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…

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?