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I’ve crossed the 100 mile mark

They say most people drop out in the first 100 miles. Well, I’m at 109 so I’m in good company. The last stretch started at Scissors Crossing (mile 77) with us hitching back from Julian to the PCT. My good...

/ May 6, 2016

Mt Laguna to Julian

Carrying a bag the size of three toddlers seems to be the difference between hiking and backpacking. Throughout the day I find myself often thinking about how I could cut weight off the bag somehow. “Maybe I don’t need a...

/ May 3, 2016

The first twenty miles

The desert is glorious and beautiful. We left the fence in the morning were greeted by the continuous smell of exotic glowers and a mist that cooled us as we hiked.  Within the first mile I knew I had overpacked...

/ April 30, 2016

It Starts Tomorrow

I flew in to San Diego yesterday after a mess if a morning trying to clean everything and make sure that I had packed everything that I needed. I had been staying with my parents to save money for the...

/ April 26, 2016