Sierras

The People and The Mother

The People and The Mother

“In dedication to those we have hiked, do hike, and will hike alongside on the Pacific Crest Trail”    1:30AM. “Bing. Beep. &@$$&@$” Basecamp’s alarm sounded off in the morning...

May 17, 2022 : Wesley Black
Idyllwild – A Love Story

Idyllwild – A Love Story

Under 200 miles to go on my SOBO thru-hike, and let me tell you, my body knows it. My sacrum “went out” and my low-back muscles started to seize and...

Dec 1, 2021 : Janine
Hiking Alone: Welcome or Avoided?

Hiking Alone: Welcome or Avoided?

The California section of my SOBO thru-hike has been interesting, to say the least. Early on in Washington and Oregon, I had the pleasure of having people around, sometimes to...

Nov 7, 2021 : Janine
At Least I Got the Sierras Done…

At Least I Got the Sierras Done…

I’m 98 days into my SOBO thru-hike, and there are many things I’m proud of: I was able to walk continuously through Washington and Oregon.  I’ve been able to enjoy...

Oct 24, 2021 : Janine
“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”

“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”

I’m a big fan of Rumi. He got it. He captured exactly what hiking this thru-hike is for me, and something I have to remind myself often. Yet, before one...

Oct 12, 2021 : Janine
The Day the Sierras Broke Me…

The Day the Sierras Broke Me…

The day came. The day that I was so over everything: the trail, the weather, hiking-life - essentially it all. I was in a foul mood, and it wasn’t a...

Oct 6, 2021 : Janine
A Tale of 12,000ft Passes – Part I

A Tale of 12,000ft Passes – Part I

Ok, so now I’m getting into the Sierras.  In my first stretch I tackled Mt Whitney and Forrester Pass, the latter the day following the former. It was a decision...

Oct 2, 2021 : Janine
Diving into the Sierras

Diving into the Sierras

With the absence of a recent blog, it may seem like I have dropped off the face of the Earth, but really I have deeply dived in. I have been...

Jul 26, 2021 : Ava Adoline
Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierra

Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierra

I'm writing on day 52 (mile 745) from a motel in Lone Pine after a short night of hot sleep. We weren't planning on staying in town, but we got...

Jun 24, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Right before leaving the desert and entering the long-awaited Sierras, a trail angel named Coppertone told me, "don't be stupid, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself out there." This...

Jun 22, 2017 : Jackie Bannon