Week 8: The Sierras

By on Jun 19, 2017 in All, Gear, Town Life, Trail Life | 3 comments

The first channel was shallow and no problem, but as we approached the middle of the main channel it became clear we had underestimated the crossing. The water was waist deep and while not raging, the current was strong enough to make Apoc take a seat.

T-82 Days: Training for Snow

By on Jan 29, 2017 in All, Gear, Preparation | 0 comments

I had a chance to try out some new gear. I tested Outdoor Research’s Crocodile Gaiters and Kahtoola Microspikes on a hike up to Lake Blanche. It’s amazing how a few hours of tranquility and solitude can put my soul at ease.

T-87 Days: Physical Preparation and Mental Stress

By on Jan 24, 2017 in All, Preparation | 0 comments

Today I file for my PCT permit. OMG!!! This trip is approaching so quickly. It’s definitely becoming a primary focus as I think about preparations at least once a day…