Day 10: Cheesecake Time!

March 12, 2021 Mile: 0.0 Our room was so dry last night; even dryer than the desert, I think. At least dryer than the inside of my tent at night. My sinuses have been very plugged up on this hike and I’ve had to breathe through my mouth at night (gross). My mouth gets dry, sure, butContinue reading “Day 10: Cheesecake Time!”

Day 9: Getting to Vail, AZ

March 11, 2021 Mile: 112.6 Last night a couple of people drove their truck into the stock pond shortly after we arrived. We’re pretty sure they were drunk because they were being kind of raucous and actually playing in the pond! Yuck!! Well, I guess if they don’t die at least their immunity will be offContinue reading “Day 9: Getting to Vail, AZ”

Day 8: Sometimes Guthooks is Wrong

March 10, 2021 Mile: 89.2 Turns out we had nothing to worry about. The wind died completely around 8:00pm and we had another still, silent night. I find it hard to sleep in absolute silence, but I took a Benadryl and had gotten so little sleep the night before that I slept pretty well despiteContinue reading “Day 8: Sometimes Guthooks is Wrong”

Day 6: 10 Good Miles

March 8, 2021 Mile: 61.7 Woke up around 6am and laid in bed for a while so as not to wake Ghosthiker. When it got light enough to see, I looked over at the other bed and realized my hiking partner wasn’t even there! She’d snuck out while I was still asleep, and I’d justContinue reading “Day 6: 10 Good Miles”

Day 4: The Joy of Hiking

March 6, 2021 Miles: 42.2 I woke up around 3:00am this morning. It was way too early to be getting up so I just laid there trying to doze for another hour or so. It didn’t really work, so I eventually gave up. I let the air out of my Thermarest slowly to avoid wakingContinue reading “Day 4: The Joy of Hiking”

Day 3: “Pasta Alfredo!”

March 5, 2021 Mile: 25.7 Yesterday, because we hadn’t exactly hiked a full day or anything and I wasn’t especially hungry, I just made normal coffee before we hiked out. But today I added the protein mix I brought with me and YUCK! I’m gonna have to change it up or something because I cannotContinue reading “Day 3: “Pasta Alfredo!””

Day 2: First Day on Trail – WOOT!

March 4, 2021 Mile: 13.2 Alright, fam. It’s real now. The out and back to the monument was fun and all but getting started north on the AZT this morning was seriously exciting for me. Once again, I was feeling so many things and was so wrapped up in it all that I took almostContinue reading “Day 2: First Day on Trail – WOOT!”

Day 1: It Begins

March 3, 2021 Miles: 1.7 I’m baaaaaaaaaack!! Well, it’s been a spell, yeah? Lot of things happening in the world, amirite? Pandemics, riots, fires literally everywhere! I mean, jeez. It’s been a fun couple of years, right? Right? Anyway, sometime later in the summer of 2020, when I was just fed up with everything andContinue reading “Day 1: It Begins”

Day 111: The Decision to Go Home

August 21, 2018 Lyman Lake to Holden Village, then on to Leavenworth. I didn’t sleep well last night. Both of my legs were spasming and in severe pain all night long, waking me often as I fought for a comfortable position. 4:30am couldn’t come fast enough, and when my alarm went off I gladly deflatedContinue reading “Day 111: The Decision to Go Home”