Kearsarge to Kennedy Meadows – Week 9 Pacific Crest Trail

The past eight days has been a non stop barrage of the new and unusual. I couldn’t be happier about these oddities I faced on my way to Kennedy Meadows South. The slower I go and embrace the far-out occurences, the deeper I get pulled into a state of appreciation and enjoyment. Refueling in the […]

Reds Meadow to Kearsarge Pass – Week 8 Pacific Crest Trail

Imagine soaking in natural hot springs when suddenly chunks of ice begin falling from the sky. Perhaps that is not everyone’s idea of a remarkable life experience but that afternoon was among my favorite on the trail. One the most dreaded features of the High Sierras is the sporadic storms I endured that day. As […]

Sonora Pass to Reds Meadow – Week 7 Pacific Crest Trail

Incomprehensibly expansive vistas and impossibly vast ridges pale in comparison to a single pine cone. While this week, ending in Reds Meadow, has been easily some of the Pacific Crest Trails most scenic, my focus has been on the micro. Soon into my first day I was at 10,000 feet, wide eyed and gaping at […]

Bridge of The Gods – Week 5 Pacific Crest Trail

Tempting myself to look down I shudder at the hundred foot drop below me, this was my experience crossing the ‘Bridge of The Gods.’ This monumental bridge is where Washington meets Oregon, along the Pacific Crest Trail. Crossing the gargantuan Columbia River Gorge into Oregon marks the beginning of my time hiking through Oregon.  Shortly […]

Indian Heaven Wilderness – Week 4 Pacific Crest Trail

In all her glory, snowy mountains touching the sky and lakes blue enough to think this a dream my time in Washington has come to an end in the town of Cascade Locks. Starting at Stevens Pass almost a month ago I have walked just over 300 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. This first […]