Ice Skating Birds / E. Coli Scare / Fugitive Kitty : PCT Blog #6

I just took the plunge on purchasing my one-way plane ticket back to cornbread land. The home-stretch is here. 2,292 miles down and (ONLY) 366 miles to go. I distinctly remember when it was 366 miles down and 2,292 to go. But for now, let's live in the present (my guru tells me I need … Continue reading Ice Skating Birds / E. Coli Scare / Fugitive Kitty : PCT Blog #6

Spider Attack / Cali Karaoke / Kitty Bombs : PCT Blog #5

Lesson learned: California is approximately 10 times longer than us "east-coasters" imagine. 1,700 miles? The same distance as my home town in Alabama to Salt Lake City, Utah? This is ridiculous... Most Californians even want to chop the state in half. However, the mental disappointment of not crossing off a single state on the map … Continue reading Spider Attack / Cali Karaoke / Kitty Bombs : PCT Blog #5

Bar Bears / Smoked Snow / Line Skippers : PCT Blog #4

Halfway from Mexico, halfway to Canada. 1,328 miles complete, 1,328 miles to go. That's not the only good news: the snow is over. What more could we want? (free beer and ice cream is the correct answer). What we don't want? One aspect of snow travel that I failed to discuss in the previous blog: … Continue reading Bar Bears / Smoked Snow / Line Skippers : PCT Blog #4

Ice Axes / Frozen Beds / Roadside Lottery : PCT Blog #3

Coming to you live and illegally trespassing from my sleeping bag while attempting to remain hidden behind the Bridgeport Methodist Church (and you thought you were living a luxurious lifestyle). It's been quite the interesting stretch transferring from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. I remember thinking "ANYTHING but sand." Now I would … Continue reading Ice Axes / Frozen Beds / Roadside Lottery : PCT Blog #3

Lizard Push-Ups / Death Rays / Apocolyptic Night Clubs: PCT Blog #2

Dear desert, it's been a great run. Thanks for all the sun burns, dehydration episodes, and rattlesnake encounters. However, on a positive note, it's pretty awesome that you received the most rain that you have seen in 22 years. Because of it, you provided an abnormally spectacular display of greenery, flowers, wildlife, and most importantly … Continue reading Lizard Push-Ups / Death Rays / Apocolyptic Night Clubs: PCT Blog #2

PCT Blog #1: Border Patrol / Angry Foreigners / Coyotes

It could be assumed that I "got it out of my system" by hiking the Appalachian Trail and riding a bicycle from Seattle to Key West... doubtful. Round 3. In the true form of adventure, I'm already experiencing a first on this go-round. I'm writing this with a bag of ice under my leg trying … Continue reading PCT Blog #1: Border Patrol / Angry Foreigners / Coyotes

Bike Blog #5: Under The Bridge / Sand Lizards / Mississippi Jail

Alabama… couple things you don’t realize about it until you have been away for a little while… Humidity. Even when its “not bad” its bad… Mountains. Alabama mountains, don’t notice them until you are on a bicycle… Accents. They are thicker than I remembered… Hospitality. Better than I remembered… Biking. Riding on a two lane … Continue reading Bike Blog #5: Under The Bridge / Sand Lizards / Mississippi Jail

Bike Blog #4: Corn Fields / Hungry Coyotes / Cold Blooded Killers

The humidity hit us like a brick wall, the accents greeted us, and for the first time on this trip the dogs chased us due to no leash laws... I made it back... The South. All this happened within a day of crossing over from Oklahoma to Arkansas. We completed The Plains section and entered … Continue reading Bike Blog #4: Corn Fields / Hungry Coyotes / Cold Blooded Killers

Bike Blog #2: Stealth Camping / Testicle Festival / The Gorge

Riding 814 miles on a bicycle... Cool, I guess... Being on this adventure with this crew of people traveling through this region of the country... Words can't even come close to painting a true picture... But I guess that's what I'm trying to do here... So keep reading! Let's start with this frequently asked question: … Continue reading Bike Blog #2: Stealth Camping / Testicle Festival / The Gorge

Bike Blog #1: Talking Elevator / Midnight Sprinklers / Lost Dogs

Wow... Made it to Missoula, Montana. Might not leave... Ever... Or until winter... Whichever comes first. So I did these "blogs" while I was on the Appalachian Trail and I wouldn't say typing/writing was something I missed after typing my last blog for the trail. But I just sat down in this perfect backyard (because I … Continue reading Bike Blog #1: Talking Elevator / Midnight Sprinklers / Lost Dogs

AT Blog #6: Bears / Big Apple / Baldwin

Hanover, New Hampshire! I’ve hiked a grand total of 1,736 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia. Hanover is the home of the prestigious Dartmouth College. Yes, the Ivy League school folks; I'm tryin’ to shake some hands. Since my last blog I traversed New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont. It’s convenient that the … Continue reading AT Blog #6: Bears / Big Apple / Baldwin

AT Blog #4: Star Power / Dumpster Diving / The Baltimore Wave

Wow...  I have to admit, this is the first time I've been truly impressed with myself on this journey. Halfway… I've hiked 1,014 mile. I'm halfway done with the Appalachian Trail. I have attempted to keep track of the number of mountains we have climbed, but at this point it seems to be too many … Continue reading AT Blog #4: Star Power / Dumpster Diving / The Baltimore Wave

AT Blog #3: Raindow Monkeys / Green Dogs / Talladega

725 miles complete. That's 1/3 of the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. I'm in Daleville, Virginia and feeling on top of the world (yet surprisingly tired) for making it this far. That's the equivalent of walking the interstate from Birmingham, Alabama to Milwaukee, Minnesota. Let's do a people update to give you an … Continue reading AT Blog #3: Raindow Monkeys / Green Dogs / Talladega

AT Blog #2: The Duck Walk / King Clinton / Interstate Camping

Here I am in Damascus, Virginia. 463 miles complete; Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina complete; first section of the Appalachian Trail complete. So to kick things off, I think some people might be confused as to what the hell I'm doing exactly… So I'm going to do my best to explain. There are so many … Continue reading AT Blog #2: The Duck Walk / King Clinton / Interstate Camping

AT Blog #1: Funky Flames / Women Advice / Hitchhiking

So we've walked 164 miles. We've hiked in sun, rain, 50 mph winds, sleet, snow, lightning, and hail. We've summited 18 mountains. We've slept In the snow with temperatures as low as 19 degrees. I started solo… alone. I say “we” because I am meeting so many interesting, amazing, and weird people that share the … Continue reading AT Blog #1: Funky Flames / Women Advice / Hitchhiking