Hello, friends! I've been hard at work on the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail thru-hiker surveys, and so my 2019 recap post (this post) has taken a backseat. But it's still January, so I have met my self-imposed deadline for a look back at 2019 (while it's still fresh(ish) in my
2018: What The Hell Did I Do?
Congratulations! It's the third week of 2019 (goes fast, huh?) and we're all still here. I wonder if we'll be able to say the same thing after our next solar revolution. But does that mean that the sun is doing the revolution or that we're doing the revolution? I hope the latter; maybe it's just
2017: What The Hell Did I Do?
Well done, friends. We've managed to make it to the end of 2017. Only three more years until the nightmare ends. A lot of things happened in the past 365 days: a man was found in a 7-meter long reticulated python in Indonesia, some awesome women played a soccer match on top of Mount Kilimanjaro,
2016: What The Hell Did I Do?
Well done, gang. We've managed to make it to the end of 2016. Let's all try a little bit harder on this next revolution. So what have I been up to the past 365 366 days whilst hurtling through space at 18.5 miles/sec (30 km/sec)? Quite a bit, it turns out. I celebrated the start of this
The Most Awesome Photos of 2015
Since I have yet to establish a permanent residence on this planet of ours (and I'm open to suggestions as to where this should be), I have nowhere to print and display all the billions of bytes of photographic data I have been amassing in my wandering. Consequently, the internet (and more
2015: What The Hell Did I Do?
Congratulations! If you're reading this, then we've successfully made it another year as a species. Go us. So what did I manage to accomplish with the previous 365 days of my ride on this celestial merry-go-round of uncertainty? This year I was based in Japan, as I tried my hand at exploiting
2014: What The Hell Did I Do?
In case you haven't noticed, it's 2015. Yes, I too am aware that time is a social construct, but should you choose to ignore it then how will you know when its time for you to die? This year a lot changed for me (I now have near-daily sits on a heated toilet seat) - hopefully 2015 will
The Final Stats of the Pacific Crest Trail
I love statistics, and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail has provided me with plenty of data to sift through. Previously, I reported my PCT statistics in five different progress reports: The Desert, The Sierra, NorCal, Oregon, and Washington. The following is a compilation of all the statistical