Why? Because I choose to

January 21, 2018 smokebeard 0

Originally posted to The Trek at https://thetrek.co/pacific-crest-trail/why-choose-the-pct/ Why When I tell people I’m off to California for six months to hike from Mexico to Canada, I invariably get one of two responses.   Half the people come back with something like, “Wow, […more]


May 14, 2017 smokebeard 4

Lake Morena.  Mile 20ish.  Here with about a dozen others, just 2 I know, Johnny Rocket and Butter.  Legs ok, feet sore.  More moleskin tomorrow.  Had a terrific day, with a nice 2 hour siesta, food and chat with a […more]

Death by a thousand grams

May 9, 2017 smokebeard 6

In the final stages of trip planning and packing, I have a tendency to enter what I call the “kitchen sink” phase.  While I have no proof, I suspect others run into the same challenge.   At this phase your […more]