PCT Food Review: Snacks

Alright, installment number two in our review of the food we ate on the PCT. Today we will be talking about snacks. A lot of people have actually asked us what we ate during the day while we were hiking because apparently figuring out what to pack for a jaunt in the woods is trickier […]

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AT vs PCT

I feel like before we started this trail we were always asking people who had done both to compare them. Or asking people who had done the PCT to somehow compare it to a trail they had never even seen… Bottom line is we wanted the deets on what it was going to be like, […]

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Episode One: Trail Fever

We are please to present the first episode of our podcast.  In this episode we introduce ourselves and share with you the story of our first thru hike on the Appalachian Trail.  We figured there was no better place to start than with the trail that started it all.  You can also listen to the […]

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Remembering Kokopelli

Kokopelli is the fertility god of many Southwest Native American Cultures.  He oversees childbirth and crops.  He is a trickster.  He is music.  When I was little my grandparents bought me a subscription to Muse, a magazine for children that focused on science, history and art.  Different muses from history appeared in the margins of […]

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Wilderness First Responder Recert

So this last weekend I drove down to Eugene, OR to attend a Wilderness First Responder Recertification class.  I just wanted to do a quick review of it. To give some background, let’s talk about why someone should even consider dropping a wad of money on a WFR certification.  If you have a job that […]

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Sharing the Load

When Kyle and I began hiking together we pretty quickly fell into patterns and practices that we have continued to use whenever we backpack.  We each ended up having our own roles that needed to be filled every single day, our own sets of tasks and chores. I am the alarm clock and I wake […]

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The Pros and Cons of Friending Thruhikers on Facebook

Once you finish a thru hike one of your first challenges becomes staying in touch with all of the wonderful friends you made on trail.  Some of them will be really good friends, you have their phone number on speed dial and you have already made plans to visit them, wherever they live.  But, due […]

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