Mile 1,765 I’ve been battling excruciating stomach pain, massive weight loss, and nausea on the trail for 13-days now. I can feel my bones sticking out, and see myself deteriorating away, but I keep hiking, 30+ miles a day. It’s hot as hell out here, but we’re in Oregon now and the heat doesn’t have shit on me…but it does. I’m stubborn. I’m determined. I will not quit. I will exhaust myself… Read More

Mile 1,726 Blogging has not been convenient out here on trail. I have several posts sitting in my draft queue waiting to be published, but my cell phone battery has not upheld out here as well as it should. My apologies. Since my last entry much has happened. The days are longer and the nights are warmer. We are now in Oregon, and trucking along. The Mosquitos are out, gnats are flying… Read More

Mile 1,100 Finishing up the Sierra section of the PCT is like entering a new world. Time is flying by out here. Being on trail in the Sierra felt surreal. The trail is like a familiar blanket the envelops you and welcomes you home. The major passes and snow seem miles and months behind, yet is was all within the last 2-weeks. The terrain has transformed to wet meadows, muddy trail, mosquitos… Read More

Mile 903.5 Waking to the sound of Mountain Chickadees I open my eyes and see the massive pine trees tower above me. The crisp morning air kisses my face, and the smell of the evenings camp fire lingers. My heart is heavy without my love by my side. My soul does not understand time, only the longing for my other half, my soulmate who is also all the wild within me. My… Read More

Forester Pass was incredible, and the most terrifying experience on trail. I hiked it solo, not knowing the level of difficulty I was in for, and without any real snow experience. I lost the trail multiple times before reaching the first switchback, and was freezing from the river crossing that soaked me from my feet to my knees. Al I knew is that I had to keep moving forward. Once I reached… Read More

Mile 750 We’ve weathered through the storm, and reassessed our food supply and my back pain, and we decided to make a stop in Lone Pine yesterday. Back pain has been alleviated by changing backpacks, again, but this time I was correctly sized, and I firmly believe this is the end to the suffering… We ended the “desert” section (first 700 miles) in Kennedy Meadows with an awesome 36-mile day, and with… Read More

Mile 566 I feel as if I’m shedding my skin, like a snake, removing the skin I have outgrown, removing the shit that’s plagued my mind, and ridding the impurities that I have carried with me my entire life. From Campo (the beginning of the trail) to today (mile 566), the PCT has been drawing out the toxins and has made me face a lot of shit. Out here you have no… Read More

On Sunday, life as I knew it completely changed… There comes a time in life when everything begins to make sense. The universe conspires to make things happen, and when the stars are aligned there is absolutely nothing that can keep soulmates apart. This is how Ryan (Dirtmonger), and I have felt from the very beginning…we knew that within each other we found true love, and our souls became one. We instantly… Read More

Mile 342 So far on trail I… Developed Achilles tendonitis of my left ankle on day 3; Pulled out a bee stinger out of a hiker’s eye; Peed on my shoes 3-times; Seen 26 shooting stars; Cowboy camped 16 out of 19-nights; Am now a whole shoe size bigger – from a size 8 to a size 9; Got poison oak; Have developed bad ass legs; Increased my mileage almost daily –… Read More

(Campo to Big Bear) Mileage 266 I’ve been too consumed devouring the experience of this hike to blog, but I promise to blog at least weekly starting this week. We are making great mileage considering an injury to my left achilles on day 3. The PCT is beautiful, stunning, unforgiving, it will expose your soul, open the doors to your locked closets, and consume you entirely. The elements are consistently inconsistent. Raging… Read More

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