Grumpy Bears

Kennedy Meadows. The end of the desert. A magical place that marks the beginning of “the Sierras” as we all call them. When you arrive at Kennedy Meadows an entire porch of hikers gives you a standing ovation. No, I’m serious, everyone cheers for you as you walk in, and the later in the day […]

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Status Updates

Hello all of you wonderful readers. I just wanted to give you a couple status updates! We are currently in Tehachapi, but because there is a lag in blog posts we are probably actually somewhere between Walker Pass and Kennedy Meadows as you read this. We are almost to the Sierra Nevadas! We couldn’t be […]

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Night Walkers

At this point we are The Night Walkers. Very few other people are accomplishing what we are accomplishing, very few people seem to have been able to (or had the desire) push past that first night of walking all night and reap the benefits of night hiking. Night hiking is cool. You only have to […]

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Welcome to the Rock

Night two of night hiking was actually a very long road walking detour around the Powerhouse fire section of the trail. Twenty one miles of road walking, all the way to Hiker Town, which was rumored to be a strange place, but it was a sure source of water so we were headed there. The […]

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Becoming Nocturnal 

The boys and I are attempting to become nocturnal. We are trying out this night hiking thing, but we are doing it in a way that is shocking most people. Many people out here are currently “night hiking” meaning they will hike from 6:00pm until midnight or so, stop, set up a tent, and then […]

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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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The Desert is an Ocean

As we walk through the desert I can’t help but notice how similar the desert is to an ocean.  It is as if, when the shallow seas retreated and left the land bare, everything that was living under the water just adpated to a new way of life. There aren’t very many tall trees in […]

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Hot as a…

… Furnace. Hot as balls. Hot as a furnace.  Hot as Satan’s asshole.  Hot as an oven. Hot as lava. Hot as fuck. Sorry for the swearing but damn, it’s hot. When we were on the AT our rule of thumb was if it forecasted for 10% chance of rain we knew that meant 100% […]

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