Reno Baby, Reno!

How do I get to Truckee? The trick is to get to Lone Pine from Kennedy Meadows first, an hour drive, because I should have my new pack waiting for me at the post office. Then there is a bus from Lone Pine to Reno, and another bus from Reno to Truckee. Viola! Easy right, […]

Above My Pay Grade

I’m super happy to hit the trail again, and started back up at Walker Pass. After getting off the bus, there was a small walk up the hill to the trailhead and some trail magic.  Filled up on water and ate my Subway sandwich before heading out.  I had, what some call, town legs, which […]

Off Trail Blues

Spent all day trying to figure out my options.  There are around 20 trail miles to the next pass that gets me in to town.  It’s over 100 degrees now and I can’t safely hike at night anymore without my headlamp working.  I’m worried that my pack strap will break during my hike and that […]

Wind Blows

Hello everyone!  It’s been a busy 6 weeks since my last post.  I’ve really been absorbed with this amazing journey I’ve been on.  Long hiking mile days, record heat waves, broken gear with unforeseen time off trail, hail storms, bear sighting, etc.  If you are on Facebook with me you’ve been able to see some […]


Today was going to be a good day. I started off from Sawtooth Campground in a great mood. Today I was crossing mile 500! There were several markers, but this one was the ‘official’ one. ( which incidentally wasn’t accurate anymore, lol ) I also have a video on my Video Page that has me […]

Taco Salad

Woke up at 4am the day after my zero to get moving. There was a group of about 6 of us all trying to get moving that day. As usual, we all started around the same pace then spread out as we continued on. Put some mileage in before taking a break around 2ish. Lunch, […]

Lions and Tigers and Trains, Oh My! 

The KOA was across the street where Coppertone was posted up. Nice quick walk. Headed over and saw, like usual, hikers I knew. Stopped into the management office to pay and get my tent permit/spot. They had a convenient store, so I stocked up on snacks, some drinks, and grabbed an ice cream bar, Yum! […]

That View Tho! 

So far the camping spots have been pretty cool, but this next one was the best yet!    It sat atop a little edge or outcropping. The view went on for miles and miles in almost all directions. It was breathtaking so I just sat and took it in for a while.  That night I […]

An Acorn and a Wolf

After my zero day I Uber’d out of Cajon Pass to Wrightwood to get my supply package. Yep, Uber’d.  It was easier than hitching and it got me to the Post Office before it closed on Saturday. Grabbed my supply package and was told that the hardware store had a hiker box, so I headed […]