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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Sandwich Magic

We woke up early to finish the rest of the climb before it got too hot. Apparently it was the longest climb on trail, but it’s behind us now. It was long, and kind of crazily hot considering how long it was. We weren’t planning on stopping on the way up but we had to, […]

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Happy Birthday To Me

The next morning I woke up a whole year older. Funny how you age all year, slowly and steadily, one day at a time but suddenly, after enough days, we decide to say we have aged a year. Looking out my side of the tent was a warm orange sunrise. The sky seemed to change […]

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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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Best Burger On Trail

Every town we stop in supposedly has the best burger on trail. Rumors fly about this burger or that burger, Guthook claims one is the best, Yogi’s pages say it’s another. Well, many people agreed, Sierra City really did have the best burger and we were extremely excited to get in and try it. We […]

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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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Horsefly Wars

The next morning we let ourselves sleep in since we had a short twenty two mile day ahead of us. It didn’t appear possible to go any further unless we were willing to do a thirty one mile day. We were not willing to do a thirty one mile day so a twenty two mile […]

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Good Graces

Going over Carson Pass in the morning I got stuck. It was actually the scariest thing that has happened to me on the trip so far. Our shoes were pretty worn out at that point, in fact we had new ones waiting for us in South Lake Tahoe, and so snow has been a bit […]

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