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