Week two on the PCT offered boundless views and exposed elevated landscapes. The heat returned with a fury and we are thankful to have brought a good sun hat and a long sleeve Sun shirt with hood. Our cool damp bandannas are never bored. We strive to hike in the cooler mornings, often waking up […]
Read More Views abound
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 […]
Read More We’re Not At Sea Level Anymore
We’re finally on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), after years of reading about it and researching gear and logistics, we are soaking in this awesome beauty. We deviated slightly from our original plans by starting two days early, on Alyssa’s birthday June 11th, and also starting eight miles south as a nice guy named Rick […]
Read More And, we’re off!
Alyssa and I are going to attempt to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) this year. While most thru-hikers start at the Mexican border and try to reach Canada 2650 trail miles up in one season, we will be starting in northern California at mile 1419 – McArther-Burney Falls State Park (about half way […]
Read More A good year for a walk
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 […]
Read More PCT Prepping
A brief update on our summer working in Depoe Bay, and getting to see our first whales!
Read More Depoe Bay, Oregon
“This is the most beautiful place on earth. There are many such places.”
Read More Arches National Park- Moab, Utah
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 […]
Read More Albuquerque, New Mexico
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 […]
Read More On the Road
After a long hiatus away from the Appalachian Trail and it’s blog, it might be time to dive back in.
Read More Diving Back Into Blogging