It has officially been a year since I gave into the masochistic demands of a the voice inside my head and started walking north from the US-Mexico border in search of my spirit animal. So now the question is: were those four and a half months spent dragging myself through 2,600 miles of
Disclaimer: I am not attempting to prescribe advice to anyone. A magic bullet does not exist (except silver ones, those kill werewolves), and what works for me will certainly not work for everyone else. So if you’re sitting there taking this article to hypothetical, hyperbolic extremes, then my
As we learned from the absurd questions asked of Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers, people are mostly interested in hikers' thoughts on the "scary things" out in the wilderness. Basically: bears, mountain lions, and murders. Why people are so fixated on bears and murders? The last (and only)
Whether you are swapping Pokémon cards on the playground, scoring cigarettes in prison, or trading trillium ore in Azeroth, commodity money still serves a practical function in groups around the world. Thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail are no exception. Let's say you have been on-trail
I took a lot of pictures on the Pacific Crest Trail, but if I could do it over again (when I do it over again) I would make sure to take more pictures of the people I spent time with on the trail (so listen up, would be hikers). The following collection is by no means a comprehensive portrayal of
Some people try to be everyone's best friend, to wear so many faces that their true identity becomes a patchwork of social reflections, to always say the "right thing" even when it conflicts with what they truly believe. Some people suck. Trademarked by their uncanny ability to sing songs of
Writing this is difficult because doing so is an admission that I am no longer on the Pacific Crest Trail. Yes, it may have been close to three months since I last set foot on the PCT, but my mind is still out there somewhere, lost in the wilderness. The transition back into the "real world"
I met a lot of special people along the Pacific Crest Trail, and one of those people was Rocket Llama. Rocket Llama has used her artistic talents to convey life on the PCT in comic form, and she has been greatly successful in doing so. The following two comics come straight from Rocket Llama's