From the Vault: Things That Make Kyle Mad

I am still super confused as to why I didn’t post these when I wrote them… oh well, posting now!  This one was written while we were driving cross country after the AT. Kyle is somewhat of a Southern gentleman.  He was raised in the south and is very good about things like doing the […]

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The Gap

I haven’t written in quite a few days because I am just feeling so…. liminal.  Kyle and I are about to move to Seattle, start “real” jobs, buckle down and join society again, bide our time until the next adventure… it’s all very hard to swallow.  I find myself on the PCTA’s homepage a lot, […]

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Road Trip Tips

Not that Kyle and I are expert road trippers or anything, but considering we just finished a month long road trip I would say we have some tips for you! #1:  Make sure that before you leave you have some great options on your iPod and I’m not just talking about an awesome road trip […]

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Crust Busters

Don’t bust the crust!  This is a favorite saying of desert enthusiasts to try to keep hikers on trail.  In a healthy desert there is a crust of cryptobiotic soil that covers the ground and it is extremely fragile.  Step off the path and you crush this delicate and incredibly important part of the unique desert […]

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Desert Rats

I had initially imagined that the desert in the southwest would consist of giant sand dunes with Saguaro cacti, thirty feet tall, sticking out of the top.  So you can imagine my surprise when, as a volunteer for the American Conservation Experience, I spent ten days tramping through the desert and discovered it was anything […]

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Road Trippin

On Friday we begin our next adventure, a cross country road trip that will hopefully last a month and a half.  This is our first blog post about our road trip, inviting you to look into our plans and excursions, and if you have visited any of these places and have suggestions for hikes, places […]

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