The steps to take to take the steps

So you want to do a thruhike, eh? Have you been bringing thruhiking up for years, telling anyone who will listen that someday you want to do a thruhike? Or have you been hiding the desire deep down in the folds of your soul, barely letting yourself believe that you want to thruhike? Either way […]

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PCT Food Review: Dinner Pt. 1

The food reviews continue. Now we move on to the really exciting stuff: dinner. Dinner was often the best part of the day for us, by far. It was the only time we were assured a filling meal. Trail food is it’s own unique class of food. We learned that quickly on the AT and we […]

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Crispy Shell Tacos

When we woke up here still weren’t any ominous looking clouds although wisps were starting to coat the sky, creating for a brilliant red sunrise. You know what they say, red sky in the morning… We packed up and headed down. I would actually prefer to climb first thing in the morning and go down […]

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Lil’ Breezy

We got up early the next morning. We had a long twenty five mile day and Kesa had to hike out and drive all the way back to Sunnyvale. Even though we don’t drink coffee it was pleasant to smell it brewing in Kesa’s Jetboil. Also, she had hiked in butter, which we all added […]

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Friends Hike Together

I was overjoyed and a little bit surprised to see Kesa when I walked out onto the front porch of Kennedy Meadows North the next morning. My text to her had been so last minute and went something like this: If you want to hike with us meet us tomorrow morning at 10am at Kennedy […]

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Guest Post: Cameron Speaks Out

By Cameron AKA Don Quixote: It’s safe to say I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I agreed to hike on the PCT with Lindsey and Kyle. I think it started with a short, if somewhat inebriated, discussion during my Thanksgiving break from Gonzaga about what I was going to do […]

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What Makes a Hard Day Hard

But really, what is it? Some long days, with lots of elevation, go by in a jiffy. And then there are those 11.8 mile days, like the one we did out of Independence after our zero, that are hard. To be fair, the day after a zero always seems hard. Maybe it’s all the laying […]

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Trail Names

Both of the boys have finally accepted trail names. Thank gawd because I was really feeling silly introducing myself as Ponybear while they were still using their real names. So! Introducing: Mr. Krumz and Don Quixote!  Mr. Krumz:  For those of you who have read a lot of our past posts you might recognize this […]

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Gear Porn

Warning: this post contains explicit content. Viewer discretion advised. Viewers under the age of 18 prohibited. Enjoy.   Alrighty then.  Check out our gear list to see specifics on what we will be carrying on the PCT.  And don’t let your mother catch you looking at this page…

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