GR20 Day 1 – Conca to Auberge du Col de Bavella

As we ascended from Conca, the scenery that surrounded us was of lush greens with tall mountains and reddish rocks towering over us. Flowers were blooming along the trail, vivid pinks, and yellows,… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 0 – Conca

Time seems to be speeding less here in Europe than it does in the US. Once you leave the large cities behind, everything slows down, everybody is going about their business in much… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 0 Bastia

Bastia, Corsica – untouched by the modern days, old and crumbling, and absolutely beautiful. We flew to Bastia from London and what a stark contrast it was compared to the metropolis evolving rapidly… Continue reading

Snow Camping in Paradise

Winter is over, I realized as I bent down to photograph a blooming Trillium during one of my most recent ventures. Trilliums here in the Pacific Northwest signal more sunshine. Longer days. Beginning… Continue reading

Mailbox Peak

   I thought I was ready for the challenge of Mailbox Peak. I hike nearly every weekend on trails that on their own can be called a workout. I joined a gym in… Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

I created this dish for our PCT hike last year and it quickly became our favorite. The smell, when it’s cooking, is divine and it tastes heavenly (if you like mushrooms, of course).… Continue reading

Helping the Trail

Curious about thru-hiking? In a mood for a hiking story? Looking for motivation to get out more? For a limited time my book I Had a Dream, I Lived It: An Adventure on… Continue reading

8/7/18 – Lone Pine

Day 48 Miles: 0 To hike or not to hike the approximately 100 miles we have left between Reds Meadow and Sonora Pass. We have that discussion over Eggs Benedict at Alabama Hills… Continue reading

8/6/18 – Good Bye Sierra

Day 47 Miles: 792.91 to 789.09 + 7.5 miles to Kearsarge Pass Trailhead I wake up with mixed feelings today. Our Sierra section of the PCT is nearing its end. I feel proud… Continue reading

8/5/18 – Breathtaking Rae Lakes

Day 46 Miles: 808.90 to 792.91 Milky Way is beautiful tonight. Even Dave gets up to see it stretching above Marjorie Lake. The rest of the night is bitterly cold. I am chilly… Continue reading