Day 59: The End

April 30, 2021 788.7 I woke up exhausted, emotionally and physically. I’m pretty sure I’m hormonal. I spent some time praying and started crying again. Finishing a trail is just really emotional, okay? I hiked out ahead of Ghosthiker around 5:40am and pretty shortly after that I put in my earbuds and turned on myContinue reading “Day 59: The End”

Day 58: Trail Families

April 29, 2021 778.4 We woke up around 5:30am, made coffee, and started getting our stuff around. I was stressed about when to book my flight out of Las Vegas because I didn’t know how many days I could stay there and with whom. But I talked with Hi-Ho and Fireworm at breakfast, and theyContinue reading “Day 58: Trail Families”

Day 54: The Grand Canyon, Part 2

April 25, 2021 712.4 It was pretty warm last night. I slept with no covers for most of the night and still slept really well. I spent some time doing extra prep on my feet in between sips of coffee this morning because we have a long climb out of the Canyon today. Ghosthiker wasContinue reading “Day 54: The Grand Canyon, Part 2”

Day 51: I’m Not Superstitious…

April 22, 2021 683.7 I was having some really strange dreams and woke up around 4:30am when I heard Ghosthiker shuffling around in her tent. I managed to get a few things done, like hang up my water to filter and hurriedly drink my coffee before dashing out of my tent to the pit toiletContinue reading “Day 51: I’m Not Superstitious…”

Day 49: Camping Alone

April 20, 2021 639.9 Ghosthiker was awake and moving around at 4:00am this morning. She was also awake and moving around three hours before that, but that’s neither here nor there. I laid in my tent mentally willing her to go back to sleep, but it was not to be, so at 4:15am I startedContinue reading “Day 49: Camping Alone”

Day 48: The Arizona Snowbowl

April 19, 2021  615.7 So, today was interesting. We’d heard the Arizona Snowbowl ski area was open and serving coffee and breakfast burritos, so we fully intended to hike the 1-mile detour for that. It was a 1-mile climb but would be totally worth it for fresh coffee and burritos. Luckily for us, the hikeContinue reading “Day 48: The Arizona Snowbowl”

Day 47: Friends of Queen

April 18, 2021 589.6 We got a little bit of a late start this morning, but given the last few days and the fact that we were setting out from a hotel, that’s to be expected. We caught an Uber to the trailhead and were hiking by 9:00am. For real this time. No more slack-packing.Continue reading “Day 47: Friends of Queen”

Day 46: An Unexpected Zero Day

April 17, 2021  Zero Day We woke up to snow! It’s crazy how the weather changes in this state, and especially at high elevation. The temperature had been slowly dropping yesterday, to the point that our walk back to the Motel DuBeau from the brewery was extremely cold. We were planning on doing our lastContinue reading “Day 46: An Unexpected Zero Day”

Day 45: My First Slack-Pack Day

April 16, 2021 583.7 We slack-packed over 20 miles today from Sandys Canyon Trailhead to Highway 89. It was really nice, especially being able to see Sandys Canyon Trail during the day, since we hiked it in the dark before. We got an Uber to the trailhead and were hiking by 7:00am, and the wholeContinue reading “Day 45: My First Slack-Pack Day”

Day 44: Second Zero in Flagstaff, AZ

April 15, 2021 Zero Day Again I woke up around 5:00am and laid in bed until 6:00am. I could hear Ghosthiker sleeping and didn’t want to wake her, but by 6:00am I was feeling restless and ready to move. I quietly slipped out of the room and crossed the courtyard to the main building, whereContinue reading “Day 44: Second Zero in Flagstaff, AZ”