Hello friends, welcome to my blog! I'm hiking a section of the PCT starting at Mount Whitney, ending who knows where. I grew up in Northern California, but just graduated from the University of Denver. The PCT was something I knew I wanted to do before I start my career – especially since my dream is to be an outdoor journalist. I like running in 90 degree weather, can eat a whole loaf of bread in one serving and eat chocolate signifying the end of each meal. Please say hi to me if you see me so this trail doesn't make me even more uncomfortable in social situations. I make no promises about shaving my legs or washing my hair, but I do promise to update this blog as frequently as possible, so keep me accountable fellas.
What I Appreciate, What I Don’t Miss
I recently stayed in town (Truckee, CA) for a few days as I was lucky enough to have grown up near the area and have a place to stay. I found that
It May Be Heavy, but It’s a Piece of Home
On the PCT, you meet people from all different walks of life. Different ages, different personalities, from different places, and with different
Tips for Getting Through a Bad Day
No bad days on trail? I don’t buy it. Yesterday was my first bad day on the trail. While I’ve had unfortunate or frustrating things happen, this was
Being Vegan on Trail, and Feeling Good About It
People are often surprised to find vegans on the trail. Some are genuinely curious, other skeptical. The most common question I get is, “Where do you
Short Break with a Resupply in Bishop
Despite the long trek, we decided to go into Bishop so we could pick up our resupply box that would get us to Mammoth. The hike out (14 miles) was
Holy High Sierra
We hit the ground running with a 22-mile first day, putting us just a few miles from the approach to Forester Pass, the highest point on the PCT.
First Day Feels
To get to this spot after so many months of planning, thinking, dreaming, fighting over it with loved ones, and knowing how much I wanted it, is