Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Wrightwood to Aqua Dulce

After some big days and a foot scare, we ended up taking a pair of full zero days at Jeff’s house, a local trail angel with a twang in his voice and a Brett Favre motif; Levis and a steady, unwavering gaze. Jeff and his two kids, are some of the nicest people I haveContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Wrightwood to Aqua Dulce”

Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: A Beginning to a Long Walk

Mileage completed: 179 miles Miles per day: 17.9 miles The journey began on April 17th, 2014. Finna, my hiking comrade, and I found ourselves in the shadow of the southern monument, buzzing with anticipation and excitement. I wanted to cry- or whoop for joy, but I couldn’t decide, so I just stood and smiled. MyContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: A Beginning to a Long Walk”

Gear Review: Gregory Baltoro 75 Backpack

“The most comfortable pack I have ever worn. Ever.” Unfortunately, it weighs over six pounds! But, using some of the best shoulder strap and hip belt technology around, this pack will haul big loads and do it with ease. Gregory’s unique design includes super padded shoulder straps and hip belt, which can shift left orContinue reading “Gear Review: Gregory Baltoro 75 Backpack”

Pacific Crest Trail Gear List: Mexico to Kennedy Meadows

Section: Mexican Border to Kennedy Meadows SYSTEM GEAR CARRIED WORN BACKPACK SYSTEM Pack ULA Circuit Pack (XL) 40 Pack Liner Trash Compactor Bag 2.3 SHELTER SYSTEM Tarp Cuben Tarp w/ guy lines 8.14 Bivy Ptarmigan Bivy 5.9 Ground Cloth Gossamer Gear Polycryo 2.95 SLEEP SYSTEM Isulation Top Enigma Quilt 22.75 Insulation Bottom Thermarest NeoAir XliteContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Gear List: Mexico to Kennedy Meadows”