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Dragging myself away from Kincora

Dragging myself away from Kincora

Shortest mile day ever, but what a great day. I had a hard time (just as in 2008) pulling out of Kincora, and ended up being the last one there who wasn’t zeroing. I had great conversations with Chupa, Ramblin’ Man, and Cargo—old Vietnam Vets who...
Reliving my worst day in history

Reliving my worst day in history

April 29 last time I hiked was the coldest day probably in my life. It snowed, I’d sent home my cold weather gear, I was going over some of the most exposed highest elevation stuff on the trail, and was almost out of food (and was too cold to open it’s...
The coolest Hike-Your-Own Hike story ever

The coolest Hike-Your-Own Hike story ever

This is perhaps the coolest Hike Your Own Hike Story ever. I met Uhaul at Cherry Gap shelter–a guy who is hiking with a 100-pound pack and started Feb. 5th. I told him my pack weight and when I started and he looked at me and asked: “Are you having...
Tornado a-blowing

Tornado a-blowing

  It was a crazy day where I was determined to do big miles to get to Erwin and get out. The elevation profile indicated that the day would be mostly downhill, so after a stormy an and super windy (I almost got blown over) exciting travel over Big Bald, I rushed...
Bear!

Bear!

  Woke to a bit of rain and headed off to Little Laurel shelter. Got there after a mile and was stoked for water. I was a bit paranoid about taking the good weather route over some of the exposed cliffs, but did it anyway, On the walk over the White Rock Cliffs,...