Happy Valentines Day to Nature

I kinda missed Valentines Day completely, which is fine because everyone is always railing against it for being a hallmark holiday.  Whatever, whatever.  But I did want to take the time to write a post about one of the reasons we are hiking the PCT that Valentines Day has got me thinking about: love.  Love […]

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The Why: Continuing to Grapple With “Why” We Hike

People always want to know about the AT vs the PCT.  They want to know about the stats on the trails, which one is longer, which one is harder, which one has more elevation gain and nastier bugs.  But shockingly very few people think to ask if our reasons for hiking the two trails are […]

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The Why: My First Attempt at Explaining Why We Hike

The other day one of my friends called me “emotionally buoyant” on the phone.  She is right, I am generally happy, despite sometimes trying, boring, repetitive circumstances (aided, of course, by a relatively easy middle class white girl existence).  I am able to keep a positive attitude, always with a goal in sight.  Sure, I […]

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