Tehachapi to Walker Pass in Photos

Tehachapi Valley is home to the second largest wind farm in America. The Pacific Crest Trail had already passed the largest wind farm back at I-10 and Palm Springs. The point is, it’s really fucking windy. It was a tough hike coming out of Tehachapi. I’m pretty sure that if I had let myself go…

PCT: A Twist in Tehachapi

When I was doing research for my mail drops and general hiking schedule for the Pacific Crest Trail, I completely skipped over Tehachapi. It seemed inconvenient, unnecessary, and honestly I just kind of assumed it was another shit town in the middle of Bum Fuck Desert Nowhere. So I had no intention of stopping there……

Circadian Rhythm

It can be hard to explain the change you undergo on a long distance hiking trip without sounding like some kind of high flying, holier-than-thou, nature freak. But there is something that happens to you when you start living outside for long periods of time. It’s subtle; you don’t realize it’s happening for a long…

PCT: Hiker Town and the Aqueduct

Hiker Town is a weird little establishment on the side of the trail 64 miles after Agua Dulce. I’m not kidding about the weird part. I don’t have pictures because I rolled through there in a hurry, but picture an old Television set of a Wild West town that’s broken down. Like a ghost town,…

A Brief Story

When I was sitting around the fire at Hiker Heaven, I was talking to some people about my husband. It always comes up and people are especially curious about where he is and what he’s doing after I tell them we thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail together. So I was telling them that I was really…

PCT: Zeroing at Casa de Luna

Ah. The infamous, the notorious Casa de Luna. I was never planning on stopping here. I had never even heard of it until Hiker Heaven. It’s about 24 miles from Hiker Heaven to the road that leads to Casa de Luna. I didn’t think I was going to do such a big day until about…

PCT: Hiker Heaven

People say the longest miles of the trail are between Wrightwood, Agua Dulce, and Casa de Luna. That’s because these three places are home to some of the most incredible trail magicking people known to trail kind. And I thought Wrightwood was impressive. (It was) When I rolled out of the Mexican restaurant in Agua…