Born and raised in the land of no hills, Iowa, I moved to Arizona and fell in love with the mountains. My name is Lance and I have had my own computer repair business for over 20 years. For the last 10 years, my every spare moment has been spent on trails and in the national parks of the west, soaking it all in and taking pictures. I figured age 50 is as good as time as any to call an audible and do the unexpected, hike the PCT NOBO in 2021. So, when you see a jolly dude with a white beard in Washington next year, it's not Christmas come early, but just me with a generous growth of trail whiskers.
There’s just about a month till I take my first steps from the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Every bit of preparation that can be
What do you do when you’ve been anticipating the PCT for 5 years, actively planning for it for two years, and finally had to sit it out (because ....
I wasn’t positive I was even going to write this. I couldn’t figure out the appropriate tone to take. It seems so trivial and narcissistic to assume
When you finally take the big plunge and decide to undertake a thru-hike, you’ve only begun to make the tough decisions. What the hell do you do
Four months to the day till my PCT start date. The realness of the impending hike has been present for a while. But the close proximity, combined
I think most of us can agree that most thru-hikers experience some positive effects after their hike. A sense of confidence that they can accomplish
Up to this point, everything has been theoretical. Permit Day! Then the day for applying for a 2020 PCT long-distance permit arrives. You are lucky
Curling up with a good book about hiking and adventure as it gets cooler seems the perfect idea.
Why I Hike Roughly twice a year, I take multiday backpacking trips into the Grand Canyon. Living in Arizona, you're dumb not to take advantage