Triple Crown Comprehensive Gear List

Below is my comprehensive gear list from my trip. Inside the list is nearly every item I used for a considerable number of miles along with a link and a short description of when I switched gear. Packs Granite Gear Leopold V.C. 46 Red Fox Racer wire 40 I carried the Granite Gear pack on […]

Day 106 – Joshua Tree

PCT day 19 The day began in a cloud. The day ended in the wind. Everything in the middle had some of everything. I started walking through the cloud and focused on keeping my fingers warm as I lumbered along. I reached robin bird spring and even with the mild forecast I decided to top […]

Day 104 – Elements of adventure

PCT day 17  Yvon Chouinard who’s the founder of the company Patagonia said “When everything goes wrong, that’s when the adventure starts.” Without a doubt an adventure gets much more intriguing and exciting when things go wrong, but when hiking 8000 miles in one year it’s hard to decipher whether something is going right or […]

Day 103 – The Mojave Desert

PCT DAY 16 I think naturally most of us see many more sunsets than sunrises, and I am the exact same way. But on this particular morning I was up at the crack of dawn in order to make it through the heart of the desert before the heat of the day. Because of this I […]

Day 100 – Hiker Heaven

PCT day 13 With 30 miles to go I was not especially diligent in getting up early and getting on the trail. After doing a 50 mile day I was a little sluggish the first few miles when I was moving. But slowly the ole’ body started to get going again and I was soon […]

Day 99 – Fifty

PCT day 12 Sometimes the miles just take care of themselves and today was one of those days. When all was said and done I had gone 51 miles. Leaving only a short 29 to make it to one of the most well known trail Angels on the PCT. To begin the day I climbed up […]

Day 97 – The Hotel

PCT day 10After a day at the nature hot springs “spa” I had 34 miles to get to Cajon Pass where my friend Lil Buddha bought me a hotel room. The plan was to make the miles before too late in the evening in order to get some true relaxing in. The hiking began around […]

Day 96 – The Oasis

PCT day – 9 I woke up at little bear spring with 22 miles of hiking until one of my favorite spots on the trail. I was prepared to do it with minimal stops along the way in order to have the whole day. The plan went perfectly and I was soaking in deep creek hot […]

Day 94 – hiking, fires, detours

PCT day 7 I walked 20 miles enjoyable miles through the San Gorgonio wilderness. A series of canyons and ridges that look straight out of a western movie with tumbleweeds and all. I walked up through this terrain to whitewater preserve and then explored the river that is much more the size of a creek. I […]

Desert Pictures


Day 92 – Paradise

PCT day 5 It rained all night and I left a candy bar in my pocket while I slept so I have a bruise on my hip. These are thru hiker problems. I set up my tent well so the rain fly took the brunt of the rain and I stayed dry for the most […]

HDay 91 – Desert Storm

PCT day – 4 I woke up in a wet tent but it wasn’t soaked. When I stared out at where the storm had been last night I see a more dense, darker mass of clouds. Little did I know this storm would chase me all day. For the first 5 miles of the trail […]

Day 90 – Cloud wall

PCT day 3 As I sit here writing this I see a gigantic wall of dark clouds coming right at me. The forecast is heavy rain, winds, and thunderstorms. It could be a wild night. I not only staked my tent into the ground but also put boulders on top of the tent stakes and […]

Day 89 – The desert

PCT – day 2 I woke up and packed up to hit the trail at Lake Morena with a spring in my step that few other hikers had. Many were hobbling around from soreness or blisters. The miles flew by since the trail is so well maintained and there is no snow or ice on […]

Day 88 – PCT day 1

First off I am sorry to mess with the routine of posting about my adventure daily but After 1 day of travel and 2 days of rest and binge eating I feel adjusted and ready to take on another trail. It is pretty strange to think that after hiking one long trail I start right […]

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