Weeks 5 & 6: Play Before Fear

By on Jun 4, 2017 in All, Gear, Town Life, Trail Life | 3 comments

The most challenging part of this town was the other hikers. We’re about 8 days away from Kennedy Meadows and a fear has descended on the community. The upcoming water crossings will be brutal not only because they’ll require crossing freezing water from snow melt but also because they’re potentially deadly. They are not to be underestimated.

Week 4: Thirsty Detour

By on May 26, 2017 in All, Gear, Town Life, Trail Life | 1 comment

I crawled into the Cajon Pass McDonald’s to see something I’ll never forget. 50+ stinky, dirty hikers had taken over the McDonald’s. With packs and trekking poles strewn across the lobby, phones charging in every outlet, and non-hikers entering with pinched noses there was barely room to walk let alone sit.