Pre-Hike Hotel Hibernation

Staying in La Mesa tonight. Made great time driving down here. Gonna sleep, then sleep some more, and then tomorrow morning it begins.

Pre-Hike Hotel Hibernation

Staying in La Mesa tonight. Made great time driving down here. Gonna sleep, then sleep some more, and then tomorrow morning it begins.

Should I be this tired before I’ve even begun hiking 20 miles a day? Our family dinner was…

Should I be this tired before I’ve even begun hiking 20 miles a day?

Our family dinner was good fun, good food and a whole lot of myself thinking “Good grief, is this real?”. This thru-hike has always been a thing set in the future. Over there yonder. But now? It’s on me with its full weight. Crushing me down with last minute errands that feel never ending, heartfelt words of encouragement from…

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Julian Casablancas + The Voidz performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 12.04.2014 (by Daniel Patlán).

Twas Three Days Before The Drive South

Twas Three Days Before The Drive South

I have to take a moment to thank the numerous patients at my work who have shown me such huge amounts of generosity. Turns out when you tell people you plan to walk across the country they like to throw not just well wishes at you, but money as well. I know a few of you are reading this blog. So thank you. Your kindness has helped make this hike possible.

Last Thursday was my last day working at…

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steepravine:

Zen Hills All To Myself
Nobody goes here. And its an amazing f**** spot.
(Marin, California - 4/2014)

steepravine:

Zen Hills All To Myself

Nobody goes here. And its an amazing f**** spot.

(Marin, California - 4/2014)

steepravine:

Pacific Tree Frog Perched On My Finger
(Marin, California - 4/2014)

steepravine:

Pacific Tree Frog Perched On My Finger

(Marin, California - 4/2014)

studentreader:

Spring grasses in the desert, on the Pacific Crest Trail

studentreader:

Spring grasses in the desert, on the Pacific Crest Trail