Oregon Coast Trail

Brutality by Choice, A Reoccurring Theme

Brutality by Choice, A Reoccurring Theme

The final week: So surreal. I left Cape Blanco, coffee in hand, and reminded myself to soak it all in. The past three weeks came and went so quickly, no...

Oct 4, 2023 : Kellie
Running, Tide Pools, and River Annoyance

Running, Tide Pools, and River Annoyance

When In Doubt, Run Still, mentally out of sorts, I left Charleston early for an 18-mile day into Bandon. The day started with a road walk up and over Cape...

Jul 22, 2023 : Kellie
Where Is My Mind?: Sorting Through Doubts

Where Is My Mind?: Sorting Through Doubts

Back to SOBO Solo On the morning of June 19th, Carl left the trail heading to Spokane via Battle Ground with heated car seats. On the other hand, I chased...

Jul 10, 2023 : Kellie
Will Walk For Beer

Will Walk For Beer

Halfway to CA! The city of Florence is approximately the halfway point of the Oregon Coast Trail!! In the planning process, a month felt long now it is hard to...

Jul 10, 2023 : Kellie
There’s Good Days & Bad Days

There’s Good Days & Bad Days

OCT Days 9 - 14 Road Walks The first few miles past the 100-mile mark are gorgeous beach heading into the small town of Neskowin. The forested headlands come right...

Jun 21, 2023 : Kellie
Trail Legs and 100 miles On The OCT!

Trail Legs and 100 miles On The OCT!

Trail Legs! On day six, walking into Cape Lookout state park, something clicked. Maybe it was the hitch from a day hiker with dogs or the motivation to get off...

Jun 15, 2023 : Kellie
Will I Ever Catch A Sunset?

Will I Ever Catch A Sunset?

Who knew you could experience so much life in just four days? I am wind-blown, blistered on my feet, worn out, and usually asleep before the sunset falls on the...

Jun 8, 2023 : Kellie
Six Sand-dollars & A Buoy, The Emotions of Leaving

Six Sand-dollars & A Buoy, The Emotions of Leaving

Officially On Trail! Day One My husband, Carl, and I left Battle Ground on Friday. The morning was spent chatting over coffee with my parents, and the conversation was filled with...

Jun 6, 2023 : Kellie
Is this real life, or is this just a fantasy?

Is this real life, or is this just a fantasy?

How is it that I leave tomorrow for the Oregon Coast Trail!? I have been anticipating this moment for at least two years, and it is a daze of excitement,...

May 31, 2023 : Kellie