Week 1: A Humble Beginning

By on May 2, 2017 in All, Gear, Trail Life | 5 comments

Ouch! Everything hurts! My feet, neck, ankles, and shoulders hurt. Ouch!

T-1 Day: Gratitude

By on Apr 21, 2017 in All, Preparation | 8 comments

18 months ago I made a decision that will likely affect the rest of my life. It would definitely dictate how I spent the next 2 years. It was impulsive. It was irrational. It was downright crazy.

T-5 Days: The Gear List

By on Apr 11, 2017 in All, Gear | 50 comments

For those of you that like to geek out on gear and ounces, I present The Gear List.

T-25 Days: Climbing for Charity, Hiking for Fun

By on Mar 27, 2017 in All, Preparation | 1 comment

There’s a million ways you can make a difference, you just have to decide you want to be part of the solution.

T-62 Days: A Wonderful Week

By on Feb 18, 2017 in All, Preparation | 1 comment

This last week has been great. I experienced my first day touring with my work. We skinned to the top of a Park City peak on a beautiful bluebird day. I also had a great hike up Grandeur Peak after work that day. Excellent training. This was the first time I really put my Khatoola microspikes to work. However the best part of the week was getting the opportunity to tour one of The Christmas Box Houses.

T-76 Days: Permits, Transportation and Climbing for CBI

By on Feb 4, 2017 in All, Preparation | 0 comments

It’s getting real. I applied for my PCT permit with a start date of 4/21/17. Less than 11 weeks left and there’s still so much to do. I need to decide how I’m getting to Campo, CA where the trail starts. I had a romantic notion of riding a train to So. Cal. Unfortunately, trains out west suck!