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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Lindsey’s Hiker Kitchen, Part 2

And the food updates continue. Breakfast Chillequiles:  I did a couple of elaborate breakfasts, chillequiles being by far the most involved. For me, trail breakfasts can be the most repetitive and boring meal of the day. Oh, oatmeal or poptarts again? No thank you. I branched out and tried some new things, including breakfast quinoa, […]

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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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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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Learning Your Lessons 

Being out here is all about learning new lessons. On the AT we didn’t have to get into the swing of things because we had never done a thru hike before, it was all brand new it us. But because this is our second it does feel like we are working back into a lifestyle […]

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Blister Wars

Well, it’s official. I have blisters. These aren’t my first blisters, but there is something different about them. Early on in the hike, day three or so, I got a blister on my right big toe. It was fairly small and the next day we went into Jullian and took and nero and a zero, […]

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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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Wind

If there is one thing the desert does really well it is wind. The wind whips, it howls, it tears at your tent and your clothes, it blusters and huffs, it cools and freezes. You think the desert is too hot and then the breeze picks up and you find yourself on the shady side […]

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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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