Hiking Hell

Every year I promise myself that I won't go on another backpacking trip. I always break my promise. Last year, my friend Steve got me on video saying I would never do this again... as we walked out of Sequoia National Park. This year was no different. The hiking trip was murder. The first day, …

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Everything hurts.

I can barely move. My muscles are in pain. My ankle is messed up. My feet are full of blisters. Even my fingers hurt for some reason. We got back from King's Canyon at about 2:30am last night (morning)... a day early than scheduled. We hiked out early, but pushed our bodies to their uttermost …

4am Departure

Looks like sleep is nothing but a dream to me. No time for real sleep. Only a nap. At 3:55am (a few hours from now), I will meet up with a bunch of guys that I grew up with both from high school and grade school. The buddy that's picking me up - I've known …

Packing Again.

I'm about to leave again. I will be roughing it again... except this time, I'll be in the backcountry of King's Canyon with some childhood and high school friends of mine. The "potty in Iwate" we had at CRASH Tono Base will be a luxury where I am going. Where I'll be, there will be …