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It Wasn’t a Thruhike – Thoughts from Completing the Pacific Crest Trail

It was almost exactly one year later when I found myself standing on the Pacific Crest Trail right where I had left off. Though the trail looked much the same, I had come to the trail different. I admired the mountains and trees with…

Vegan for a Week

Although I’ve been flirting with being pescatarian and vegetarian off and on over the last five years, going vegan was not on my current horizon. All throughout my life, eggs have been one of my favorite foods. And who lives without cheese? Is butter…

Done with the Desert

After traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles via plane, Los Angeles to Bakersfield via rental car, and, finally, Bakersfield to Tehachapi via bus, the last leg of the trip brought us from Tehachapi to the PCT trail crossing at Highway 58  with a lift…

I Should’ve Written a Blog Today

I should’ve written a blog today as I typically do on my days off from hiking, but words seemed to have (mostly) escaped me. I should’ve written a blog today, but there was no drama or injury, no internal struggles, setbacks, or “exciting news”…

The First 100 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

It’s all coming back, it’s all coming back to me now… The pack weight, the soreness, the “hiker hobble,” the hunger, the smell, the complete exhaustion, the spam wraps and tuna tacos (topped with CheezIts, of course) and the complete and total joy of…

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