Mexico to Warner Springs, CA

First 5 days of food!    

Trail Motivation

I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail because... life should be a daring adventure. I love being in the woods and standing on the heights. "do it while you're young" keeps ringing in my ears. my husband and I made a promise to one another to accomplish this dream together before we settle down and start a …

Almond Coconut Cookies

Eat plain, crumble in your oatmeal, dip them in peanut butter.. Almond Coconut Cookies   (makes 30 cookies) 4 cups finely ground almond flour 3 Tbs coconut oil, melted 4 tsp vanilla 8-10 tsp honey 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp baking soda 1/2-3/4 cup coconut flakes (I use Bob's Red Mill) Instructions: Preheat oven …

It’s Happening!

Last night we received our permits with our desired start date: May 4, 2017. With February 13th being the final day to submit permit applications, we were surprised to get an email with permits so quickly! We also purchased our one-way tickets to San Diego. It's getting more and more real... May is going to …

Base Weight Break Down

Our base weight is still a work in progress... but I think we're doing really good! We're still brainstorming other ways  (besides cutting our toothbrushes in half) we can cut down some more weight, but for now, this is where we're at! Below is our current calculated base weights (excluding water, food, trekking poles and the clothes we'll …

2017 Honey Stinger & Nuun Ambassador

Very humbled and excited to be a 2nd year Ambassador for both Honey Stinger and Nuun!! I use both Honey Stinger and Nuun energy to fuel my marathons and the endless adventuring I do outdoors. I'm also very excited to bring clean fuel with me on the Pacific Crest Trail this year. I believe in clean products, a clean …

Cat’s out of the bag…

For the past 4 years, Jake and I have talked ourselves out of doing the Pacific Crest Trail. It's really easy to do actually - think about your job, your house, your bills, packing up everything you own into storage, finding care for pets, your finances, no paycheck. You know, little stuff. The Dreaded Talk This …