PCT

Gear Review: Shoes – Lone Peaks 1.0 by Altra

Shoes Lone Peak 1.0 by Altra Zero Drop http://www.altrazerodrop.com/fitness/en/Altra/Men/lone-peak-15-mens Note that they no longer carry the Lone Peak 1.0. I can't vouch for the 1.5. Tested 700 miles at a time. One pair lasted me 1100+ miles through ran, snow, rivers, sand, rock, mud, the works. Yay Dryness. These shoes...

Gear Review: Pack – Exos 46L by Osprey

Pack Exos 46L by Osprey http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/superlight/exos_46 Tested over 140 days of continuous use on the Pacific Crest Trail. Daily average of 23lbs in the pack. Was drenched in rain and dried thoroughly in the desert. Yay Size. At 46Liters, the design of the pack provides plenty of storage for a...

Gear Review: Tent – Big Agnes FlyCreek UL2

Tent Big Agnes FlyCreek UL2 https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Tent/FlyCreekUL2 Tested over 138 nights on the Pacific Crest Trail. Tested over 2 nights on the West Coast Trail. Evening temperatures ranging from 25 degrees to 65 degrees F. Three season conditions: High winds, dumping rain and hail, a veritable creek was running...

Gear Review: Camping Quilt – RevelationX 20 from Enlightened Equipment

Sleeping Bag/Quilt RevelationX 20 degree from Enlightened Equipment http://www.enlightenedequipment.com/?product=revelationx-20-2 Tested over 138 nights on the Pacific Crest Trail. Tested over 2 nights on the West Coast Trail. Evening temperatures ranging from 25 degrees to 65 degrees F. Yay Warm. I was worried a quilt wouldn’t provide the same warmth....

Sun Sets On The PCT

It was over so fast. And in the blink of an eye, a month has passed since I left the Pacific Crest Trail. Everyday since has been both great and empty at the same time. The trail gave me a clear goal at the same time...

Ending with a Bang

I rested for 3 full days in Stehekin. I was so relieved to be thawing out after the rainy trail. Stehekin had a beautiful lake and sun drove me to dive in the water all day. I'd walk in the morings to their bakery and...

The Hardest Day

I left Steven's Pass with the Gravy Train: Grease, Cecil the Green, Long Legs, and Jorge. Dead set on getting some of Canada's fabled Poutin (fries with gravy), the name seemed appropriate and led to a team rally call of Choooo Choo! (Fist pump included)....

Echoes in the Cascade Valleys

I pushed out of Snoqualmie Pass headed for Stevens Pass. From one little snopark highway stop to another. It would be 74 trail miles. The forecast was 20% chance of rain each day and in Washington that actually means something. At noon and after our last...

Cowboy Callouts

Here is a little collection of blogs and articles from other folks that I've traveled near. The links I'm listing include some mention of me. They all do a better job with pictures and video which I thought you may enjoy: UB Serious: Guy putting together...

Hike Nears Its End – A Call For Questions

Barring any extraordinary disaster, unforeseen stress injuries, alien abduction, or government assassination attempts, the long journey is approaching its end. The thought has been unavoidable since entering Washington. The countdown of miles means everything will change. The count stands at about 260 miles. I will...