PCT2017 Mileage Math

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


Gear List & Review

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

Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?

After a week of rest with dimimishing returns, Trail Angel Rich got me into a radiology place.  It's official, a Jones fracture, non-displaced at least.  Weeks of feet-up rehab.  My theory is that the massive spill on day3 left some damage that strangely was not healed by 16 more 20 mile days. (Picture taken from Wikipedia, since … Continue reading Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?