From solo Lone Wolf hikers to Caravans of a dozen, I discuss social dynamics on long distance trails.
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]
Leaving Shelter Cove Last night I left Shelter Cove Resort after finally getting my UPS package. I made a pretty good pace uphill to the lake, despite having 7 days of food in my pack. Due to a mix-up, I […more]
Note: without good network access these posts get harder and harder to stay current with. I can’t write every night, and going by notes and memory is tricky. When I am in town, my time is often taken up with […more]
One day, July somehow happened. The fourth calendar month I’ve been out here. I looked around and realized this was new trail. If, like me, you feel like you’re lost or on the wrong trail, don’t worry, you might just […more]