SOBO

A Life of Extremes

A Life of Extremes

In the span of a couple days (and about 100 trail miles), it went from thunderstorms, rain and cold, to extreme heat, smoke and fire. Talk about opposite ends of...

Aug 14, 2021 : Janine
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.
Starting SOBO, sort of.

Starting SOBO, sort of.

Hello! My name is Shuping but most on the trail call me Mr. Clean (I’ll get to that later).  I applied to be a blogger a week before my start...

Aug 10, 2021 : Shuping Liu
How I got my Trail Name….Sofa Queen

How I got my Trail Name….Sofa Queen

  “And when you’re in a Slump you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done“ There were a couple things I knew I needed to have...

Aug 3, 2021 : Janine
Views and Bugs: Northern Washington in a Nutshell

Views and Bugs: Northern Washington in a Nutshell

Here we are nearly two weeks into this grand adventure, and it already feels like too much has happened to recap! I'm currently taking my first zero day (day off...

Jul 30, 2021 : Ellie B.
Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Today, I am sitting in Portland in a cushy Marriot waiting for the bleach on my scalp to do its job so I can go purple again. I asked the...

Jul 26, 2021 : Logan Roark
“The worst day on trail is better than the best day in town.”

“The worst day on trail is better than the best day in town.”

Have you ever had a person, maybe a friend or a partner, that you just can’t seem to stay mad at? They frustrate you or annoy you but no matter...

Jul 21, 2021 : Rachel Crafford
The Challenges Have Begun, The Trail has not

The Challenges Have Begun, The Trail has not

Now, I knew that wildfires and learning how to avoid them would be a significant piece of coming out here, but I didn’t think it would be a major source...

Jul 17, 2021 : Ellie B.
PCT SOBO: Harts Pass-Stevens Pass

PCT SOBO: Harts Pass-Stevens Pass

Some things feel just like old times on the AT. Most things feel completely new.   I can not think of many more groups of people in my life that...

Jul 11, 2021 : Logan Roark
PCT SOBO 2021 Harts Pass-Canada

PCT SOBO 2021 Harts Pass-Canada

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. I was reminded of this poem by Robert Frost time and time again in the last few days....

Jul 1, 2021 : Logan Roark