The steps to take to take the steps

So you want to do a thruhike, eh? Have you been bringing thruhiking up for years, telling anyone who will listen that someday you want to do a thruhike? Or have you been hiding the desire deep down in the folds of your soul, barely letting yourself believe that you want to thruhike? Either way […]

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Confessions of a thruhiker

It has taken me a long time to come to grips with this but I am finally ready to say it: thruhiking has ruined my relationship with food. First of all, I just want to start by saying I’m not writing this post to garner pity or receive assurance about how I look. This post […]

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PCT Food Review: Breakfast

Eventually these posts will comprise a comprehensive list of everything that we ate on the Pacific Crest Trail. They will include how each meal was made/assembled, how we prepared it on trail, and our verdict with regards to tastiness.  I’m doing it! I am getting around to actually reflecting on our time on the PCT […]

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Lindsey’s Hiker Kitchen 

So, as you may or may not know, I dehydrated pretty much all our dinners for this hike.   Which was a lot of dinners.  Almost twenty food drops or so.  One hundred and nineteen dinners.  Some of the dinners were my own creation, a lot of them were sauces, veggies, and grains that we […]

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Where Do I Go When I’m Not Posting?

Clearly I have been slacking on the blog posts.  When I am not posting once or twice a week you can assume that I am off working tirelessly to make that money.  Which brings me to something we haven’t talked about yet in our planning process… money.  Yes, that’s right, it’s not free to hike […]

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What do Liebster Awards and Chain Emails from the 90s have in common?

Well they both contain self indulgent questions that are fun to answer and you have to pass them on or you die… no, I’m just kidding. So seriously, this Liebster Award thing has been bopping around blogs for a while now and although I have been nominated a couple of times I have never followed […]

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The Why: My First Attempt at Explaining Why We Hike

The other day one of my friends called me “emotionally buoyant” on the phone.  She is right, I am generally happy, despite sometimes trying, boring, repetitive circumstances (aided, of course, by a relatively easy middle class white girl existence).  I am able to keep a positive attitude, always with a goal in sight.  Sure, I […]

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The Myths and Facts About Hiking as a Couple

When Kyle and I tell people we hiked for five months together and that we are planning on doing it again people tend to stare at us, mouths hanging open, before quickly recovering and exclaiming, “That’s amazing you didn’t kill each other!” and many people quickly declare that if they spent that much time with […]

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Tips for Future Thrus: Trail Names

Disclaimer:  I am sure plenty of people get randomly assigned trail names by people they don’t know in their first few days and it doesn’t bother them in the least.  This post is for people who are stressing balls over their trail name situation, like we were before and on trail…  It’s starting to be […]

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