RT part 9: California and a 50 Mile Run

Sept 28 SHR mile 128 I didn’t sleep so well in the Mammoth Lakes Motel 6 last night. Probably the combination of lack of air conditioning, the tractor trailer trucks rolling through the parking lot, or most likely that I’m just not used to sleeping in beds. I ate good though. Sara and I went … Continue reading RT part 9: California and a 50 Mile Run

RT part 8: Sierra High Route from Road’s End to Red’s Meadow

Sept 22 SHR Mile 18 The Sierra High Route isn’t so much a trail but more of a route through California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It stretches roughly 195 miles from Road’s End in King’s Canyon north to Twin Lakes near Mono Village(or the other way around but we’re going north). Unlike most of the hiking … Continue reading RT part 8: Sierra High Route from Road’s End to Red’s Meadow

RT part 7: Traveling South and the Timberline Trail

9/17 Portland, OR From the Abbotsford hotel room we were only about 2 miles from the US border and a few hundred from the car that we left at White Pass in Washington. I figured nobody would pick up hitchhikers crossing the border so we just walked through. Sara forgot her passport so that made … Continue reading RT part 7: Traveling South and the Timberline Trail

RT Part 6: Holden Village to Canada

Sept 13 PCT mile 2576.8 This morning we woke up a mile outside of Holden Village at their designated campsite and walked to their dining hall for breakfast. In another lifetime this place was a copper mining camp but now it’s a Lutheran Retreat Center, and is completely off the grid. They rarely see PCT … Continue reading RT Part 6: Holden Village to Canada

RT Part 5: PCT from Snoqualmie Pass to Holden Village

Sept 7 PCT mile 2419.9 So the rest of yesterday, after I fired off the last blog post, went really smoothly. Our friend Malibu, who lives in Seattle, drove out to Snoqualmie Pass to have lunch. And he brought us some massive cookies. We chilled out by the Aardvark food truck all afternoon and just … Continue reading RT Part 5: PCT from Snoqualmie Pass to Holden Village

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

May 5th and 6th.....Pokhara, Nepal The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a relatively new trekking route that’s only been open for about 5 or 6 years. It starts in Phedi at 3,700 feet and goes up to the Base Camp at 14,500 feet. The peak itself for Mardi Himal is around 18,200 feet. Since … Continue reading Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Circuit+ Part 1

Our plan is to hike the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal with a side trip out and back to Tsum Valley. It will be QB and myself plus Mac and Moist, two friends we met last year while hiking CDT. Mac, Me, Moist I did my usual next to nothing for preparations but luckily Mac, a … Continue reading Manaslu Circuit+ Part 1