Tag Archive: backpacking

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

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

Back in Lone Pine

Day 1 – Wednesday 6/20/18 It’s 4:30 am. It’s still dark outside. I’m sitting in the kitchen, eating Ellenos Greek Yogurt and I’m listening to the already busy traffic outside the house. In… Continue reading

9/13/17 – Monument Moment 

Day 141 Miles: 2,643.74 to 2,650.10 Total miles hiked: 2,009.08 (+17.50 back to Holman Trail junction) The Northern Terminus of Pacific Crest Trail holds a monument similar to the one we saw five… Continue reading

9/12/17 – Hopkins Lake

Day 140 Miles: 2,625.28 to 2,643.74 Total miles hiked: 2,002.72 Two thousand miles! That’s how far we walked so far. It’s a huge achievement but with Canadian border at our fingertips we didn’t… Continue reading

9/11/17 – Over Hart’s Pass

Day 139 Miles: 2,604.08 to 2,625.28 Total miles hiked: 1,984.26 It was another rather cold morning when we started with all layers on. The trail sloped gently downhill, it was easy on our… Continue reading

9/10/17 – Methow River

Day 138 Miles: 2,580.61 to 2,604.08 Total miles hiked: 1,963.06 Morning dawned chilly and I kept my down jacket on for a long time before I warmed up enough. But the morning walk… Continue reading

9/9/17 – Six Mile Camp

Day 137 Miles: 2,569.42 to 2,580.61 Total miles hiked: 1,939.59 Today we had the luxury of a lazy morning. We were to catch the 11:00 o’clock bus to the bakery and with our… Continue reading