Monthly Archives: May 2016

Becoming “Free Spirit”

It is time for a long overdue introduction. Hello! Nice to meet you. I am “Free Spirit.” This is what I’m known as on the trail, this is what my trail family calls me, this is what my hiking partner … Continue reading

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Grand Prize Winner!

This year, when I decided to thru-hike the PCT, I mostly borrowed gear or obtained hand-me-downs, and some of it didn’t fit me well, caused me pain, was too heavy, didn’t work as well as it should, etc. I knew … Continue reading

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Off the Trail – My Wilderness Home Awaits!

[Written a few days ago:] I’ve been off the trail for 4 days, and it’s been driving me insane, but it’s also been wonderful. Staying with my loving mama was the best thing ever. I’ve been fed soup and sandwiches … Continue reading

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Walking & Talking: Windy Desert, Hunger, Injuries

Hi All! I haven’t been blogging much lately, and I find it extremely difficult to do so with no cell service in the middle of the desert, but in my absence, I made you all a video of me hiking … Continue reading

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