Guest Post: Cameron Speaks Out

By Cameron AKA Don Quixote: It’s safe to say I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I agreed to hike on the PCT with Lindsey and Kyle. I think it started with a short, if somewhat inebriated, discussion during my Thanksgiving break from Gonzaga about what I was going to do […]

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John Muir: The Pass

When a day starts out, right off the bat, with a poop you know it’s going to be a weird one. Two seconds out of camp Cameron and I both sprinted up a hill to relieve ourselves. Not the most efficient start. Then, right after getting back on trail we lost the trail under snow […]

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Fear of Heights 

The description of Mather Pass on the Guthook app claims “a fear inducing head wall”. We take most of what is written on Guthook, and what we are told by others, with a grain of salt. Everyone has a different level of comfort, a different normal, and a different point of view. Much of what […]

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The Sierra Nevada

On our second night out from Kennedy Meadows Kyle and I lay in our tent, rethinking our plan. Once again we didn’t have enough food. I mean, we had enough food, theoretically. But in the reality of a thru hiker, we didn’t have enough snacks. Already snack breaks were being limited to a bar, a […]

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Hiker Heaven 

The thing about the bliss I mentioned in the last post: it isn’t constant. It is fleeting, coming and going as we live our lives out here on trail. I knew that when I wrote the last post. I knew that if I sat in that position for too long my back would start to […]

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Pure Bliss

Currently I am experiencing pure bliss. None of the things I am doing right now are things that anyone else would find exceptional. The facts are: I am in the shade with a strong breeze blowing, sitting on a 1/4 inch foam pad, drinking a cold Sprite and smiling. For any of you, being plucked […]

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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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The Days

You are probably wondering what we talk about all day. Well…  Poop Talk:  The obligatory: How was your poop? This gets asked every time one of us comes out of the bush carrying our tiny trowel and our toilet paper bag. Then comes a detailed description of the poop. Color, consistency, number of wipes, any […]

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Break It Down

We left Idyllwild last Tuesday after a very relaxing  day in our own personal cabin and a BBQ eating frenzie. We got a hitch back to where we had left the reroute from a family who was on their way to the dump. Meaning, Kyle literally had to sit in an old toilet. They knew […]

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