Day 105: Ummm Baby Food

Day 105: Ummm Baby Food

Mile 1524 to 1554. A soft pitter patter on my tent awoke me in the middle of the night. In the background, I could hear the snores of Big Daddy rumbling like some Industrial Revolution machinery. I put in my ear plugs and went back to sleep. When I awoke next, it was...
Day 104: Special Delivery

Day 104: Special Delivery

Mile 1502 to 1524. I woke up not to the sound of my alarm, but to the sound of silence. I looked at my watch 6:00. We overslept. We started to pack up and went to get out our breakfast. Then we remembered. It was day one of resupply roulette. Our enthusiasm for...
Day 103: Resupply Roulette

Day 103: Resupply Roulette

Town day in Shasta. A few days back when Bedazzled and I were bored while walking through yet another forested slope in Northern California, I brought up the idea of buying each other’s resupply in Shasta. It would be a sort of game. We would buy unappetizing...
Day 100-102: A Game of Chicken

Day 100-102: A Game of Chicken

Mile 1417 to 1499. I don’t plan to do this regularly, but the lead up to Mt. Shasta involved a lot of hiking so I didn’t have the energy to write a journal entry each night. Thus I decided to combine three days into one post. We left our campsite near...
Day 99: Feel the Burn..ey

Day 99: Feel the Burn..ey

Mile 1391 to 1417. There are certain things that stand out on the trail as milestones. Mt. San Jacinto, Mt. Whitney and Forester Pass are just some of the points that you set as goals to keep you moving forward each day. When you reach one, excitement wells up in your...
Day 98: Tree

Day 98: Tree

Mile 1363.2 to 1391 We woke up at our campsite just over the border from Lassen Volcanic National Park. With smoke still hanging in the air from the nearby wildfire, I expected a spectacular sunrise. We got one, but it was unfortunately blocked by trees. We were...

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