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Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

A Week Off I take a full week off trail. My timing was a little off. If I were to continue at the pace I was going, I would make...

Nov 7, 2022 : Thomas Allie
The Liquor Store in Hiker Heaven and Hiker Hell

The Liquor Store in Hiker Heaven and Hiker Hell

Day 110: 17 miles. Tehachapi to mile 2104 We had breakfast at the same diner as the dinner. I had some egg, hashbrown and a massive belgian waffle with strawberries...

Nov 4, 2022 : Miia Tsunami

Day 46: 12.5 miles. Big Lake Youth Camp to Lava lake We woke up to a nice view but a lot of sandy condensation. It rained a bit at night...

Aug 26, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
When the mountain gets you down…

When the mountain gets you down…

… you either let it handle you, or you handle it… Perhaps a delicate balance of both. I think I fall more into the former category, but allow me to...

Aug 19, 2022 : Janine
Chapter 0.5: Pregame

Chapter 0.5: Pregame

Chapter 0.5: Pregame Dates: 3/4-3/5    After landing in San Diego with our wonderful entourage, Bob and Brenda Duncan, we reunited with our hopes and excitement. Almost there. On the...

Jul 18, 2022 : Wesley Black
Week 1: Snow, snow and more snow

Week 1: Snow, snow and more snow

Day 1: 14 miles. Hart's pass to Holman creek trail We got a ride by Raven up the winy road to the trail. Alltogether we were 13 people starting north...

Jul 15, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
Lessons were learned. Painfully!

Lessons were learned. Painfully!

I Tend to Learn Lessons the Hard Way. Whether on the trail or in the city it seems I always had to have a hard shake about in order to...

Jul 7, 2022 : Brit
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises. “Gradually, then suddenly,” is the actual...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of bees and...

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Can Bears Trip When They Run?

Can Bears Trip When They Run?

When hiking the Appalachian Trail, all kinds of  thoughts pop into my head. Seemingly random thoughts that make no sense half the time. Maybe it's the exhaustion of the steep...

Jun 8, 2022 : Brit