Tehachapi or Bust!

Tehachapi was one of our favorite town stops along the PCT last year in 2018. Bleeder and I couldn’t wait to get back into Tehachapi for another zero day this year. But first, we had to get there. On Day 43, we knew we only had 17 miles to hike until we were at the road to get into town. Making it to Tehachapi would be our big motivator for getting these miles done today.  Read more…

Embrace the Suck

The unseasonably cold and wet weather in Southern California has made the time on trail really challenging. I’ve often questioned myself why I’m out here hiking in the first place – something I never did along my thru-hike last year. This is why this week’s lesson has been all about learning how to embrace the suck. Read more…

Mile 517.6: Hiker Town

The town stops along the PCT in Southern California have been wonderful, ranging from large campgrounds to RV Parks, businesses/community centers opening their property for free camping for hikers to hostels and even trail angels who open their homes to host hikers. Hiker Town was by far the most interesting stop along trail in Southern California.  Read more…

This Trail Is Making Me Stronger, Wiser and Really Hungry

There are two things that can end a thru-hike quickly – running out of money and injury. This year, I’ve been forced to take things a whole lot easier than I did last year. At first, I felt like a failure for having an injury so early on in my hike. Then I realized giving my body enough time to rest and heal is instrumental if I want to stay on trail and finish my hike. Read more…

My Trail Story by Token

Atlas Guides aka Guthook app is doing a new feature on their blog called, My Trail Story. A couple of weeks ago, Guthook reached out to me and asked if I’d like to be featured. Of course I said yes. I’m so happy and honored they wanted to feature my story on their blog.  Read more…

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