Day 39: Cow Water is the Best!

April 10, 2021 523.5 I woke up around 4:00am having to pee something awful, which was doubly-terrible because it was absolutely freezing outside. Ugh! Back in my tent, I had some trouble getting my water heated for coffee. Because it was so cold, the steam made it look like the water was near boiling, butContinue reading “Day 39: Cow Water is the Best!”

Day 37: A Very Good Day

April 8, 2021 492.2 I slept really well last night. Rather than assume I’d be warm enough, I put on my thermal leggings and fleece and cinched the toe box on my quilt, then left my vestibule door half open to help with any possible condensation since we’re camped kind of low and right nextContinue reading “Day 37: A Very Good Day”

Day 35: …or Two…

April 6, 2021 Zero The new air mattress I ordered on Amazon still hasn’t arrived at the Post Office, which is not good. Fortunately, Ghosthiker and I decided early on yesterday that, seeing as how we’ve passed the halfway point of this hike and the last stretch was so long and draining, it was highContinue reading “Day 35: …or Two…”

Day 34: A Much Needed Zero Day

April 5, 2021 Zero I woke up fairly early from unsettling dreams and couldn’t get back to sleep. We walked across town to the Early Bird Café for breakfast. The portions were huge and everything was delicious, and hikers both strange and familiar came trickling in during our time there. The Trio arrived shortly afterContinue reading “Day 34: A Much Needed Zero Day”

Day 29: Almost Halfway!

March 31, 2021 Mile 387.3 The trail was mostly a dirt road walk today, at least for the first 10 miles. We didn’t even need to take a break until the water source at 376.2. We passed Bass in his tent a few miles out and then he passed us along the trail a fewContinue reading “Day 29: Almost Halfway!”

Day 28: “Pre-Fried Pineapple”

March 30, 2021 Mile: 365.3 The marina is a busy place at night, apparently. Lots of pickup trucks coming and going, and the glaring street lights in the nearby parking lot never turn off. There were also some RVers hollering back and forth across the parking lot to each other in the dead of night,Continue reading “Day 28: “Pre-Fried Pineapple””

Day 27: Roosevelt Lake Marina

March 29, 2021 Mile: 345.3 Slept so well last night. Good thing, too. I needed it. I hope Ghosthiker slept the same if not better. I only woke up once to put more air in my mattress and then I didn’t wake up again until 5:00am. I actually had a dream that I got offContinue reading “Day 27: Roosevelt Lake Marina”

Day 26: So Much F***ing Scree

March 28, 2021 Mile: 335.5 When we went to sleep, the air was calm and the sunset was beautiful, but around midnight, the wind picked up. I eventually heard a lot of rustling and quiet exclamations coming from Ghosthikers tent and asked what she was doing. She was nervous that the wind was going toContinue reading “Day 26: So Much F***ing Scree”

Day 25: Of Snakes and Dark Humor

March 27, 2021 Mile 316.5 I didn’t sleep as well as I hoped I would with the brownie and alcohol (did I mention we were also drinking a lot of beer yesterday? RIP). I slept on the top bunk in the room with two sets of bunkbeds, but the room was kind of hot andContinue reading “Day 25: Of Snakes and Dark Humor”

Day 24: Sleeping Pads and Fish Tacos

March 26, 2021 Zero!! Those of us in the living room were awake early. Bass and I were awake around 3:00am, unbeknownst to each other. He eventually got up to shower and I just laid there because the girls bathroom is attached to MJ’s bedroom and she said it was fine to visit in theContinue reading “Day 24: Sleeping Pads and Fish Tacos”