• 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

    A Backpacker’s Obsession with Food

    The sun is just starting to touch the tips of the trees, and today’s hike is starting to weigh you down; much like that 30lb pack on your shoulders. There’s a new hole in your shoe and every so often you’ve been shaking pine needles and dust out from between your toes. It rained that morning, and that afternoon was warm, leaving the trail muggy and hot. Your head hurts a little. The last day hiker you saw didn’t say hi or even make eye contact. Today’s been a pretty meh day. The taste of the last Clif bar you ate still lingers in your mouth, or was it a…

  • 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…