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The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

I have been struggling with what to write after getting back from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.  Not for lack of things to say, but rather out of...

Feb 12, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
Two Cooks’ Advice for Going Stoveless

Two Cooks’ Advice for Going Stoveless

When other hikers on the trail heard what we do in "real life," they all reacted the same way: "I bet you have the best meals out here!" For those...

Dec 13, 2017 : Alex
Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

 North Face Triarch 3 MSRP: $470 Type: Freestanding Capacity: Three-person Weight: 3 pounds 9 ounces minimum. 5 pounds 4 ounces packed The tent that you decide to bring on a...

Oct 22, 2017 : Alex
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our last post we gave our excuses why our blog fell off while we were hiking, our future plans for upcoming blog posts, and our initial feelings on finishing...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex
Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Saturday, I watched both the sunrise and the sunset.  I woke up at 4am to begin my Fitted crampons with Vapor Barrier Socks (seemed a little thick, unlikely to use),...

May 2, 2017 : Danielle OFarrell
What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

Stalker Deer, Wrong Ways, and Laundry : Trail Hikers Share Stories On How They Got Their Trail Names.

Mar 20, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk