Tag Archives: pct class of 2016

Going Home: Sloppy, Wet Kisses From Old Men and Other Hitchhiking Adventures

I packed up everything that was so incredibly important to me for the past 3.5 months, everything that I didn’t even know how to properly use a year prior but now ensured my survival in the wilderness. Disheartened, I walked … Continue reading

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If Grown Men Cry, Women Can Too

The next morning, still at Tuolomne Campground in Yosemite National Park, I couldn’t get out of my tent. I heard hikers all around me moving about and politely whispering so as not to wake the people still sleeping in their … Continue reading

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I miss this.

I miss this so much.

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Don’t Rain on My Sad Little Parade

I’ve been off trail for almost two weeks…again. I haven’t yet typed up my journal entry about having to get off the trail, so this may seem confusing and out of the blue. I will explain later. For now, I’d … Continue reading

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Marmots, Laughter, Crystal Lakes, and Tears

The next day, my second day on the trail since I felt well enough to hike again, I overdid it. There were 20 miles until Tuolomne Meadows campground, and I should have split these in half, but I did all … Continue reading

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What’s Important To Me

Nights in my tent with a headlamp and book are my favorite. And if my battery is charged enough, I may allow myself some quiet music as I reflect on the day’s events, what I’ve learned, who I’m becoming, and … Continue reading

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I’m Only Human and I Need to Remember This

‚ÄúLife should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Trail Awaits

Soon, my love. I couldn’t get to the trail today, but tomorrow, I most definitely will. My beautiful trail awaits me.

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100% Ready

This morning is a good morning. My super sweet friend, James, let me stay in his vacation home in Truckee for two nights to recover, and I just woke up and made a hearty breakfast for two (to share with … Continue reading

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