I woke up this morning feeling really good for the first time in a week. We made the best decision. Being an adventurer doesn’t mean you conquer everything you set out to do. It means you explore the world and try new things despite not knowing the outcome. And sometimes as an adventurer, you have….
Category: John Muir Trail 2016
I had trouble falling asleep last night. My feet were in pretty rough shape by the time we reached camp so as I tried to fall asleep I kept feeling sharp pains from the balls of me feet up to my ankles. Eventually I fell asleep but awoke with a splitting headache. I managed to….
I considered leaving this all out but I promised to be honest about everything. I don’t have a good feeling about this trip. While yesterday was nice, Brian and I are dealing with what I can only assume is mild altitude sickness. I was up al night with a headache and Brian is always lightheaded….
Sun Bear told us that while we won’t believe it, the world’s best fish tacos are sold at this Mobile gas station. That’s so insanely random that we figured it had to be true. We ordered tacos, fries, margaritas and beer. We laughed and talked and had a good time. We talked about how it’s….
Being forced to speed up our schedule really took a toll on Brian and me. We spent the early part of our morning in the tent assessing our overall condition and trying to find potential solutions. We pushed too hard and now we aren’t in any condition to carry on. We need a day of….
Last night I had Thai curry for dinner and it was amazing though it was entirely too much and now I have to pack it out. I also ate a few pink goldfish. I’m not a big goldfish fan but when I saw them in pink I had to get them. Not that I love….
Elevation climbed today – 4,700 I woke up before my alarm went off at 4am. We were all ready to go by 5. I popped two Advil to subside my persistent headache.We all walked the first mile to the start of the trail in silence. The first part of the trail is paved and straight….
The anticipation is mounting. By this time tomorrow we will be well on our way. Yesterday Brian and I got up early and explored the park to the fullest. We walked 11 miles and saw all the highlights. Today we will probably spend preparing for tomorrow. We need to mail the clothes we’ve been wearing….
I woke up around five feeling refreshed. With everyone else still sleeping, I was able to take a nice hot shower. After using over 40 different showers across Spain I have learned that there are only three things a shower needs – some privacy, hot water, and water pressure. Everything else is just frosting. I….
We awoke around 5am, still on east coast time. The bus ride to the Yosemite area was pretty uneventful though we did pass some beautiful vineyards that reminded me fondly of Spain. Apparently this area is also known for its olives, avacados and citrus fruit. Just outside of the park we met up with Sun….