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.

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.

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!

T-100 Days: 100 Days to Worry

By on Jan 11, 2017 in All, Preparation | 1 comment

As I sit here behind my cubicle, looking out at the heavy winter storm that’s been raging for the last 10 days, I’m left wondering can I do this. Can I make it through the Sierras?