Hiker Heaven to Wrightwood – Week 13 Pacific Crest Trail

Since June second I have not spent a night indoors, let alone in a bed. My streak came to a bittersweet end this week in the glorious Hiker Heaven. The desert has been brimming with extremely generous families and individuals. Hardly a few days have passed without being blessed by their presence. My week started […]

Hiker Town to Casa De Luna – Week 12 Pacific Crest Trail

A litter of three-month old kittens crept up before scurrying away, several chickens dodged the cats as a flock of mountain chickadees darted for safety, this was Hiker Town. The unusual hostel-like complex was on a lone plot of land along highway 138. The owners transformed it into a miniature ‘town’. A mock post office, […]

Walker Pass to Hiker Town – Week 11 Pacific Crest Trail

It was supposed to be dry, bleak, and lifeless. In stark contrast with my preconceived notion of what a desert ought to be I have encountered water, color, and life. After the soaring peaks of the Pacific Northwest and the glacier cut granite of the Sierras the more subtle and ancient beauty of the desert […]

Kennedy Meadows to Walker Pass – Week 10 Pacific Crest Trail

Community can determine whether a thru hike is successful or not. While each hiker has their own reason for being on the trail we unite as a family, creating a unique culture. In a community like this, premised on taking on the grueling task of living on the trail for months on end, inspiration and […]