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.

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.

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.