Six years ago, Paul and I went to the Grand Canyon. It was our honeymoon, and only our second time backpacking together. We had many lessons to learn. Our packs were too heavy, Paul got heat exhaustion, and it took …
It’s been a busy month around here! Piñata and I were written up in the local newspaper. You can check the article out here. I also continue to write for The Trek, and I recently wrote a comprehensive financial …
Contrary to what you may have heard, resupply on the CDT isn’t that different to or much more difficult than the PCT. Many of the alternates (and virtually all of New Mexico) even allow for on-trail resupply.
Here's a breakdown of what we sent and where, how much it cost, and most importantly, what we would do differently if we were planning the PCT again.
Just a short desert hike can be a reminder to never underestimate this harsh climate.
One of the most common reasons people cite for leaving the trail is lack of funds. How do you make sure that doesn’t happen to you?
So you’re ready to head out for a trip into the backcountry. Do you have the clothes you need to keep you safe and warm during all possible weather scenarios? Are you bringing too many clothes and carrying extra weight …
No, it's not always easy. Still, hiking with a partner can be a rewarding experience that brings you closer together through awesome and challenging shared experiences.
It's not just about Gear!
Hiking with a partner can offer many advantages, but it also comes with some unique challenges.