Category Archives: Life Without Limbs

I Get It Now.

The Top of Mt. Whitney I remember in the months and weeks leading up to my 2011 hike of the PCT, as I prepared, I researched like crazy. I read anything and everything I could get my hands on. Not … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail 2011 in Photos (Mexico border to Central Oregon)

Here’s a little “start to finish” of my 2011 PCT (almost)thru-hike, pretty much most of these shots were from my iPod Touch (not great quality) and I have a ton from my Canon Powershot that I will add as well. … Continue reading

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West to East for Freedom: A Biker’s Quest for Healing and Freedom

(Editor’s note: I had originally planned to ride the Great Divide Trail this summer to bring awareness to the cause of human trafficking. I’ve changed direction just a smidgen, but only a smidgen: the cause is still and always will … Continue reading

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PCT Food Review: What I liked, Would Do Differently, and Recommend

(This is a little overview of some food ideas I used on my 2011 hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. I did this hike to raise funds and awareness for victims of human trafficking. This coming summer, 2012, I will … Continue reading

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Dear Thru-Hike For Freedom friends!

Hello everyone! I wanted to write a letter to all those that subscribed to my blog, THF2, and supported me with notes of encouragement and followed along on my journey this last year. As you may already know, I started … Continue reading

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PCT Gear List: A Review from the Rearview

(Please check out my previous post titled “How to be a Sponsored Hiker” if you are thinking about hiking the PCT in this or the following year.) This is a long time coming, but I wanted to get this up … Continue reading

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“The Oasis Projekt”: How to be a Sponsored Hiker!

As I mentioned in my earlier post from the trail, I’ve been led to start a non-profit. The name of the organization is The Oasis Projekt, and all the vital aspects of it are beginning to fall into place even … Continue reading

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10/13: A Conclusion, and a Start!

Thf2 end post  (I had to make a very difficult decision recently, to end my thru-hike and come back to “civilization.” After almost 2,000 miles, I felt it was time. I wanted to relate the reasons why and what went in … Continue reading

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9/13: Wrestling

Woke up warm & dry this morning…used my new cuben fiber tarp again, and loved it. I’m actually nestled underneath it right now, about 28 miles down the trail, close to the Oregon Skyline Trail, which I’ll take tomorrow into … Continue reading

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9/12: “Cratertastical!” Crater Lake is a large lake in a huge crater!

I stayed the night at Mazama Campground, right at Crater Lake, and woke up tired. The day before I had hiked my furthest day yet, a little over 31 miles, and it hadn’t been easy. For some reason the day … Continue reading

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