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About Canyon

Just a little about life

A year has gone by….

So it’s been a year since the end of my PCT adventure, and this will be the final post for this blog. Regarding the hike, it was EPIC and if you haven’t planned to hike the PCT, I think you … Continue reading

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Near the end

If you’re still reading my silly blog I have some advice for you. Go outside. Go. Explore. More. Often. As soon as possible. As long as possible. You will feel the presence of God there. You will know you are … Continue reading

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My summer (or the summer without me)

Where has the summer gone? The bad news first. My cousin has passed away from brain cancer and he is only a few years older than me! I miss him deeply. I had thought I had enough time to visit … Continue reading

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2 months (plus)

After much delay, here’s the latest and some. Last post was from Lone Pine but here I am in Tahoe just days away from celebrating the Fourth of July! Unbelievable! So allow me to bring you up to speed. First … Continue reading

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6 weeks

Lone Pine again. I’m in Lone Pine just as I was in 2008 and struggling with what to do next. I spent the day yesterday contemplating so many things. My cousin Chris is in Oregon with a brain tumor and … Continue reading

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650 miles

Just a quick post. My daily routine might be interesting. 3:45-4:15am wake and break camp. 6:15 oat meal breakfast 8:15 break and snack 12-2:30pm nap in the shade 2:30-5:30 serious speed hike for the evening push 5:30-6:30 look for camp … Continue reading

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One Month!

so it’s been awhile since I’ve updated the blog and exactly a month since I set foot on the trail. Sorry for the long delay. I’ve been having fun, eating dry powdery foods, walking a lot, and enjoying the views. … Continue reading

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Two weeks plus

May 11th 7:30PM 6460 Today I left Big Bear Hostile around 1PM and climbed up and over some hill that I don’t know the name of. It was a beautiful 2 mile hike back to the PCT with roughly 40lbs … Continue reading

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Two weeks

May 2, 2015, 11:35 AM I SIT HER IN THE SHADE AT Warner Spring community center that is closed while 50+ hikers hunker down in the shade of huge old Oak trees. Conversations vary from light weight gear, bizarre food … Continue reading

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5 days

April 25, 2015, 7:20pm Today’s hike was a rough one. I knew it was going to be a 20 mile day and wanted to return to the ADZPCTKO by day’s end. I started at the terminus after getting a ride … Continue reading

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3 days (for reals or not)

Let me explain this countdown a little better. Three days from now will be my last day of work. On the 24th I’ll go to the ADZPCTKO, the 25th I’ll actually start the hike and hike back to the ADZPCTKO … Continue reading

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22 days (UNREAL!!!)

Its been awhile since my last blog post so Im sorry about that, for all the followers, heres your dose of all things PCT. This will be a long post so skim it or save some time to spend reading … Continue reading

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45 days (coming together)

Short post today folks. 45 days and things are coming together. I’ve ordered the last of my food for the last of my resupply boxes. They should be finished completely in the next two weeks. The PCT map I ordered … Continue reading

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49 days (preparation, is it ever actually done)

As the days near to the ADZPCTKO I am starting to realize a to do list would be helpful. Ive contacted my internet company to suspend service while I not home and that is all set after climbing through their … Continue reading

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59 days (sponsorship revisited)

CLIF bar has sponsored me with a gracious gift of 168 different CLIF bars and over 140 other CLIF bar products to help keep my PCT 2015 thru hike going forward. They also sent a team style quick dry shirt, amazing wool socks … Continue reading

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75 days remaining (interesting facts)

Permits and Forms If you’re going to hike the PACIFIC CREST TRAIL and you plan to cook you’re going to need a permit and they are free. This type of permit is only for the state of California and is … Continue reading

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80 days remaining (Just for fun)

Parents of thru hikers are starting to show up on the social media threads all over the place. (If you watch for this sort of hiking thing) Some are requiring the hiker son/daughter take/wear beacon devices of sorts. My favorite … Continue reading

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85 days remaining (How it works)

How things work is today’s theme. How things work on the trail is a little more precise but over all how it works for me and sometimes why it works for me. First up: Bear canisters There’s been a ton … Continue reading

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95 days remaining (alcohol stoves)

Yep we’re talking stoves today, alcohol stoves to be more precise. For those familiar with camp stoves, I’m sure you have a favorite. For those familiar with alcohol stoves, I’m sure you’ve made your own already. I prefer my stove … Continue reading

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100 days remaining (Happy Birthday)

Today marks my 44th year sharing this rock with all of you as well as the 100 day count down to the ADZPCTKO. I am a Capricorn, a father, son, brother, uncle, nephew and proud to say still a grand … Continue reading

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