The Journalist

From Snow and Skeeters to Ticks and Toxins

June 11, 2018 We spent the stormy weekend (June 9-10) writing blog posts, watching water pour out of the sky, and laughing at Clementine, the cat, whenever she expressed her disgust at the wet weather. I felt cosseted, getting rescued by Jay’s parents and enjoying their hospitality. However, the PCT continued to sing its siren […]

Day 97: Old Station and Hat Creek Rim

Date: August 4, 2017Miles: 26.4 miles (42.5km), from mile 1,364.7 to Cache 22 at mile 1,391.1.Health: Slept great. Feet are hurting and had to start using the knee brace again. We wake up early and pack our gear quick. We’re hiking into Old Station for breakfast so I skip the cold soaked oats. Sam gets on the trail first […]

There are no words that can adequately describe a magnificent…

There are no words that can adequately describe a magnificent sunrise.  The rapidly changing colors, the warm breeze coming up from the valley below, the vast panorama that no camera can capture … This camping spot is high above Swarthout Canyon looking east over Cajon Pass and the San Gorgonio Mountains.  The old adage, “Red […]