SOBO

Trail Hiatus

Trail Hiatus

I've endured many challenges on trail, but nothing compares to the conflicting emotions that overwhelmed me on October 20 and thereafter. I was at Sam's Gap to catch a shuttle...

Nov 15, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Stand By Me

Stand By Me

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was on the AT. Jesus, does anyone?" Story I met Guide, Syrup, and Rocky the day...

Oct 12, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Sleep Paralysis at Pierce Pond

Sleep Paralysis at Pierce Pond

Imagine pitching your tent in a spot that faces a peaceful view: a shimmering blue pond, luscious green trees that trace the horizon, and the beaming sun setting behind it....

Oct 11, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Pox & Puss 10th Anniversary Bonus – Eric Rudolph and The Appalachian Trail Bandit

Pox & Puss 10th Anniversary Bonus – Eric Rudolph and The Appalachian Trail Bandit

We are only a few days away from celebrating the Pox & Puss Podcast's 10th anniversary. So, in honor of that day, we bring you some b-b-b-b-bonus content from In...

Oct 4, 2022 : Pox & Puss Podcast
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
I bow to NorCal

I bow to NorCal

NorCal: respect. The stretch from Seiad to Etna SOBO was rough for me.  Maybe it was because I didn’t have my “trail legs” yet?  Maybe it was because my foot...

Aug 17, 2022 : Janine
My Stubbornness may be my Downfall

My Stubbornness may be my Downfall

I was so grateful to get in and out of Seiad Valley before the fires started. I found the climb, SOBO, in the heat nonetheless, a bit grueling, but the...

Aug 14, 2022 : Janine
Something is wrong…

Something is wrong…

When I got on at Fish Lake (in S. OR), I felt great! Heading SOBO, towards NorCal. Yes, it was a repeat of some miles from last year, but good....

Aug 9, 2022 : Janine
The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

…and the journey wasn’t a straight line.  Allow me to share what the past 7 months have been like. In Dec of 2021, I “completed” the bulk of my PCT...

Aug 2, 2022 : Janine
Guess who’s back?

Guess who’s back?

It’s me, Janine; Sofa Queen, if you’ve met me on the trail.  I’m back! Apparently I couldn’t stay away.  Last year, I set out to complete a SOBO thru-hike of...

Jul 31, 2022 : Janine