This week, my husband and I are traveling home to Washington to compete in the Bigfoot 40 Mile Ultra which circumnavigates Mt. St. Helens! This will be my longest race at 43.5 miles and quite the challenge with over 9,000 ft. of climbing. We've completed our last "big" training run and are settling into this [...]
Thoughts and observations collected after walking 2,650 miles in the wilderness... My feet STILL hurt. It's been almost 5 weeks now since we finished the Pacific Crest Trail and my feet are still swelling and aching. Usually pain comes first thing in the morning, when I'm at rest, if I walk too much (go figure) [...]
Pacific Crest Trail 136 Days - May 4 - September 16, 2017 https://youtu.be/UmMRT2LIGHA
Final Pacific Crest Trail Stats Total Days on Trail: 136 (May 4-September 16, 2017) Trail Names: "Blossom" & "Jake Rabbit" Total Mileage: 2,650 miles + 65 additional miles road walking around fire closures Average Daily Mileage: 19.9 miles (including zero days) Longest Distance Hiked: 36.5 miles Sections Skipped: NONE! Most Elevation Gained in a Day: [...]
Things I learned hiking from Mexico to Canada... Set your goals daily.You can't think about getting to Canada every day. Take each day head on, in the moment, always setting a reachable goal. Mind over matter.You can tolerate more than you think. Above all the filth, swollen feet, peanut butter tortillas again for lunch, my [...]
Mile 2,658 - Welcome to Manning Park, Canada!
WE MADE IT!!!!!! May 4th - Sept 16th | 136 days, 2,650 miles, record snow, record heat, multiple fire closures, 5 road walks (+65 additional miles); after months of hiking we made it from Mexico to Canada!! Hands down the greatest blessing throughout this entire journey was getting to share every moment with my husband. [...]