Pacific Crest Trail

This is overdue in writing, but I will set the posting date to reflect the actual time.

Made it to the PCT! The Pasayten Wilderness has been one of my favorite sections of trail of the whole trip! I was able to meet my friend TK at castle pass on the 10th as I had given him as an estimate a month prior, (I’d count this as a measure of how good I am at predicting my progress if it hadn’t required a ton of effort for me to skirt in close to 11:59pm on the 10th) and we’ll be heading south, hoping to hit campo and the Mexican Border around mid November. Excited for another easy to follow trail!

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Pacific Northwest Trail!

Finished out the last significant road-walk for a long time, (winter) between the NCT and PNT, and am getting started on the PNT this morning! Thanks to my Dad’s slack packing I was able to make it this quick. I’ll probably be out of internet range mostly until the PCT in early to mid August, but I have a long buffer of blog posts that will hold out unless something catastrophic happens. Here’s an uncropped version of the picture I put on instagram last night. The last good sunset I got before the Rockies came into view. (and brought a lot of rain with them)

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And here’s the first good look at the Rockies I got:

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Glacier NP is an exciting place.

Site Maintenance

Site went down for a while there, just came back up tonight. Going to attempt to keep it online, and updating on alternating fridays atleast until the logs catch up with my current progress. As an additional note I got on facebook around when the site went down, I’d love to connect with all the wonderful trail people I’ve met along the way.

May 2016
Update:
After this last set of problems I hope the site will be running smoothly. I intend to shortly redouble my efforts to update frequentl. Probably with some shorter posts (hopefully with pictures!) filling the gap weeks between longer posts, and keeping it manageable for me while I am putting down miles.

First Post

Apologies for how rough this site is, getting it all set up in one day may have been a bit over my head for a first time.

I am hiking around the US, started in Georgia on Feb 12, 2015, since I have completed the Appalachian Trail and put some 2300 miles behind me. I intend to keep this blog up in order to keep in contact with some of those I’ve met on the way, and to share some of my experience as well. My plan is to walk until I run outta money, and here’s hoping that’ll be around the 15,000 mile mark. It might seem more than a little bit insane, but I’ve loved every minute of it thus far, so keep yourselves posted for updates!

Edit: Now that I have gotten it figured out a bit I am going to try and hold myself to weekly updates, so check back on Fridays!

Nemo and I walking through a recently burned area in VA.

Rescue looking pretty cold, just a little north of Damascus VA.

Nemo, Rescue, and I cowboy camping on some rocks near Erwin, TN.

Needless to say, I did pass.

Taking the first steps out of the Atlantic, towards the Pacific.

Bit of cloudscape at roughly the 100 mile point, Albert Mountain, NC.

Note the bag of trail mix balanced precariously on my neck.

Our first spot of snow, near Blue Mountain Shelter, in GA.

Atop the sign that marks the end of all things, *Ahem* the end of the AT.

My hosts at Upper Goose Pond Cabin, MA.

Interesting rock formation.