Thru Hike

6 months later…

Six months later. A month and a half post-trail. Might as well be years, decades. A millennia, for how I feel. Changed. Forever altered, through an experience I’m uncertain at this time can even be captured and put into words. We’ll see. It just seems… too big. Like attempting to understand the scale of a 100 billion lightyears. Impossible? No.…

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Trail Mixin’ It Up

I want to talk about food. Specifically, trail food. More specifically, PCT trail food. What people eat while they’re walking from Mexico to Canada. Thus far into my research, I’ve discovered the majority of thru-hikers eat a whole lot of junk and nonsense, and they’re equal parts proud and disgusted by their chosen hiking diets. Honestly – I don’t fully…

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Water and Willpower

Two weeks before the PCT. I start Easter Sunday. Two weeks… Needless to say, I’m feeling a lot. I’ve been feeling a lot… A lot of angst. Worry. Fear. Doubt. A lot of doubt. Excitement. Elation. Overwhelming appreciation for myself and all those who have gone before me. Everyone whose told their story, shared their personal journeys, reveled and cried…

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Fulfilling A Dream

I decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650 mile trek from Mexico to Canada, a little less than 4 months before I planned to start. I’d originally intended on hiking the PCT in 2020. I’d been intending it for a couple of years, and then, as she does, life threw me some curveballs. Some really hard, sharp, heart…

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