PCT Hiking by the numbers

November 2, 2018 smokebeard 1

Now that I’m off trail and home for a bit, I’ve been doing some thinking about the trip as a whole.  People ask me “what was it like?” and I reply, lamely, “awesome.”  It’s hard to summarize or boil the […more]

PCT+30 – Recovery

October 24, 2018 smokebeard 2

If you’re looking for another story of swashbuckling adventure, filled with daring pickup truck hitches, pictures of snowy peaks, and musings on the proper way to eat couscous, this won’t be for you.  Old uncle Smokebeard’s going to get a […more]

PCT Gear List and Review

October 11, 2018 smokebeard 0

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]