Mystery Camper / Crease Greasing / Blinding Driver : CDT Blog #4

This trail couldn’t have changed more since entering Colorado. The trail is definitely more difficult than Montana and Wyoming but also much better maintained. 10,000 feet in elevation is basically a base line currently, going as high as 13,000. The towns that we resupply in have gone from gas stations in population 57 towns to … Continue reading Mystery Camper / Crease Greasing / Blinding Driver : CDT Blog #4

Horny Toads / Nudie Calendars / Birthday Hail : CDT Blog #3

Halfway! I’ve been counting down the days to the glass being half empty for a while now. 1,500 miles down and 1,500 to go. 2 states, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 months down; 2 of each to go. Wyoming has been all over the place. From geysers, to mountains, to desert, to a motel employee … Continue reading Horny Toads / Nudie Calendars / Birthday Hail : CDT Blog #3

Marlboro Man / Bear Serenading / Border Helicopters : CDT Blog #2

Montana... it’s been real. You generously provided us with drunken cowboys, grizzly bear horror stories, and an infamous luau party. We are eternally grateful to your state that possesses more cows than people. We’re currently in Dubois, Wyoming. 1,099 miles complete, 1,901 to go. Let’s kick off this blog with one of my favorite topics: … Continue reading Marlboro Man / Bear Serenading / Border Helicopters : CDT Blog #2

Death Wobbles / Doomed Raindrops / Luau Parties : CDT Blog #1

Third time is a charm? Either way, here goes round 3 of this whole strutting across the country nonsense. If you’re knee jerk reaction to that statement was something like “get a job ya’ damn hippy!” you might be better off switching to the ramblings of a non-crazy person. If you are thinking that this … Continue reading Death Wobbles / Doomed Raindrops / Luau Parties : CDT Blog #1

Mushroom Rides / Showering Tips / Scorpion Spooning : Final PCT Blog

This feels odd… odd to be writing one of these in Alabama, in my apartment, on my couch, with my cat in my lap, and my favorite scotch in my hand. My other world… or one of my other worlds at least (this one with air conditioning ain’t bad). I’m getting back into the swing … Continue reading Mushroom Rides / Showering Tips / Scorpion Spooning : Final PCT Blog

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 / Apocalyptic 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 / Apocalyptic Night Clubs: PCT Blog #2