Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: The Range of Light

100 million years ago, immeasurable power changed the face of the earth. This cataclysmic event left an immense deposit of light-colored granite, which was in turn carved with the artistic, albeit clumsy hands of shifting glaciers. Today the glaciers are mostly gone and the earth is no longer erupting, but what remains is no less awesomeContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: The Range of Light”

Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine

Seven hundred miles has a nice ring to it. Even spelling it out suggests a lovely sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Gongratulations, you have walked a far way good sir and madam. More at least than a paltry 500 or 600. But at mile 702 festers the stinking ‘zero vortex,’ and wallet sucking monopoly that is the KennedyContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine”

Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows – Why I hate the desert and will venture there no more.

I try to add something extra to my blog posts. Instead of just a slide show of my actions over a period of time, I like to describe the trail, and any experiences that transcend the individual and illustrates what makes walking such an immense distance so worthwhile and beneficial to mind, body, and spirit.Continue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows – Why I hate the desert and will venture there no more.”

Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Aqua Dulce to Tehachapi

After hiking so many miles, living on the trail becomes second nature. The towns become harsher and more abrasives to the senses, and the speed of conventional travel, culture, and all around general activity seems to teem around you, pushing you back into the calm embrace of nature. In the dust and the rock ofContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Aqua Dulce to Tehachapi”

Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: 370 Miles North – Trail Magic

On day 17, it was decided that waking up at 4:30am and hitting the trail at 5:15 was the best option. The early breakfast was inspired by a 20 mile waterless stretch that lay ahead. Knocking out 10 miles before the heat of the day allowed me to carry only 2 liters during the waterlessContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: 370 Miles North – Trail Magic”

Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Bridge People

He sat in the dirt resting his back against a graffiti covered wall. Cleanliness had long since become a secondary thought, and a little dust would not make a difference anyway. Grime is caked upon his legs and face, and found comingling with the dried sweat on his shirt. Someone hands him a small plasticContinue reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike: Bridge People”

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”