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10 days in Honduras

HONDURAS | Saturday, 27 Feb 2010 | Views [567]

Its been a while since I updated this but I've been on an island in Honduras for a week with little internet access. The last couple weeks in a nutshell... 1. After my Tagumulco trip I spent another 3 days in Xela learning how to weave at a women's ... Read more >

Tags: scuba diving


valentines day

GUATEMALA | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Views [556] | Comments [2]

I am officially finished with spanish school. I had a lovely last week of classes at the MT school with another great group of people and wrote a childrens story in spanish for my graduation on friday. I left immediately after for Xela to go on the weekend ... Read more >

Tags: trekking


recent adventures

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | Views [742] | Comments [2]

I am currently living with a family in Xela and studying at a language school here just for a week since the mountain school was full this week. I have been studying 5 hours each afternoon with my teacher and have taken up coffee-drinking since I found ... Read more >

Tags: trekking


el fin de semana (the weekend)

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | Views [800] | Comments [4]

quick update: successfully made it through my first week of spanish lessons. I began my week telling my host family that is was nice to meet them instead of saying I liked the food. I mean, me gusta and mucho gusto are similar enough, right? And now ... Read more >

Tags: school


la escuala de la montana

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [491] | Comments [2]

I love the mountain school! It is a little over an hour out of Xela and set in some green mountains with many small vilages surounding the area. Up to 14 students study in a week and we all live in a house at the school and eat our meals with our local ... Read more >


adios belize.

BELIZE | Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | Views [505] | Comments [1]

I am currently in an internet cafe in punt gorda (or pg) belize. It is a small coastal town with lots of local fruits and veggies and I dixcovered two mayan women who provide traditional meals so I've been hanging out with them and eating beans and tortillas.... Read more >

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belize: the first 4 days

BELIZE | Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | Views [437] | Comments [1]

i sit now in an internet cafe in san igancio, belize. i love this town. Belize has reminded me of Africa so far. There are many similarities. I have been smiling a lot, so very happy to be traveling again. I arrived in Cancun after a full day of travel ... Read more >

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central america 2010

BELIZE | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [620] | Comments [1]

I just returned to san diego after two months working trail crew in yosemite, mourning the end of the PCT. We were laid off a couple weeks ago so a coworker and I spent 10 days visiting yellowstone in the snow, missoula and seattle. I met my family ... Read more >

Tags: preparation


Gallery: PCT 2009

USA | Saturday, 7 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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CANADA!!!! 2662 miles

USA | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | Views [540] | Comments [7]

I am sitting in a library in Vancouver, British Columbia. I made it to the northern terminus of the PCT on September 19th -- 5 months and 1 day after I started in April (with 28 days off for injuries, weddings, etc.) It was one of the most incredible ... Read more >


Steven's Pass: mile 2476

USA | Saturday, 12 Sep 2009 | Views [365] | Comments [1]

Well, I've made it to Steven's Pass, Washington. Less than 200 miles to go. Washington has been challenging, to say the least. The weather turned to rain, snow and hail a few days into washington and I experienced one of the most challenging days of ... Read more >


washington!!! 2,155 miles and 508 to go

USA | Saturday, 29 Aug 2009 | Views [321] | Comments [3]

Once again, this will be brief. I am currently in Seattle attending my roommate from college (Charissa's) wedding but just a couple days ago I made it to Cascade Locks, the end of Oregon. I've walked over 2,000 miles now with only 508 to go. Oregon was ... Read more >


in Oregon!/ Ashland: mile 1726

USA | Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | Views [392] | Comments [2]

I've made it to Oregon. Crossed the border yesterday morning and pulled a 33-mile day to get into Ashland last night. Ashland is our last real town until the end of Oregon so there are many hikers here resting up and enjoying luxuries like: food, movies.... Read more >


mile 1606: etna, ca

USA | Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Views [665]

I've made it another 100 miles to Etna, CA. I had planned to skip this town but it is reportedly the favorite town on the PCT so I decided to come in for the night. The last section was absolutely stunning. It was mostly ridge walking with views of Mt ... Read more >


mile 1506: Shasta City

USA | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Views [468] | Comments [1]

hello! Its been a while. I have had many challenges since the last time I wrote. I started having foot trouble again; same foot, but on the heel. Some people were saying I had plantar fascaitus, some thought it was my achilles tendon, some thought a ... Read more >


sierra city: mile 1197/ quick stop in Sacramento

USA | Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | Views [438] | Comments [2]

I am currently in Sacramento. I am taking a few zero days to see Amadou and Mariam/ Coldplay in Sacramento and will be able to see some friends while I am here. I walked into the 2-block town of Sierra City last night with my good trail friends Socks ... Read more >


mile 1093: tahoe

USA | Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | Views [352]

this will be very brief. I have very little internet time. But I spent a wonderful 5 days in yosemite visiting friends and spent a week walking to Tahoe. Two hiker friends and I somehow connected with a couple who decided to house us in thier cabin and ... Read more >


quick stop in yosemite valley

USA | Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 | Views [339] | Comments [1]

I left mammoth on tuesday night and made it over 50 miles by thursday night. I showed up at my trail crew camp right at dinner time--perfect timing! I spent the night with them last night. It was great to see them and felt particuarly wonderful to have ... Read more >


Through most of the Sierra, in Mammoth: mile 907

USA | Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | Views [450] | Comments [1]

I am alive and well (for the most part). I made it through the most dangerous snowy sierra section and am in Mammoth Lakes, just outside of Yosemite. I spent 13 days walking through Sequoia and Kings Canyon and other wilderness areas and walked over 8 ... Read more >

Tags: sierra


kennedy meadows: mile 702

USA | Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [740] | Comments [2]

I made it here to Kennedy Meadows yesterday morning (the 4th). I caught up with nearly everyone I knew from the beginning. They were surprised to see me walk in yesterday and it made all those long days worth it. The last 10 days were wonderful. I passed ... Read more >

Tags: waiting


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