Come hang out in the sonoran desert, talk about gear, eat incredible meals and backpack for three days amongst the saguaros! The two spots remaining are in the first session, February 3-8. More information can be found here!
Come hike and write in the desert with me, on a five day retreat in southern Arizona! There are two sessions with five spots each- February 3rd- 8th and February 10th- 15th Imagine this: you’re planning to hike a long trail like the Pacific Crest Trail or Appalachian Trail in 2023. You’ve backpacked in the … Continue reading Desert Hiking and Writing Retreat 2023!
Long distance hiking zines #1, #2 and #5 are now available as beautiful full-color zines with the photos fully integrated! You can read about my walks across Utah, Death Valley, the Wind River range and, most recently, Arizona, while looking at dozens of photos! Each zine contains all the blog posts from the trip, edited. … Continue reading Zines for sale!
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