Mountain Marathon – Part 2: Mount Shasta

Kyle and I binge listened to “The Push” by Tommy Caldwell on the way to Northern California. We couldn’t get enough. Neither one of us has gotten deeply into rock climbing, craggin’, bouldering, big walls, or any of that (yet?) and so we devoured his words and his experiences with gusto. He fascinated us. One […]

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The Best of 2016: Our Outdoor Adventures

If you are alive and awake and have experienced pretty much anything that happens on the internet you may have noticed that the majority of the internet feels like 2016 was not a great year. In the short sighted nature of the internet many people are even deeming it the worst year ever . While I’m […]

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PCT Food Review: Snacks

Alright, installment number two in our review of the food we ate on the PCT. Today we will be talking about snacks. A lot of people have actually asked us what we ate during the day while we were hiking because apparently figuring out what to pack for a jaunt in the woods is trickier […]

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PCT Food Review: Breakfast

Eventually these posts will comprise a comprehensive list of everything that we ate on the Pacific Crest Trail. They will include how each meal was made/assembled, how we prepared it on trail, and our verdict with regards to tastiness.  I’m doing it! I am getting around to actually reflecting on our time on the PCT […]

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Transitions Explained

Can I just say how wonderful it has been to hear from so many people over the last couple of weeks as we have finished posting our musings from the trail. The number of times people have said, “I looked forward to these posts every week” and “What will I read now?” are sweet and […]

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The End

We woke up very early the next day. We only had eighteen miles to the monument but even after we got there we would still have another eight miles to Manning Park and my parents waiting arms. We packed everything up in the dark, took our last on trail poos, and I forced Kyle to […]

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The Day Before The Last Day

When we woke up in the morning our tent was frozen. The inside appeared to be covered in condensation but upon closer investigation it was clear that every water droplet was frozen solid. The tarp was stiff and basically impossible to fold up. We hurried away our dry gear into our packs and figured out […]

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A Lucky Break

Our day out of Stehekin felt like an extended cloud break. All day clouds swirled around us, hovering above mountains, storming somewhere over there, darkening and lightening and somehow not raining on us. We stayed appropriately pessimistic, never quite trusting that we were in the clear. The day was one extended climb, slowly heading up […]

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Raindrops Falling On My Head

We woke to the sound of raindrops hitting the tarp above our tent. Both of us were immediately thankful we had taken the time to set it up the night before. We were also not exactly stoked to get out of our tent and start the hike into Stehekin. It was only twelve miles but […]

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