It’s late April 2020. I was either supposed to start the Continental Divide Trail early May, or be knee deep in my prep for a long traverse through Norway. Instead, I’ve found myself awkwardly living in an AirBnb while the owner is stuck in Australia, with no imminent hikes in sight. I’m growing a little … Continue reading My PCT Gear & All the Swaps Along the Way
So far I’ve mostly devoted this space to telling my hiking stories, but sometimes I get questions about life beyond hiking – and I have to admit some of this could actually be quite interesting as a resource to other hikers, or aspiring hikers! Questions such as, how do I finance these trips and what … Continue reading Life Of A Thru-Hiker (When Not Thru-Hiking)
Permit season is over! And what’s next besides getting all the gear sorted? Insurance, plane tickets, your resupply strategy and oh yeah, for all of us overseas hikers that little piece of paper that allows you into the country. I figured I’d add a practical post to this blog roll – how to get the … Continue reading Getting The B-2 Visa To Hike The Pacific Crest Trail
Are you preparing for your first thru-hike and find yourself completely overwhelmed by all the gear lists, technical terms and lightweight or ultralight musings? Like when you read other hiker’s blogs and they talk about their trail runners getting soaked while walking through wet grass and you just think: ‘What in the world are trail runners? Aren’t hiking shoes waterproof?’ If that’s you, then this blog post is for you.
Early January 2017 I flew to Japan, landing with the cold of winter and ready to walk the 514 km old Tōkaidō route, from Tokyo to Kyoto. This page discusses all the planning and logistics to start this 3 week hike.
Trying to figure out what to pack for Iceland? This is my hiking gear list for a 2,500 km trek around the country and includes everything to keep you safe and warm…