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 / 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