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Traversing the Southern Sierra

Traversing the Southern Sierra

I left Kennedy Meadows on June 4 and reached Red’s Meadow Resort on June 18 —my longest stretch without going into a town, and probably the longest stretch without a...

Jul 3, 2022 : Rain
Recipes from the trail

Recipes from the trail

So, what are you eating out there? This is the question more people ask me than how my hike is going. People have high expectations from me as a ex...

Jul 3, 2022 : Juliette
PCT Travel Days

PCT Travel Days

Stepping Away and Back Again Leaving home was difficult. Penny and Brianna had the truck fully packed well before noon. This gave me a lot of time to sit and...

Jul 2, 2022 : Trunks
Mount Whitney, Altitude Sickness, and a Heli Evac

Mount Whitney, Altitude Sickness, and a Heli Evac

"Nothing can go wrong... AH NO IT ALL WENT WRONG!" Hey everyone! It's been a while since my last update. I believe that was in Wrightwood a few hundred miles...

Jul 1, 2022 : Alyssa Kroeker
SoBos in vortex

SoBos in vortex

I have made it to Washington! My start date was two days ago, but here we are still waiting in the SoBo vortex. I flew to Seattle via Reykjavik. It...

Jul 1, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
Flip Flop— life and the trail

Flip Flop— life and the trail

Hectic! Life has the uncanny ability to ruin my plans. It is the never ending cycle of creating my life plan then having it blow up in my face, planning...

Jun 30, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
The Long Trail Deployment

The Long Trail Deployment

New Travel Plans We are leaving Michigan for the Pacific Crest Trail late at night on Thursday, June 30th. The new plan has us heading up north and crossing the...

Jun 29, 2022 : Trunks
WHY am I even doing this?

WHY am I even doing this?

I do not know my why.  It seems so many people know exactly why they are attempting the Pacific Crest Trail–  or any long trail for that matter. For me...

Jun 28, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
It’s not supposed to be easy

It’s not supposed to be easy

Dirty tears are streaming down my face as I walk up to Kennedy Meadows general store to the applause of other hikers. I see faces I hadn’t seen for weeks,...

Jun 24, 2022 : Juliette
A Lifetime Ago: Recap of the Desert Part II

A Lifetime Ago: Recap of the Desert Part II

The last little part of the desert chapter for you! Hikertown and the Aqueduct Hikertown was absolutely amazing. A lady called Martha started it to help hikers out and literally...

Jun 23, 2022 : Michelle Kloosterman