in the western states of the US, but I've also hiked in Scotland, Canada and New Zealand. Fun-fact: I named my left quad "brute-force" and my right quad "ignorance".
In February 2008, I moved from Phoenix to San Diego to start a new job. During the weeks that followed, the economy began to experience a downturn
Long before my first smartphone, I owned a "personal digital assistant." I bought a PDA because I was tired of keeping a pile of post-it notes. So
After giving a lot of thought to hiking the PCT, I'd had plenty of time to consider the practicalities. I would be quitting my job, obviously.
My shakedown hike on the John Muir Trail highlighted several gear issues, but in this post I'm going to focus on the bear canister. In particular,
A few months ago, I read a post by a solo female hiker (SFH) who's had some bad experiences when interacting with men. It's possible that she's just
A few years ago, I was passing through Death Valley in late January. While I was at the visitors center, I asked the ranger about trail conditions on
A little obvious, I know. But have you ever been in a situation when time seems to slow down? It happens as soon as you perceive that you're in
Why did you decide to hike the Pacific Crest Trail? Here are my top three reasons. There's at least one more, but I'll leave that for another