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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Hot as a…

… Furnace. Hot as balls. Hot as a furnace.  Hot as Satan’s asshole.  Hot as an oven. Hot as lava. Hot as fuck. Sorry for the swearing but damn, it’s hot. When we were on the AT our rule of thumb was if it forecasted for 10% chance of rain we knew that meant 100% […]

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Who is Dallas and why is he such a dick?  

This is the question we have been asking ourselves.  Yesterday, as the temperatures continued to rise, we rounded a bend to find Michael and Ted sequestered under a tree.  As we approached Michael called out to us, asking if we had any rope.  Next to him was a bear canister.  “Wait, have you been hiking […]

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On The Trail Again

Everything is sticky.  Every part of me is sticky with salt and sweat and sunscreen. Dirt has aheared itself to the sticky and so I am sticky and dirty.  Filthy really.  And this is only day one.  This morning we stood by the monument marking the beginning of a North bound PCT hike in a […]

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Frodo and Scout

We have made it to Frodo and Scout’s house in San Diego.  Who are they and what does this place look like?  Well, Frodo and Scout are two incredible trail angels who have an army of other people who drive shuttles for them and help cook amazing food and keep tons of fresh hikers in […]

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