11/25/21 22 miles Fuck. I'm fucked. This is one of the dumbest situations I've gotten myself into in a long time. How did I end up here? I know better than this! I know I know better than this! Just don't panic, I say to myself. You can't go back and make different choices right … Continue reading Arizona trail day 42: cold soaked
11/24/21 30 miles In the morning in the dark in our motel room I drink drip coffee, eat muesli and a banana, stuff some snacks into the empty cavern of my bag. Alan, is gonna slackpack Spacemaker, another hiker, and I from here until the border, which means he'll take all of our camping gear … Continue reading Arizona trail day 41: finally feeling strong
11/23/21 Zero miles I eat eggs and sausage and gluten free zuchinni bread for breakfast, chicken tacos for lunch. I wash my tiny pile of filthy, salt stained clothes and when I put them back on they stink of tide pods. I pet a small black lab and a couple of goats. It's Shade's last … Continue reading Arizona trail day 40: patagonia
And three blog posts left from the Arizona trail! We're so close omg!! Thanks so much to everyone who's participated in this fundraiser. Let's get this thing funded! And I can't wait to share these last few posts (and tiktoks)! Here is the fundraiser
11/22/21 26 miles I finally sleep 8 hours, in the cold with my sleeping bag hood cinched into a small hole around my face. My once weekly 8 hour night of sleep! I wonder how this trail would feel if I'd been able to sleep enough. Long distance hiking is usually my biggest respite from … Continue reading Arizona trail day 39: donuts!
Once a year, I make my trail journals available as zines. This is that exciting time! This month I'll be rolling out all my zines, now as full color, perfect-bound books with the photos integrated! First up we have Long Distance Hiking Zine #1- the lowest to highest route and the wind river high route. … Continue reading Long Distance Hiking Zines!!
11/21/21 28 miles Yesterday Alan's back was feeling a bit tweaked, and this morning it's worse- pain bad enough that he's worried about moving the wrong way and having an old back injury flare up. He wants to be super careful with his movements, which means that, at least for now, he can't keep hiking. … Continue reading Arizona trail day 38: kentucky camp
11/20/21 18 miles I toss and turn all night. Is it the very bad day? The full moon like a lantern in my eyes? The fact that I forgot to drink magnesium powder before bed, so my tired leg muscles are achey and I can't get comfortable? Who knows. I'm relieved when it's finally 5:30 … Continue reading Arizona trail day 37: Vail
11/19/21 22 miles My alarm goes off before I've had enough sleep. I stayed up chatting with Sirius and writing my blog, and I already know, as I run my hands through my salty, greasy hair, that I'm gonna be wrecked today. It was worth it tho- seeing friends on trail is so fun! We … Continue reading Arizona trail day 36: micah mtn
Trans Queer Pueblo, the small org based out of Southern Arizona that I've been using my Arizona Trail blogs and tiktoks to raise money for, is so close to reaching their fundraising goal! Just $948 away from $15,000! 🌞 I'm so freakin grateful to everyone who's donated so far!! Trans Queer Pueblo is an all-volunteer … Continue reading So close to our goal!!