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Hikertrash: shower laundry, tent cities and being caught pantsless on trail.

Hikertrash: shower laundry, tent cities and being caught pantsless on trail.

I feel certain that if was a local living rough and I'd hung my poorly-washed, torn and stained clothes on a fence to dry, I'd be moved on.

Aug 3, 2022 : Jaimie
Opening the magical doors to the High Sierra’s

Opening the magical doors to the High Sierra’s

Walking out of Kennedy Meadows South after a few days of deserved rest felt amazing. The excitement for a new chapter was felt by all of us. We hiked out...

Aug 3, 2022 : Michelle Kloosterman
The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

…and the journey wasn’t a straight line.  Allow me to share what the past 7 months have been like. In Dec of 2021, I “completed” the bulk of my PCT...

Aug 2, 2022 : Janine
Guess who’s back?

Guess who’s back?

It’s me, Janine; Sofa Queen, if you’ve met me on the trail.  I’m back! Apparently I couldn’t stay away.  Last year, I set out to complete a SOBO thru-hike of...

Jul 31, 2022 : Janine
Week 5: Aqueduct! Agony! Absence! (Miles 511-570.2)

Week 5: Aqueduct! Agony! Absence! (Miles 511-570.2)

A Brief Aside  A dear friend was getting married exactly 30 days from my start date. Thus, my original plan was to average 14.7 miles a day for 30 days...

Jul 31, 2022 : LilyMG
Week 5: The Preamble (Miles 511-570.2)

Week 5: The Preamble (Miles 511-570.2)

Let's Set the Scene You're taking a break at the top of a glorious view, thinking about how fabulous life is. All of the sudden someone comes panting up the trail,...

Jul 31, 2022 : LilyMG
PCT CA SECTION M

PCT CA SECTION M

SIERRA CITY (HWY 49) TO BELDEN (HWY 70) MILE 1195.4 - 1286.9   Day 87 - 0 miles This is hands down the best zero day I’ve had on trail....

Jul 30, 2022 : Lightning Rod
Fire and the Heatwave: What the Hell Are We Doing?

Fire and the Heatwave: What the Hell Are We Doing?

When I was growing up on our farm, every summer was tense. Fire was a real and present danger every minute of every day. The radio is always on. The...

Jul 30, 2022 : Jaimie
Alone in the Burn Scar

Alone in the Burn Scar

I give up on sleep just before 5 AM, peering out at the silhouettes of live trees next to me, and burnt ones for miles beyond

Jul 28, 2022 : Allie
PCT CA SECTION K & L

PCT CA SECTION K & L

ECHO LAKE TO DONNER SUMMIT (I-80) MILE 1092 - 1157 DONNER SUMMIT (I-80) TO HWY 49 MILE 1157 - 1195.4 Day 82 - 22.5 miles We woke up at 6am...

Jul 27, 2022 : Lightning Rod