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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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9/11: Remembering…

Nothing to say today that would be more important than remembering those who lost their lives 10 years ago on this day. Spent time today praying for those who were devastated and left to continue without the daily presence of … Continue reading

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9/7: Special Announcement Update

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”  ~John Muir (I mentioned a few posts back that I had an exciting announcement that I’d be sharing in an upcoming post. I wanted to follow through with … Continue reading

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8/20: Unwelcome Visitors

I struggled greatly with this journal entry. Not based solely on the subject matter, as I had ‘made it out of the forest,’ so to speak; but more so because I didn’t want to alarm my family & friends. But, … Continue reading

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7/2: Out of Kennedy Meadows, Kern River & Catch-Up

Back on the trail after two days at Kennedy Meadows. Stayed at trail angel Tom’s collection of trailers, and a pretty healthy group of hikers were there, most of whom I’d met before. The Kennedy Meadow General Store had a … Continue reading

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6/23: Energy/No Energy, iPod Love, & Why I’m Hiking…

Hit 22 miles straight on yesterday. Today I’m looking at 22-24.  Started this morning after not sleeping too well. I hiked last night well into dark, trying to make the next water source so I could drink something before bed, … Continue reading

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6/22: Joshua Trees Are Cool.

Woke up this morning at a quarter to 6, and looked out of my bivy to see how much of my shoes & pack was left. Apparently they were both still intact, but also still covered with ants. It was … Continue reading

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6/21: Trail Angels & Trail Devils

Started out late to the trail, as the earliest ride I could arrange with a trail angel was 4:00pm. I could have hitched, but that’s a crapshoot from where I was in Mojave to the trailhead location I had to … Continue reading

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6/19: Tehachapi/Mojave

Hiked in to the Tehachapi/Willow Springs jump-off running on mental fumes. It seemed that when we were 8 miles out, we thought it was 6…when it was 6 we thought it was 3…it just played mind games with my expectations. … Continue reading

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6/17: Aqueduct Walking & Mojave Green

Set off at just before 6:00am today, with Stickman, Sprinkles & Toby Wan. Walked along the Los Angeles aqueduct for quite a while…so much water, and you can’t touch it! Took one if my favorite pictures of the entire trip … Continue reading

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