30-miler

Water Is Now the Only Element We Care About

Water Is Now the Only Element We Care About

The high desert of Southern CA has its challenges, but continues to surprise and delight us

Long Dry Days and Cold Nights Mark a Transition

Long Dry Days and Cold Nights Mark a Transition

Walking through landmarks of my youth, changing landscape and seasons, and the spectacular and underrated Hat Creek Rim

Manzanitas On the Mind

Manzanitas On the Mind

Cravings & daydream meals, more Mt. Shasta and inspiration from Chinese art, so many manzanitas, water water not everywhere

Northern CA is Seriously Underrated

Northern CA is Seriously Underrated

We mark our progress on a long traverse by the changing trees

From Lava to Forest to Golden Hills

From Lava to Forest to Golden Hills

Trail maladies & magic, a transition to the drier lower elevations as we near CA, and a glorious first zero in Ashland

Old Friends! & Sky Lakes, You're Sly (But in a Good Way)

Old Friends! & Sky Lakes, You're Sly (But in a Good Way)

Running into old friends, Sky Lakes Wilderness is a sleeper hit, and mistakes were made

Mt. Thielsen, Pumice, & That Amazing Lake

Mt. Thielsen, Pumice, & That Amazing Lake

A day of wilderness leisure, inspiration on the trail, and Crater Lake lives up to all expectations

NOBOs, SOBOs, & Hiker Boxes

NOBOs, SOBOs, & Hiker Boxes

A hiker box tutorial, desert forest, mucho NOBOs and hiking into the night

Land of Many Lakes (& Even More Mosquitoes)

Land of Many Lakes (& Even More Mosquitoes)

Bloodthirsty bugs & charismatic megafauna in the watery south end of three sisters wilderness, food, and trail magic is extra sweet at the end of a long day

Quintessential WA, Timber Harvest, Oregon!

Quintessential WA, Timber Harvest, Oregon!

The weather changes quickly, we listen to the forest, and we finally cross the Bridge of the Gods