Tag Archive: thru-hiking

6/11/17 – Walking on the Windy Side

Day 49 Miles: 668.69 to 689.06 The morning was beautifully quiet with just a hint of color in the clouds that hovered high above us. I think we were the first ones out… Continue reading

6/10/17 – Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Day

Day 47 Miles: 652 to 668.69 Just as he promised, the trail angel picked us up at Lake Isabella Motel at 6:00 a.m. During a conversation with Sunkist yesterday he suggested he would… Continue reading

6/9/17 – Busy Rest Day

Day 47 Miles: 0 Sometimes there are not many chores that have to be done on zero day but generally rest days are not about resting at all. Today Dave and I had… Continue reading

6/8/17 – Lake Isabella

Day 46 Miles: 644 to 652 “Can we sleep in tomorrow?” asked Dave after our alpine start hike yesterday. We only had eight miles to hike and I agreed that under those circumstances… Continue reading

6/7/17 – Night Hikers

Day 45 Miles: 624 to 644 The sky was full of stars when we emerged from our tent at 2:30 in the morning and the moon shone so brightly that we almost could… Continue reading

6/5/17 – Forest, for a change

Day 43 Miles: 587.25 to 604.43 Today the trail took us through another burn and our friend Poodle Dog Bush was back, and its tiny purple blooms, as poisonous as they were, livened… Continue reading

Progress

Sunshine did not make an appearance in the Seattle lately and the constant rain has successfully transformed us into homebodies. I miss the mountains, the rustle of the wind and the songs of… Continue reading

We’ve Got a Date

It’s the morning of January 24. Nearly two thousand hikers are swarming the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s web site. At 10:30 a.m. PST every one of them starts clicking away in a hope… Continue reading

You’re doing what?

      Ever since we announced our intention to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail, reactions are pouring in from our friends and family. Some people seem to be genuinely excited for us,… Continue reading

The Call of an Adventure

Have you ever considered walking the length of an entire country?  2,600-odd miles on a trail that visits some of the most amazing expanses of the American wilderness, and for days at a time… Continue reading