I rode out from my grandmother’s house in Central Idaho today to start the most open ended journey of my life. I was immediately struck by how much more free I felt than when I began hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Immediately upon leaving I saw 2 red-foxes in the road followed by a … More Leaving Grandma’s House
My dad and I took out a Surly Troll and Ice Cream Truck on a Tenkara fishing adventure this week. We drove out to the south fork of the salmon where the road ends and rode down the closed section fishing only the best holes. My 11-ft Iwana from Tenkara USA preformed excellently. I am … More Fatbike Tenkara
A new journey awaits me with one simple intention: to open my heart and find love for this life again. I want to learn to speak Spanish and feel the freedom of expressing myself in a foreign tongue. I want to own only that which I can pack on my bike. I want to know in … More The plan.
8/26/13 4:45pm Trail Complete!! All 2660 miles of it!! 4 months and 1 week. It was raining, and for the last 6 miles of my PCT thru-hike I was relatively miserable, but as I arrived at the Northern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail at the border of The United States and Canada the clouds … More Canada!!!
40 miles today! Not a typo!! That’s the longest mileage day of the whole trail. But I got into camp at 9 so it didn’t actually take me that long. This morning featured a medium sized climb and some great views. At my first break around noon I noticed that my pack was splitting apart. … More The Last Supper!
8/24 A rat grabbed a wrapper out of my backpack last night. Bambi tried to scare it off as I was fast asleep. I woke up when he did… And then scooted my bag closer to my head and slept with my arm over it. That worked. The bus came to go into Stehekin at … More Stehekin and Beyond
8/23 At 3:22 am this morning it began to rain. I had hiked late to find a camp and had decided to risk getting wet by sleeping without setting up my tarp shelter. It wasn’t so bad when it started to rain because I had had this happen to me once in Oregon. I just … More Stehekin!
8/22 Today was Tough! I climbed over 11,000 feet and descended over 10,000. It was ridiculously straining and I got 33 miles done in that time. This may have been the most elevation gain/loss in one day for the entire trip. Bambi and I night hiked into camp and it is currently 9:44z I absolutely … More Big day!
8/21 Yesterday I took the day off in Baring off of Stevens pass. I really needed this break mentally and physically as the past stretch was a complete drag. The Dinsmore’s place, where I stayed, was a godsend and Jerry Dinsmore have me a ride both to and from the trail that is over 30 … More Glorious Zero: Feeling Refreshed
Didn’t hike out until 10 am from the hostel. Had breakfast with Tom, sage girl, baby face and Dixie. Tom paid for our meal which was very nice of him. The final stretch here is taking some serious work. It ain’t easy! Full day tomorrow. It’s 9:30 so I am headed to bed. Really really … More 8/17