The Storm and Mike’s Place

It began while I was in Warner Springs. I woke up to an overcast sky after days of whipping winds that made typically hot desert walking cool if not a bit more strenuous. The wind never seemed to be at my back. But a breezy desert is better than a stagnant one, right? The cumulus…

100 Miles and Warner Springs

I always tell people that one of my favorite things about the trail is that it takes you places and puts you in situations you never thought you’d be in. It’s unpredictable! That’s what makes it fun and unique and a bit nervy. It has also come to my attention as I’ve begun to make…

PCT Day 1: Meet the Desert

It was still dark outside when I rolled up my sleeping mat from the San Diego airport floor and headed outside to catch the 5:45 AM bus into the city. A trolley ride (where no one checked my $7 ticket) and then a rural bus ride later, I was at the Campo general store along…

PCT Prep: 2 Pieces of New Gear

My Secret Santa at work this year gave me an REI gift card (how did you know?!)… So Zach and I took a trip down to the local REI to have a look around. The only thing I really had in mind was tent stakes, but really I haven’t compiled a PCT gear list yet…

Where did 2017 go?

2017, you were a total bad ass. I’ll always remember you for multiple reasons: I spent less than 3 months of 2017 in the United States, as part of the longest stretch I’ve ever spent outside of my home country. We left home on September 3rd 2016 and returned home on October 17th 2017. In…