Two days ago my friends dropped me off in Santa Cruz and I headed out to the highway, after spending 2 hours on the wifi at a coffee place of course. On the highway, which was Highway 1 (California's Pacific Coast Highway or PCH), I was picked up by a young Los Angeles native with... Continue Reading →
Occurred: April, 2016 Southeast Asia is backpacker paradise. Cheap, tropical, and full of surprises. I went there for my first solo backpacking trip, and one night a young Laotian bartender invited me to his sister's wedding. It was wonderful and eye-opening. After the weekend's festivities, I emailed my family to tell the story. Here is... Continue Reading →
No service in this desert! Will resume posting when I'm back in Civilization. Happy Friday!
Pacific Crest Trail: Walker Pass to Kennedy Meadows, June 9 - June 12, 2017 Last week I hitched a ride to a remote campground called Walker Pass, California and started walking the PCT. I'll do a full post on this soon, but for now I'll give you the highlights: I didn't see a single person... Continue Reading →
Today I took a bus from LA to Lake Isabella, a small town between two extremes: the Mojave desert below and the Sequioa National Forest rising to the north. I am... Completely out of my element. And it feels good! My main concerns are bears, mountain lions, and sources of water along the trail. Time... Continue Reading →
After a long day preparing to go hiking, it was about 6pm today when I realized I needed a "bear canister" - an animal resistant food jar - in order to even enter Sequoia National Park and get on the Pacific Crest Trail. But I got the darn thing, and tomorrow I will take a... Continue Reading →
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