Mountain Marathon – Part 2: Mount Shasta

Kyle and I binge listened to “The Push” by Tommy Caldwell on the way to Northern California. We couldn’t get enough. Neither one of us has gotten deeply into rock climbing, craggin’, bouldering, big walls, or any of that (yet?) and so we devoured his words and his experiences with gusto. He fascinated us. One […]

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The Best of 2016: Our Outdoor Adventures

If you are alive and awake and have experienced pretty much anything that happens on the internet you may have noticed that the majority of the internet feels like 2016 was not a great year. In the short sighted nature of the internet many people are even deeming it the worst year ever . While I’m […]

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The Man I Can’t Live Without

If my life was a book there would certainly be many important characters, but one man would stand out. If I am the protagonist in my story then he is my partner, my side kick, my inspiration, my words of wisdom, my motivator, my guide, my heart, my lover and my whiner. He is unpredictable […]

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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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Transitions Explained

Can I just say how wonderful it has been to hear from so many people over the last couple of weeks as we have finished posting our musings from the trail. The number of times people have said, “I looked forward to these posts every week” and “What will I read now?” are sweet and […]

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Raindrops Falling On My Head

We woke to the sound of raindrops hitting the tarp above our tent. Both of us were immediately thankful we had taken the time to set it up the night before. We were also not exactly stoked to get out of our tent and start the hike into Stehekin. It was only twelve miles but […]

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Slack Packing

Slack packing has been a blur. We are up early to either start hiking out of camp or to be driven somewhere up a ways to start hiking back towards camp, and then we hike as quickly as we can to get back to camp at a decent time. This part of Oregon that we […]

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Gummy Bear

The next day we hiked around the Three Sisters through crumbly volcanic rock to Elk Lake Resort to meet my mom. My Saint of a mother had come to Oregon to slack pack us. Now for those of you who don’t know, slack packing is when someone takes all of the things you carry on […]

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Lava 

Our time in Salem was positively splendid and I have that feeling that I often have on trail, when someone has shown us an unmeasurable act of kindness, that the kindness of humanity really knows no bounds. It is a welcome feeling after working in a restaurant for yet another season and wondering if everyone […]

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