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Ruminations on the First 700 Miles

Ruminations on the First 700 Miles

Campo to Kennedy Meadows On June 9th, 42 days after leaving Campo, CA and the Southern Terminus of the PCT, we hiked into Kennedy Meadows. 702.2 miles on the Pacific...

Jun 20, 2022 : 4 Shirts
Quitting Before I Have Begun?

Quitting Before I Have Begun?

“You’re not going to like this, but I think we need to go further today than planned.” My husband (trail name Unfiltered) was sitting in the shade of an overlook...

May 10, 2022 : 4 Shirts
at the precipice

at the precipice

I am standing on the precipice of a great journey. Before starting such a journey, whether it be a mental, emotional, physical journey or a combination of the three, we...

Apr 25, 2022 : 4 Shirts
“How Was the Hike?”

“How Was the Hike?”

The hardest question I faced when I came home from my attempted thru-hike in 2019 was, “How was the hike?” Whether you’ve walked 100 miles or 2,650 miles on the...

Apr 18, 2022 : Nathan Smith
One State Down, On to Oregon!

One State Down, On to Oregon!

I’m currently writing from Stevenson, WA, the town right at the Oregon/Washington border. It’s been an eventful few weeks since I last posted.

Aug 13, 2021 : Ellie B.
T-Minus 10 weeks…

T-Minus 10 weeks…

I realize 10 weeks is still 2.5 months away, but as the end of spring nears and the start of the summer looms, my flight to Seattle will be here...

May 10, 2021 : Janine
Pox & Puss Episode #71 – I Do This Now

Pox & Puss Episode #71 – I Do This Now

What can we say? It's been a hell of a year, right? Ugh. We pick up right where we left off, two yahoos just dicking around on microphones, talking about...

Apr 7, 2021 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Packing Self Care

Packing Self Care

When I first started backpacking, I excelled right away. Not because I was particularly knowledgeable or athletic, but because I was really good at enduring pain. Childhood trauma and lifelong

Mar 27, 2021 : Lacie
Pox & Puss O.P.P. #10 – The Quarantine Edition

Pox & Puss O.P.P. #10 – The Quarantine Edition

Hey. How are you doing these days? Did you hear that the Appalachian Trail is kinda closed? We figured if the AT is closed, we'll talk about other stuff right...

Apr 6, 2020 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Pox & Puss Episode #70 – Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

Pox & Puss Episode #70 – Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

In this episode we talk with Dan Koeppel about his article The Legend of Baltimore Jack in Outside magazine. Dan was searching for an article to write for Outside when...

Sep 23, 2019 : Pox & Puss Podcast