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Preparing for the CDT

Preparing for the CDT hike could not have gone much worse. For the last several weeks I suffered the effects of bronchitis. I just couldn't seem to shake it off. I was tired and weak. As a result I was unable t...
2 years of travel

2 Years of Travel

1st February is a special date for me. It marks 2 years of travel. On that date in 2014 I started this journey which in many ways has only just begun. My journey is about the spirit of adventure and exploring t...

Cycling the Ventura Highway in the Sunshine

Only two small hills stood between me and the flat coastal plains of southern California. I hadn't really taken any notice of where I was going and what sort of sights I might expect for the days ride. So when ...

Cycling the Big Sur Coastline

The first days of my journey from San Francisco could not be said to have been a success in many peoples eyes. But my eyes see things differently. I had mechanical problems but that thing called Karma, if you b...

Cycling San Francisco to Santa Cruz

The sun was directly overhead, my skin was burnt and my mood was low. I stuck out my thumb holding my bike beside me. I was only about 100km south of San Francisco. This is not how I pictured my ride south. My ...

Tips for Hiking the PCT

Here are my tips for hiking the PCT. If I were to hike the PCT again I would not change much but here is what I would do differently Tips for Hiking the PCT- Why I Hiked the PCT This is the most important que...

PCT Day 107 Goodbye California, Hello Oregon

     2nd August 2015 Mileage 26.1 Cook and Green Pass (1677.2) to Pope Spring (1703.3) 1.30am. Bright lights woke me. Mrs Smith was busy putting the rain fly on their tent. I didn't reall...

Day 106 The Magic of the Trail

 1st August 2015 Mileage 15.1 Seiad Valley (1662.1) to Cook and Green Pass (1677.2) I was slightly more exhausted than I thought, yesterday's 30 plus mile day seemed to take it out of me. But I was moti...

Day 105 Hottest day so far

  31st July 2015 Mileage 30.2 (48.6km) Caves Camp (1631.9) to Seiad Valley (1662.1) My forced experiment of sleeping without a tent or sleeping mat was a big fat fail. No sleep. I was tempted to ju...

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