April 19th Day 7 Mileage: 9 Derek & Caitlin’s Audiobook of the Week: “The Martian” by Andy Weir Today was the hottest day by far and for that reason alone was pretty rough. I had a restless night due to the wind again so we slept in a little in until about 7am. Most other … Continue reading Day 7: It’s definitely a desert out here
April 18th Day 6 Mileage: 11 Derek’s Audiobook of the Week: “Beyond the Shadows” by Brent Weeks (Book 3 in The Night Angel Trilogy) Today we slept in a little and took our time in the morning. Caitlin made coffee for the first time and socialized with a few other thru hikers for a bit … Continue reading Day 6: Drinking like a horse
April 17 Day 5 Mileage: 10 Our adventure today started at the Mt Laguna outfitter where Derek threw out his old new balences that were completely worn out in the heel with some brand new shoes! His haul also included injinji toe socks and some nice teal women’s sandals ( apparently the women’s were lighter)… … Continue reading Day 5: New shoes and panoramic views
April 16th Day 4 Mileage: 10 We woke up this morning after a long windy night, camped amidst lots of fellow hikers at Cibbets Flats campground. We were the last to go to bed at 9 pm! Apparently 9 pm is what they call hiker midnight. The wind started howling at 12:30am and woke us … Continue reading Day 4: A very windy night
April 14th-15th Day 2-3 Mileage: 11 + 12 Before I get into this post, there are just a few points of order… First, you may have noticed that it’s been a few days since our last post. This is primarily due to the fact that we haven’t gotten much data coverage lately. We will frequently … Continue reading Day 2-3: Getting higher
April 13th Day 1 Miles: 9 The journey has begun! We got a to the border smoothly this morning thanks to Nana and Uncle Bobby. Our family has just been incredible during our stay with them these past few days. Thanks guys! After arriving at the monument we had a nice lunch with … Continue reading Day 1: A heavy start
April 4th – 10th Oregon to California This last week has been an absolute whirlwind! Both Caitlin and I’s last day at work was Friday, April 3rd. As soon as the weekend hit, we did some painting touch-ups to our condo in Portland, Oregon in preparation for our new tenants who move in by mid-April. We … Continue reading Goodbye Oregon, hello California
This is the state of our move. Complete chaos!