I've been invited to write for The Trek, a thruhiking blog site! This new site is going to be the primary source for my PCT musings, but don't worry, this site will remain, to chronicle my other hiking adventures. I'll also be cross-publishing my Trek blogs here, so if you want to, stay tuned. … Continue reading New Year, New Plan, New Blog
After last year's aborted attempt due to a broken foot, I'm trying again! Once more my wife is being super supportive, and we're getting things lined up for a 5-6 month absence. There's a ton of house chores to do, and a big project - chicken run, to complete. Work is going to have to … Continue reading Counting my chickens, thru-hiker style – PCT2018!
Gather round boys and girls, and hear the tale of my trip through the Pemigewasset Wilderness back in '13. I wanted to try and get a hike in the Whites before the mobs came, so I drove up early the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. By the time I got to the parking … Continue reading Rewind: Pemigewasset Memorial Day 2013
Second in the series of meta-posts, here's some math around how much hiking I did. Note that I've skipped the days spent in Idyllwild pulling thorn things out of my feet as zeroes, these are just the hiking days. The Google sheets link is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1857J9ph3sQwHohd007660zX4mojnkgmKeEhUMPo_3Uo/edit?usp=sharing TL;DR - Average miles/day just under 20, peak … Continue reading PCT2017 Mileage Math
I've had a bunch of people ask me about gear, so I thought I'd share what I used on the PCT2017 trip. Outside of a few trinkets, my famous tampon-case first-aid kit, and 1 Patagonia shirt, nothing has survived from my AT1999 trip. Pack - Osprey Exos 58. Verdict: Loved it. A … Continue reading Gear List & Review
Well, the foot doctor told me 8-12 weeks before I can really do anything remotely like hiking, so, borrowing a term from baseball, I'm "shut down" for the rest of the season. This will probably be my last "PCT2017" tagged post, so for all of you who've followed me, there won't be much more interesting … Continue reading PCT2017: Coda
Not a bad way to spend 40 days. I suppose. Final tally, 19 days of hiking, 369 miles. 21 days of travel, broken bones, thorns, mammoths and boardwalk ice cream cones. Decent, although I can't quite decide if going slower would have helped the feet. I think not. And, then I would have missed many … Continue reading PCT+9 = Homeward Bound