Lustrous Lizards of the Pacific Crest Trail

]Lizards are the squirrels of the desert. Actually, that’s not exactly correct, because ground squirrels also inhabit the desert environments of the Pacific Crest Trail. The lizards though, are abundant. They scurry through the undergrowth, watch you while perched on sunlit rocks, and make ill-timed trail crossings that narrowly evade your steps. Here’s just a sample of … Read moreLustrous Lizards of the Pacific Crest Trail

The Shakedown on Going Ultralight

The pack “shakedown” is a popular activity where newbie hikers are made to feel like just that, and the contents of their pack are scrutinized. It’s somewhat of a rite of passage. You empty your pack and spread all of your gear and clothing out on the ground, while an experienced thru hiker looks at … Read moreThe Shakedown on Going Ultralight

Pacific Crest Trail: Planning Our Thru Hike

Pacific Crest Trail Planning is a test in logistical strength. On top of deciding on and purchasing all of our clothing and equipment that we’ll be taking with us, as thru hikers we need a way to maintain our gear and food so that we can stay out there and keep going. While everyone is different, in … Read morePacific Crest Trail: Planning Our Thru Hike

Pacific Crest Trail Gear List Part III: Technology

See how the gear below actually performed in our Post-PCT Gear Review. In Part I and II of our Pacific Crest Trail Gear List, we covered the basic equipment of performance clothing that will keep us alive and protected on our 2,650 mile hike. Now we move on to the good stuff: Technology! Every thru hiker … Read morePacific Crest Trail Gear List Part III: Technology

Best Skymiles Programs for World Travel

  One of the best money saving opportunities available when planning to backpack around the world are skymiles credit card bonus offers combined with a $0 annual fee for the first year. Credit card companies in America are so despyuperate for debtors that they will literally give away thousands of dollars in incentives for the … Read moreBest Skymiles Programs for World Travel

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