Trustworthy Looking SOBO’s

In our research leading up to the PCT we had heard that compared to the AT this trail was logistically tougher. At this juncture I am inclined to say that our research proved correct, and that planning is over-rated! (Okay- that might be my motto for life- but this trail does induce spontaneity!) Washington continued […]

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Washington Wonderland

Leaving Bend after our brief reprieve was trickier than anticipated. With fires in Oregon pushing hikers up the trail buses filled up in record time and trail angels were inundated with requests for shuttles. We eventually snagged a pricey Lyft to get us to a trail head past the Lionshead fire closure, and were able […]

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The Trail Provides

Out of all the fascinating terms, slogans and phrases we picked up while hiking the Appalachian Trail- admittedly “the trail provides” is not one I ever used. Even I found it a bit on the hokey side, and I go for more of the hippie dippie stuff than IPA! But I might be coming around […]

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We’re Not At Sea Level Anymore

After an assortment of flights, buses, and Lyfts we made our way from bright and sunny (and flat) Florida to bright and sunny Burney, California. While not exactly the mid-point of the trail it was close, and just past where the Dixie Fire had closed off sections of the PCT last year. This made it […]

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PCT Prepping

The Pacific Crest Trail is roughly 2,650 miles long and stretches from the border of Mexico and California to the border of Washington and Canada. While hiking the AT was great preparation and experience, it will be a different trail in terms of logistics, weather, and water sources. Once we finished the Appalachian Trail in […]

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Prior to this trip if anyone had asked me about my thoughts on New Mexico, let alone Albuquerque, I would have been utterly stumped for a response. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the scenery as we cruised through  the land of enchantment.  I would have thought that an arid environment would […]

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On the Road

For those of you who have been in touch since we finished the Appalachian Trail, you might have caught wind of a (tail)pipe dream we’ve had. Colby and I took a vacation out to the West Coast what seems like ages ago, and we were immediately enamored with the mountains, coastlines, and plethora of charming […]

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