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    Coming Soon: Adventure Critters Kickstarter!

    Hi folks! Gosh, it’s been a minute since I’ve posted here. Here’s a quick update: I’m doing pretty good all things considered, and I’m spending my summer at home this year rather than going on a multi-week/month adventure. As heartbroken as I am about that (Facebook keeps reminding me with ‘memories’ of last year and the year before, it’s torture!), I’m happy to be productive without worrying about poison oak and rattlesnakes. That’s not to say I’m chair-bound this summer. I’ve got a few short adventures planned with some friends, including hiking the Timberline Trail again with my good friends Jillian and Ely. We’re a pretty chaotic trio of art…

  • Adventures,  PCT 2017

    Drawings and Doodles from June and July! Part II

    Hello readers! It’s time for the monthly art dump for you all to enjoy. These are drawings I did on trail/in town in June and July. Sorry for the delay in sharing these, things have been rough! I’ve separated this into two parts since it’s so image heavy. You can see these sooner on my Patreon while also supporting me on my hike. Think of it as my gift to you for being so loving and generous. If you pledge $4 or more, you get a high-quality PDF of all my trail sketches– scanned and cleaned up!    

  • Adventures,  PCT 2017

    Drawings and Doodles from June and July! Part I

    Hello readers! It’s time for the monthly art dump for you all to enjoy. These are drawings I did on trail/in town in June and July. Sorry for the delay in sharing these, things have been rough! I’ve separated this into two parts since it’s so image heavy. You can see these sooner on my Patreon while also supporting me on my hike. Think of it as my gift to you for being so loving and generous. If you pledge $4 or more, you get a high-quality PDF of all my trail sketches– scanned and cleaned up!

  • Adventures,  PCT 2017

    Drawings and Doodles from May

    Hello readers! It’s time for the monthly art dump for you all to enjoy. These are drawings I did on trail/in town in the last few days of April and the month of May. You can see these sooner on my Patreon while also supporting my on my hike. Think of it as my gift to you for being so loving and generous.

  • Adventures,  PCT 2017

    It’s always something isn’t it?

    Day 21 Believe it or not, it’s actually difficult for me to write romantically about things I’m currently experiencing. This is probably why for the most part I’ve only written about my pain and frustrations on the trail. I haven’t had a lot of time or mental space to have romantic thoughts about the trail; pain tends to take that luxury away from you. Some parts of the day are like a vacation, sitting in the shade eating a snack, watching the colors of the hills shift as the day rolls on. Other parts are punishment, like marching across the desert under the whip of your slave master. Sometimes I…

  • Adventures,  PCT 2017

    Bored and Nervous to Tears

    Although it technically stretched over three days, the train and bus trip blurs into one cohesive segment of time. I never actually ‘slept’, I simply lost consciousness for a bit. It was long, it was exhausting, it was boring. At the very least, Evan and I eventually opened up and started talking to others. And by others I mean just one person, who very much looked like they were headed for the Southern Terminus as well. Their name was East, and within a few minutes of some awkward hellos they offered my starving face a vegan BBQ sandwich. I may have been a little excited and forced a hug on…

  • PCT 2017

    Training and Prepping

    (This blog entry is from my Patreon blog, where you can see my PCT prep blogs before anywhere else, as well as support me financially on this grand adventure. Later on, these posts will be more in sync with each other, with Patreon backers having access to my trail comics, drawings, and videos.)   Feb 11   Can you tell I need to get some new inking pens? Drier than Moore county, jeez.  It’s been raining a lot here, which is great! Every drop pushes back the drought we’ve been facing a little bit more. Not so great for me, though, since I need to be training for my thru-hike,…

  • PCT 2017

    Getting my Poops in a Group

    (This blog entry is from my Patreon blog, where you can see my PCT prep blogs before anywhere else, as well as support me financially on this grand adventure. Later on these posts will be more in sync with each other, with Patreon backers having access to my trail comics, drawings, and videos.)   Jan 22 Hello, Patrons! I hope you’re doing well. I’m here to distract you from the perils of politics for just one moment; a little bit of digital escapism.   Did you know that trying to make a galaxy pattern with markers is damn near impossible? Just the other day I passed the 90-day mark until…