How To Spot A Thru Hiker

They day out of Donner Pass was a busy day. It is a popular spot for day hikers and we were basically celebrities on trail. Every person we passed would ask, “So, where are you guys headed?” Or they would say, “How far have you guys come?” And we would reply Canada or Mexico depending […]

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Remembering Kokopelli

Kokopelli is the fertility god of many Southwest Native American Cultures.  He oversees childbirth and crops.  He is a trickster.  He is music.  When I was little my grandparents bought me a subscription to Muse, a magazine for children that focused on science, history and art.  Different muses from history appeared in the margins of […]

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Update on the Start Date

SO I know that a couple of posts ago I discussed a couple of different start dates, one before my brothers graduation around April 15th and one after my brothers graduation around May 10th.  Then a couple of posts later I announced that we had decided to start around April 15th, which would set us up […]

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Why it Pays to Plaster Your Car With Stickers

A couple of days ago I pulled into the gas station and immediately noticed that the car in front of me was covered in stickers.  Not just any stickers. It was covered in trail stickers: the AT, the PCT, the Pacific Northwest Trail, the Wonderland Trail, the Colorado Trail, the list goes on.  I leapt […]

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