Day 0 Scout and Frodo’s - San Diego, CAArriving at Scout and Frodo’s the day before departing for the trail was truly a blessing. The two of them open their home to thru-hikers beginning their journey on the PCT and their generosity has no bounds. Upon arriving, I received a tour of their home from … Continue reading PCT Journal: Days 1-10 (Southern California)
Welcome to the obligatory pre-trail gear post! Although I’ve been subconsciously conducting research on the trail for months now, it wasn’t until recently that I decided to stick to my guns and make this hike happen. With that, I allotted myself one month to learn everything I could about thru-hiking gear. In the end, I’m … Continue reading It’s All In The Gear
As I sit here writing this, my mind is being overtaken by exactly one million thoughts. I'm roughly a week out from being on the Pacific Crest Trail, yet I can't believe it's here already. This past weekend I packed up all of my belongings from my shared apartment in Boston, and shuttled them down … Continue reading The Countdown Begins
With the recent discussion surrounding the importance of wilderness areas, I've been reminiscing about my time in Zion National Park. I knew even before embarking on this trip that I would be amazed by the scenery of Southern Utah, but nothing could have prepared me for the immensity of Zion Canyon. We were driving from … Continue reading Zion National Park
If you know me in any capacity, you’re already aware that I’m a bit of a strategist. I truly enjoy organizing and planning events, especially when it comes to hiking or traveling. So for my journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, you can bet I’m up for the challenge. Each and every person goes into … Continue reading A Five Month Adventure – How Am I Preparing?
In April 2018 I begin my solo trek of thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. What this means is I’ll be setting foot on the trail at the southern terminus in Campo, Calif., at the Mexican border and hiking 2,663 miles through California, Oregon, and Washington, past the northern terminus and into Manning Park, British Columbia. You … Continue reading Here’s To A New Beginning
If you come across a great opportunity, do not hesitate to make the jump. Just last month I made the last minute decision to indulge in a holiday vacation and booked a flight to Paris! Before I knew it, I was tuning in to Coffee Break French and other podcasts to learn the essential phrases. … Continue reading Discover Paris