Monthly Archives: August 2011

8/28: A Quick Update from Burney

Just a quick update: I’m at mile 1416 today. I passed the 1/2 way point a few days ago, which was neat…but not all that exciting. I can just think of the remaining miles and the time I have left … Continue reading

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8/19: First 30 Mile Day

Returned to the trail 2 days ago after a quick trip home to see the dentist. I had just started noticing some tooth pain in the few days prior to arriving in Sierra City. When I tried to sleep that … Continue reading

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Gear Review: The First 1,000 Miles

Gear Update: mile 1,000 I thought now would be a great time to do a little gear overview of what I’ve been using so far on the trail. I’ve noticed that the sections on my website that contain gear are … Continue reading

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Really Good Read!

This is a write up that a member of BackpackingLight.com did this month on a section hike of an area I just went through. A ‘section hiker’ does just that: hike a section of a long trail, such as the … Continue reading

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Food: Monster Butter Madness

Random So it’s been a while since I mentioned anything about diet & nutrition on the trail. I had been posting videos on my YouTube account (ThruHike4Freedom) until Google decided to make it difficult on tens of thousands of people … Continue reading

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8/11: Echo Lake to Peter Grubb

I started out camping between highway 50 and Echo Lake resort, and when I woke up realized I had probably camped in someones back yard! It had been just about dark when I set up camp, and with so many … Continue reading

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8/5: Cat Juggling

Woke up this morning dry…I really like when I wake up & my bag is dry. Great feeling! After eating breakfast & packing up, I said goodbye to Gabriel (trail name, finally: “Roo”) & Marmot. I’ll be seeing them up … Continue reading

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8/4: Gabriel & Marmot V3.0!

Really good day today! Woke up with a very wet quilt, thanks to camping next to a stream in a meadow. very cold out this morning, but started out, warmed up, and tried to get my “12 by 12″ in…a … Continue reading

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8/3: Back on the Trail…Sonora Pass

8/3 I returned to the trail yesterday after 4 days off trail, spent at home in Sacramento.  I decided to jump off the trail at Bridgeport, 70 trail miles from Tahoe (my original jump off point), for several reasons. One, … Continue reading

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8/5: Shower Lake

Woke up this morning dry…I really like when I wake up & my bag is dry. Great feeling! After eating breakfast & packing up, I said goodbye to Gabriel (trail name, finally: “Roo”) & Marmot. I’ll be seeing them up … Continue reading

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