The Chugach Mountains of Alaska. Bushwhack your way to around 2,000 feet and you’re out of treeline; now you’re in an endless alpine wonderland, a paradise of ridgewalking, an intact wilderness with grizzly bears, moose, wolves, black bears, views of both rocky, glaciated peaks and the sea, limited by only your own imagination and your … Continue reading The Chugach Traverse
(This post has been updated for 2021- the course is still available! All details below are current.)I'm currently making my PCT 101 course available for the very special 2021 sliding scale price of ZERO to 300 dollars! This 101 course on PCT thru-hiking includes a customizable gear list, a 12 week training plan, and hours … Continue reading 2021 special on my PCT thru-hiking course!
Mutual Aid. I live in a working class neighborhood in Tucson. I started thinking about a possible future lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic- what would happen if parents were unable to work, if elderly folks and sick folks were homebound. How would people eat and get the supplies they needed. I thought- what if I … Continue reading Mutual Aid
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This is a super special sneak peak at the welcome video for week one of my PCT Thru-Hiking course, which starts Jan 4th. If you're interested in staring at my face for literal hours while I splain at you about every aspect of the PCT, then this course is for you 🌝 This course is … Continue reading Another sample video from my PCT Thru-Hiking Course
There are still a few spots available! Click here for the full details, or to sign up. Here's some info on how this course works, plus the syllabus! -Step one: you buy a ticket via eventbrite, here. -Step two: you create a free account at teachable.com - this is where the course will be! -Each … Continue reading My course on thru-hiking the PCT is almost here- here’s the syllabus!
10/21/19 I’m too exhausted to be itchy and we sleep until the glorious hour of 6:30, and for these reasons I wake up feeling refreshed. We drive to the gas station in Lone Pine for coffee and trail gummies and then we’re off, walkin up the road. The pavement turns easily beneath me. Ahead is … Continue reading L2H day 9: road walk
10/20/19 It’s hot in my van and my hives are really bad- my whole body feels like it’s burning. It’s too hot in my van? How is that possible, on this cold night in the foothills of the sierras. I’ve grown used to swinging in the wind all night, even these metal walls create too … Continue reading L2H day 8: Tumanguya
10/19/19 If mice run over me in the night, I do not feel it. Another perfect eight hours of sleep, squirreled away against the ravages of waking life. My little pocket thermometer says 39 degrees so it is warmer in this cabin than outside. We did good. The sun rises over the huge wooden tram … Continue reading L2H day 7: six thousand feet down to Carls Jr
10/18/19 I sleep for eight pure hours, curled in a ball against the cold under the bright moon, and when I wake I feel like I’ve won the lottery. It’s dark and I can just make out the forms of the others, sitting up in their sleeping bags, rustling around. We’re quiet. It’s quiet. The … Continue reading L2H day 6: stayin’ active, that’s the thing