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Glacier 2022

2022-10-01 | 2 min read
Glacier 2022

I live about 3 hours away from Glacier National Park and I finally got to complete a backpacking trip there. In 2021 I, along with my brother-in-law and a friend from my PCT days, set out to backpack for 9 days in Glacier. Unfortunately due to snow and freezing temps in August(!), we decided to turn around instead of risking it in the cold. We were sad to leave, but we made the…


Why I’m Getting off the PCT

2018-06-24 | 5 min read
Why I’m Getting off the PCT

The PCT so far has been an amazing adventure. I have gotten to backpack farther than I’ve ever backpacked before. I have pushed myself to my limits hiking long days. I have met amazing people. I have seen so much of God’s beautiful creation. I have grown in my outdoor skills. I cannot recount everything that has happened on the trail, but I am confident that there are lessons I will be learning fr…


PCT Days 50–56

2018-06-19 | 9 min read
PCT Days 50–56

Trail Miles: 566.5–702.2 Day 50 With hot and dry miles ahead of me I wanted to get an early start. Thankfully there was a trail angel in Tehachapi who was willing to drop off hikers on his way to work at 6 in the morning. I had a nice chat with Jeff as he drove me to the trailhead, and we bonded over the fact that his job was closely related to mine in the software / technology field. Saying goodb…


PCT Days 44–49

2018-06-12 | 11 min read
PCT Days 44–49

Trail Miles: 444.3–558.5 Day 44 I slept in until around 7 as it was a zero day. Since I normally get up around 5, 7 felt great. I got up and lazed around all day. I took another shower. I lounged around chatting with other hikers. I ate a pint of Ben & Jerry’s half baked ice cream. As the day grew late I wound down and got ready for bed. When you can have a zero with nothing to do, it’s a wond…


PCT Days 40–43

2018-06-06 | 9 min read
PCT Days 40–43

Trail Miles: 374–444.3 Day 40 I woke up well rested after a night in a real bed. The trail angels, Mike and Sue, were very kind and generous. I was the only hiker staying the night and I had a good conversation over dinner with them. I’ve been amazed by all the trail angels I’ve met along the trail — they’re all so kind and generous to complete strangers. After gulping down the half a sandwich lef…