This week I am going to be talking about feet! There is lots to consider about taking care of your feet, so I have a whole week of posts including gears reviews and advice. The schedule is below, and I’ll update this page with links to each post as they are completed. Monday […]
Note: this article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. There tends to be a pretty negative reaction when people ask about bringing their dog on a thru-hike. It’s not necessarily that dogs are incapable of thru-hiking, more than many of them are unprepared for the challenge… or their owners are. In my […]
I spent a lot of time considering what pack I wanted to bring on my PCT hike. The Granite Gear Crown2 seemed like an excellent compromise between weight, comfort, and economy.
Training a puppy is a lot of work, but think of it as an investment. Put the time and work in the first year of your puppy’s life, and you will reap the rewards manyfold over the rest of their life. Training doesn’t end at one year, but having a solid foundation and a strong relationship will make lifelong learning so much easier.
Note: this article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. Over the past decade, the number of people hiking long-distance trails in the U.S. has surged. Between 2013 and 2017, the number of PCT permits issued has more than tripled. The AT has seen similar growth (155 percent increase in NOBO thru-hikers between […]
I discovered the Trek by following up on a book I read while planning my PCT thru-hike – Appalachian Trials, by Zach (Badger) Davis. I genuinely believe that if I hadn’t read that book, I would probably not have made it as far in California as I did, and I doubt I would have gone […]
Let’s talk about feet! My next gear review post is a long distance hiking shoe review. Altra Lone Peak 3.0.
The day after bagging my first peak on the Pacific Crest Trail, my sleeping pad acquired a slow leak. I didn’t realize until I woke up in the middle night flat on the rocky ground and wildly uncomfortable. I re-inflated it, only to wake up a little later on the ground again. I got next to […]
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Written: Late August 2017 During the day, the smoke makes the landscape a formless grey. Hints of mountains are outlined in tones of grey scale, only to shift and dissipate. But as the sun sets, the sky becomes illuminated in bands of pink and purple. An angry red eye glared at me between the […]