A Vacation State

As Fire Ant, Braids, Miguel, and I make our way through Oregon, we tend to have the same conversation with fellow hikers at every spring and shady lunch spot we find. Us: We’re really loving Oregon. Them: Oh yeah. It’s great. I can’t believe it’s gonna be over so soon. Us: Yeah, crazy how timeContinue reading “A Vacation State”

The Deep Questions

Why am I here? What’s the purpose? If you’re talking about life in general, great questions! However, my psychology 201 professor said we need to guard against over-sharing, or else people might try to give us jackets without armholes. That would make blogging difficult, so I’ll hold off on answering those. As to why I’mContinue reading “The Deep Questions”

Embarrassment at REI

I’ve spent 4 years obsessing over backpacking gear and planning a future Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. I’ve been backpacking three times. I’ve read dozens of trail blogs, gear lists, and books of backpacking wisdom. So when I went to REI to jump on the bandwagon of the Osprey Aura AG 65, (the AG stands forContinue reading “Embarrassment at REI”