Tag: lokitravels

Life on the PCT: Cowboy Camping, Dealing with Fire Closures, and Our First Zero Day

Hello from Big Bear, CA on my first “zero” day since we started the trail May 6. In just 12 days, we have traveled 250 trail miles and have fallen totally and completely in love with the Pacific Crest Trail. As if the first… Continue Reading “Life on the PCT: Cowboy Camping, Dealing with Fire Closures, and Our First Zero Day”

Our Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike 2015 Gear List

This is the final list, weight, and cost of all the things we started with on our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Although we are typically super budget conscious, we realized the importance of investing in our gear. Let’s be honest. Sean is the gear guru. Watching… Continue Reading “Our Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike 2015 Gear List”

Nearing the End

We woke up early at White Wolf Inn feeling some of the affects of perhaps one too many rounds from last night’s 2000 mile celebration. Thankfully, we just had to walk downstairs to a fantastic breakfast and hot coffee. After eating, we returned upstairs… Continue Reading “Nearing the End”

13 States Down, 1 To Go!!!

We managed to pull ourselves away from White Mtn Hostel after our 3 night stay by 11 a.m. During yesterday’s zero, I was really struggling to get the motivation to finish these last three weeks of hiking. Fortunately, all of those feelings of self… Continue Reading “13 States Down, 1 To Go!!!”

Through The Whites

We were finally back to the AT around 11 a.m. from our little “Detour.” We pushed over the other side of Guyot and continued on our way. By about 1 p.m., we made it to Zealand Falls Hut and began to make our lunch.… Continue Reading “Through The Whites”

Detour: Part II

The day had finally come to enter White Mountain National Forest. We awoke just as the first bits of light were coming into the sky. We wanted the earliest start possible for the challenging day ahead. From the shelter it was 5 miles and… Continue Reading “Detour: Part II”

Detour: Part I

We left Stratton Mountain after breakfast aiming 13.7 miles north to a highway where we would hitch into Manchester Center to resupply. Like our visits to DC and NYC, Stratton had been a planned stop from the beginning. With the last planned stop now… Continue Reading “Detour: Part I”

One State Down, 13 To Go!!

Day 4. It was chilly and drizzling leaving Mountain Crossings at Neal Gap. We had another foggy day of climbing up and down the ridge line in the Southern Appalachians. After 6 miles, we hit Tesnatee Gap where The Trail crosses a highway. A small group from… Continue Reading “One State Down, 13 To Go!!”

The Appalachian Trail – Basic Questions Answered

Wait… what are you doing?  In just a few short days, Sean and I will be heading to Georgia to attempt a thru-hike of The Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail (AT) is one of three long footpaths in The US. The Trail runs from… Continue Reading “The Appalachian Trail – Basic Questions Answered”

13 Ways to Start Seeing the World on a Budget

Ok, it’s not free… but you know that you can budget travel, right? Right? Psst…I spent less than $7,000 traveling through Central and South America for 5 months not working (and it so could’ve been cheaper). Seven grand may sound like a lot. But… Continue Reading “13 Ways to Start Seeing the World on a Budget”

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