Tag Archive: thruhiking

5/22/17 – Poodle Dog

Day 29 Miles: 404.21 to 421.24 Poodle Dog Bush. Sounds like a cute plant, doesn’t it. Well, it isn’t. It ranks up there with poison oak and it sends hikers to hospital every… Continue reading

5/21/17 – Trail Magic

Day 28 Miles: 384 to 404.24 I gladly admit that the morning sucked. After a rather peaceful night, the Boy Scouts were in their tents by 9:00 p.m., and if it wasn’t for… Continue reading

5/20/17 – Mt. Baden-Powell

Day 27 Miles: 369 to 384 How did we forget to buy ibuprofen when shopping yesterday I do not know, it’s such an essential here on the trail, but in the end it… Continue reading


Day 25 Miles 353.9 to 369 We are halfway done with the desert, I realized while hiking today, though except for a day or two, the first half really did not make me… Continue reading


Day 24 Miles: 335.7 to 353.9 The wind was strong and gnarly, and the most unexpected after the calm breezeless night. The area we were at, just six miles away from Cajon Pass… Continue reading


Day 23 Miles: 318 to 335.70 One cool thing about thru hiking is that you constantly see new things. I’m not saying there’s something wrong with in and out hikes because there is… Continue reading


Day 22 Miles 301 to 318 Hot springs right on the trail. How fun is that. We had seven miles to reach them. Luckily the morning dawned much warmer than forecasted and that… Continue reading


Day 20 Miles: 266 to 285.5 Have you ever considered how much a week worth of food weights? Me neither. Until I actually had to pack ratios for six days in my pack… Continue reading


Day 18 Miles: 256 to 266 We only had 10 miles to hike and so we slept in half an hour, rising at 5:30 am. The morning was cold and dump once again… Continue reading


Day 17 Miles: 235 to 256 Today was a good day to make big miles. For several different reasons. The morning was cool and it made for a pleasant walk. We could see… Continue reading