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My Ode to the Desert

My Ode to the Desert

Dearest SoCal: I knew you were beautiful, but had no idea the true extent of your beauty. I knew you’d be hard, but didn’t grasp the extent of your difficulty....

Nov 13, 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
Southbound into Oregon

Southbound into Oregon

So many NOBOs told me, “you’ll love Oregon. It’s flat, and you’ll easily be able to get 30-35 mile days.”   Hmmm… I believed them.  I was thinking, “Score! I’ll...

Sep 7, 2021 : Janine
Music Recommendations?

Music Recommendations?

Sometimes when I’m on trail, music is nice to have playing.  I made a playlist on Spotify before leaving for the trail, but I would love some input and to...

Aug 18, 2021 : Janine
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
Health is Wealth

Health is Wealth

Health is wealth; to be healthy is to be wealthy. Never take for granted the body you have. Stress can impair you.

Jun 30, 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
Glasses vs. Contacts

Glasses vs. Contacts

To see or not to see (with contacts)....that is the question. Let's start the debate between glasses vs contacts.

Mar 8, 2021 : Janine