Ok – Hello friends and family! Thanks for sticking around even though I haven’t added anything new in quite some time. A realization I’ve had: Blogging from the trail is tough. I hate to admit this truth to myself. I’d rather not tell myself that I’m going to be catching up in the near future because that would be a lie. Blogging from the iPhone – not gonna happen. Since I am not carrying an iPad or similar tablet, this limits me to computer blogging. Computer/internet cafes are not very common on the PCT so that means my ability to write on my blog is limited. This coupled with the fact that I would need to write about weeks of trail time in a single afternoon just makes it nearly impossible to keep things current. While I would love to provide you with exciting stories and funny anecdotes from the trail, I can’t use my limited free-time glued to the computer screen.
Here is my plan. On the right hand margin of the blog you will see a Twitter feed as well as an Instagram feed. I will continue posting photos to Instagram because it is easy and not time consuming. I will start posting my mileage via Twitter so that you can see where I have made it to. This is the best I can do for now.
The past couple weeks have been chock full of excitement. Beautiful mountains, scorching desert, friendly thru-hikers and over indulgence in meals are some of the moments that have punctuated a priceless experience. I am currently in Acton, California, at Hiker Heaven (one of the trail angel houses). We have hot weather on the horizon and some substantial stretches of desert (the Mojave) to cross before we ascend into the beginning of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We hikers are excited with our progress and the high alpine lakes on the horizon are driving us forward and keeping our legs fresh.
One other bit of excitement – I received a very thoughtful PayPal donation from an international follower – THANK YOU. Every little bit helps and even encouragement makes me feel rich.