Tag Archives: PCT

What’s that thing on your back?

I’m at the Mann’s house in San Diego and will be getting a ride to the southern terminus (on the border with Mexico near Campo, CA) at 6am tomorrow with three other thru- hikers. My dad and sister will hike … Continue reading

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The “Lasts” and Memories of Spring

Tomorrow I’m leaving Sacramento and will travel to San Diego and then Campo, CA to begin my PCT hike on March 25th. In the past few days, I’ve been encountering more and more “lasts,” or experiences I won’t be having again … Continue reading

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PCT Gear List (Southern CA)

As it turns out, you don’t need very many things to survive outside for a few months. Food and water will be the heaviest things I carry during my PCT hike, so I’ve done my best to minimize my “base … Continue reading

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The Quilt From Hell

Here’s the thru-hiker down quilt kit that I was able to put together only after hours of conceptualization and much help from two very patient and supportive seamstresses. It weighs only 22.3 ounces which is exciting because it helps bring … Continue reading

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Winter fun near Donner Pass

While in the Tahoe area last weekend, my dad and sister and I got a chance to walk a section of the PCT just south of Highway 80 near Donner Pass that we maintained 3 years ago as part of … Continue reading

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