CDT kick off

The past few days have been a whirlwind, Thursday last week I wrapped a few last minute items at home like finally getting the washing machine fixed, had a hour of loving on Karluk before saying goodbye and Suzy came and whisked us off to the airport.   I nearly...

The Final Countdown

With just days left before I leave my beloved Portland, Oregon I am deep in the throes of the final countdown.  The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of sorting and packing gear, making resupply boxes and wrapping up the list of things that needed to be done at the...

The seven most common FAQ’s I get asked these days

Whenever I tell someone what I am currently up to, the conversation always takes the same turn and I am left answering these seven question over and over. Being a bit of sarcastic person I am going to share with you what I say and what I really want to say. 1. From...

Training on the Klickitat Trail

After nearly killing myself the past few weeks at home getting things in order for my CDT hike, I decided it was time to take an overnight trip to test out my gear kit and knock the rust off my joints. I met up with “Tomato” and “Sweet Potatoe”...

A Leap of Faith

I can still remember that cold March morning on Long Island in 1996 as I struggled to lift on my heavy Dana Design pack and load it in my parent’s car for the trip to Penn Station.  In a few hours I would be on a train to DC then a few rides with my future hiking...