NOBO

Pleasantly Surprised In the San Bernadinos

Pleasantly Surprised In the San Bernadinos

Deep Creek Canyon, spiders, snakes, hot springs, back to the mountains, podium time, getting tired

The Hikers of LaMancha

The Hikers of LaMancha

Cool weather and clouds in the desert, wind turbines everywhere & so much wind, horny toads, water caches, Kohnen's AKA the best bakery in all of Tehachapi

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 Towns and the Marble Mountains

Northern CA Towns and the Marble Mountains

Hot hot heat, the Marble Mountains delight, and Seiad Valley vs Etna is no contest at all

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

Return to the Mountains, and Another Heat Wave

Return to the Mountains, and Another Heat Wave

We enter what has been called the most beautiful 100-mile stretch of PCT in the state, and whole-heartedly concur

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

Out of the Heat Wave & Into the Roaring Fog

Out of the Heat Wave & Into the Roaring Fog

We reluctantly leave the Abbey, trail talk centers around mosquitos, and we wonder when 20 miles became a short-ish day of hiking