I’ve tried and enjoyed a lot in my life. This includes many years in Alaska, exploring, hiking, mountaineering, skiing and boarding, and ice climbing, two years in Greenland, several years living and sailing solo on a wooden sailboat in the PNW, motorcycling around the country and Europe, most recently a month riding down Baja, and now thru-hiking. My first ‘thru-hiking adventure, however, was when I snuck away from home at 19 and solo hiked the JMT, long before permits, gps, water filters, and other hikers. Ohhh what a trip!
There be Demons in Them Thar Hills! It's the night before. Right now I'm wishing it was the night before Christmas, not departure. I struggle for
My Arizona Trail gear list, annotated
The Early Bird Gets to Hike The first peaks of dawn are filtering through the blinds as the alarm blasts in my ear. It’s early here in Tucson, 5:30