PCT Gear List and Review

October 11, 2018 smokebeard 1

A lot of people have asked me about gear – how many pairs of shoes did I go through, did my tent leak, how was my backpack, that sort of thing.  Here’s a list of the main pieces, along with […more]

PCT156 – the Canadian border

September 18, 2018 smokebeard 8

(With apologies to Redford and von Sydow) Sep 12 We left Harlequin Bridge around 7, and got to High Bridge by 930. Faceplant saw a bald eagle fly slowly down the river here. Dammit! 7th National Park. My luck held […more]

PCT150 – 2572 – Snoq to Stehekin

September 18, 2018 smokebeard 2

I’ve been trying to decide of there’s an appropriate metaphor for hiking the PCT. Maybe a baseball game? Announcer Joe: A haggard-looking Smokebeard takes the mound for the top of the ninth inning. After all this work, his clothes are […more]