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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No Cook Experiments 

*Hello everyone! Sorry it has been so long since we have posted, turns out there was no wifi at Kennedy Meadows, or cell phone service, so everything had to wait until now. We are currently in Independence but the posts that will be going up over the next couple of days should fill you in […]

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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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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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Trail Names

Both of the boys have finally accepted trail names. Thank gawd because I was really feeling silly introducing myself as Ponybear while they were still using their real names. So! Introducing: Mr. Krumz and Don Quixote!  Mr. Krumz:  For those of you who have read a lot of our past posts you might recognize this […]

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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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Beware of Dog

Poodle Dog, that is. Poodle Dog bush, that is. Yeah, that’s right, the most terrifying thing we have to watch out for on trail is called Poodle Dog bush. Now I know it sounds silly, but this shit is no joke, and we just had our first real sighting of it.  When last we left […]

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