Ridge Running Again

We woke up in what had been an unloved campsite but had ended up being a good night sleep. We played the alarm game, and decided to keep sleeping even after the alarm went off at five. It has been hard getting out of bed at five because it has been dark and cold, I […]

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Living in a Cloud

We woke up to rain on the tent and on our tarp. We were able to take down the tent while leaving up the tarp, eating breakfast in its rainshadow. It rained on and off for the rest of the day, clouds racing by over head, some of them darker and heavier than others. The […]

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Contingency Plans 

The next day we hiked fifteen miles through a cloudy fire scared landscape to Forest Service Road 23 where we were meeting my parents who were bringing us our food drop. The mountain was hidden most of the day behind mist, only early in the morning were the clouds moving fast enough for us to […]

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Volcanolandia 

The next morning we packed up our stuff early and with extreme care to be quiet because there were six or seven other people sleeping in the cabin with us. We got everything outside without making too much noise and made breakfast on the front porch. The meadow beyond the cabin was still lost in […]

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A Wild Idea 

Day two of hiking in the heat put day one of hiking in the heat to shame. There were two saving graces of the day, the first being that it was a freakishly flat day, until the end of the day when we had to climb up onto the Hat Creek Rim. The second saving […]

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Dunsmuir? More Like Done-smuir…

This is the day you will always remember as the day Lindsey and Kyle took a train home to Olympia, from Dunsmuir, California. But I guess it is rude and confusing to jump ahead to the now, in the last post we were just getting into Chester! So let me backtrack a little bit and […]

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Halfway There

Despite getting almost no sleep we got up early the next morning so we could get into Chester early. For the first couple of miles I thought we were both going to be really sullen and cranky. Kyle didn’t even ask how my poop went. But after three miles he turned me around and stated […]

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Hornets (???)

We gave ourselves the luxury of sleeping in until six the next morning. It felt glorious and indulgent. That day we had plans to hike to another road where there was camping. That day we began to see a ton of other thru hikers. We were clearly entering a bubble.It made us a little nervous […]

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The Hiking Dress (And Other Clothing)

So remember that whole post I wrote about getting a hiking dress? About how I wasn’t sure, but maybe it would help me feel more beautiful while hiking? Well I think it is time to review the dress (and other important clothing items while I am at it).  The Hiking Dress: So, I have an […]

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